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Beomaster5 replace hdd

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geencar
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geencar posted on Sat, Nov 14 2015 8:27 AM

Hi All,

I own a bm5 with origin hdd (500gb version). It is 5 years old now so I want to replace it with a new hdd/1Tb or ssd/512gb

I followed different discsussions here about replacing the harddisk. Seems to work but I think I may have found a better/easier way to do so.

I own an original B&O servictool usb stick and found the option "Clone System Drives"  and  "Clone Entire HDD" which should do the trick. I, do not know if it will work for disks larger than original ones (eg 512gb-> 1Tb)

I am willing to try but I do not have a manual for using the servicetool. Any one who can help out is more than welcome. Also I am willing to share the usb stick. I created an image and restored on another usb stick and as far as I can see it works.

Secondly there's the ssd issue. I downloaded the http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner, ran it on the bm5 and I gave me the advise to use the MX100 whichis a true 500Gb ssd

Might work as it offers the the necessary garbage cleanup function (trim is not supported on bm5 system)

If MX100 does the job all other ssd's with Marvel 88SS9174 controllers /MLC controllers should do the trick

Unfortunately these type of discs is leaving the market very fast as newer ssd dries take over.

 

Any reaction/question/comment is welcome.

 


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Mr 10Percent
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YHM

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Hi green car,

I am in the same position as you I brought my beomaster 2nd hand with pre installed music which I have added too over the years. The artwork and music are all mixed up. I would like to install a new drive so I can rebuild my music library. I have the 500gb version so a ssd 512 will be my choice. I see I will have to clone the drive and set new partitions. Does you service software have the means to do this. If so would you be able to send me a copy in some format please.
Kirby Diver
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Hi, The service manual is available free from hifi-manuals.com.
geencar
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Thank you for your help, I got a copy in the meantime but do appreciate your help a lot!

geencar
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Hi Kirby, 

please provide me with your emailadress 

 

Greetz

Geert

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divercorvette@sky.com

Regards Paul.
geencar
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All,

 

Just wanted to inform you all that the suggested ssd is working without problems for over 5 weeks now. Some other members of this forum have installed the ssd also and are also running their systems without problems even longer than my system does.

One advice: the Crucial ssd is end of life and therefor hard to get.

 

 

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lano replied on Tue, May 31 2016 10:12 PM
geencar:

All,

Just wanted to inform you all that the suggested ssd is working without problems for over 5 weeks now. Some other members of this forum have installed the ssd also and are also running their systems without problems even longer than my system does.

One advice: the Crucial ssd is end of life and therefor hard to get.

I need to change the SSD I currently are using, does the crucial still works OK? Is it possible to get a copy of the service tool?

Regards/LANO
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@ greencar: I also want to upgrade my BM5 to a sad but i often read that there are problems and the system hang. Can you give me the image of the B&O Service Tool via Dropbox? How big must be the USB Stick? 

What about the System Performance after the SSD Upgrade? 

It ist also possible to clone the old 500GB Harddrive without the Service Tool, external for example?

 

Thanks a lot.

Zeus_72
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Dear Greecar,

i have to replace the hdd of my BM5. It's 7 years old, so  I'm afraid it will break short.

Can you help me?

Can i have a image or copy of b&O servicetool usb stick?

thank a lot

 

wantoniak
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Hi

 

Would it be possible for you to give me a copy of Beomaster5 service tool?

 

I will owe you a big one!!1

 

my email address is wantoniak@gmail.com

 

thanks

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Hi Greencar

I have been trying to clone to an SSD (Samsung 850 EVO) and every time I clone it and then install into BM5 I get the message to insert a boot disk. Did you have this problem? Does the original hard drive have to remain in the BM5 when your are cloning?  I also have the service tool usb but it does not really clone it only restores an existing BM5 hard drive. Any help you can give would be appreciated.

 

wantoniak
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Samsung drives will not work on BM5, this is why you get the error. Only  Crutial, please read forums ... 

wantoniak
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Samsung drives will not work on BM5, this is why you get the error. Only  Crutial, please read forums ... 

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