788 hard drive maintenance

Discussion in '788 Digital Portastudio' started by Jimnield, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Jimnield

    Jimnield New Member

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    I am recently greatly enjoying using my old 788 after many years in storage. I was delighted to find it had survived intact and in good working order.
    My question is, when I first bought it back in 2004, I recall reading somewhere that it was good practice to shuffle songs between partitions so that you could periodically empty a partition. Like moving furniture out of a room in order to give it a good clean. Am I supposed to re-format the empty partition, or will this wipe some essential firmware? I cannot find the reference now, and I am no computer expert at all, so does anyone have any advice or tips for a tech dinosaur on good practices for keeping an old hard drive going?
    Many thanks.
  2. Jimnield

    Jimnield New Member

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    Hi again, so I've searched around and found the section on re-formatting a partition in the vs2 addendum document. So now I am refining my question; if you have vs1.10, what if anything can or should you do to reformat / clean out partitions and any other HDD maintenance tips?
    Any ideas gratefully received