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3TB internal drive for HR34

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by am7crew, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. am7crew

    am7crew Legend

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    Please forgive me I have searched here and Google and am getting conflicting answers. With weaknees offering a internal 3TB upgrade for HR34 and 44s is it safe to say hr34s allow internal 3tb drives now and not just 2tb anymore?
     
  2. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    I'm running an internal WD 3TB EURS in my HR34. No problems.
     
  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    There's no limit on what you can use on an HR34/HR44. I've used up to a 12TB RAID array.

    Keep in mind though that if the DVR dies you lose all of your recordings and opening a leased unit to upgrade the drive violates TOS.
     
  4. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Yes they do. AAMOF, it can work with even larger drives.

    I would be wary about the type of drive. I suggest you stick to those models that others have already had success with...unless you’d like to try something out and hope for the best. Whichever you choose, post it here. The more data points the better. :)

    Mike
     
  5. stevekiene

    stevekiene New Member

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    I have a HR34 and have tried a 4TB and 3TB drive and neither worked. I had success with a 2TB drive. All external. The 3 and 4 failed at receiver startup with the following blue screen message: A problem has been detected with the storage device. [blah blah blah] Diagnostics Code: 75-204.
    The 3TB was a Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001
    The 4TB was a Seagate Desktop 4 TB SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST4000DM000

    The drives work fine when plugged into a Windows machine. I can format them for full capacity.

    Does anyone have any insight? Thanks much.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    yes, the insight has been posted by our member here
    in short he did format it by HR25, then HR44 start reformatting and using it
     
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    I'm using that exact same 3TB drive on my HR34. You shouldn't have a problem. What enclosure are you using? It sounds like the enclosure you are using only supports up to 2TB drives.
     
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    That's for the HR44, and only the 500 series at that. His issue is with an HR34.
     
  9. stevekiene

    stevekiene New Member

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    The enclosure is a NexStar3 from Vantec. Model NST-380SU3. They claim it is 4TB compatible.

    It did work via USB on my Windows machine. Tomorrow I will try it in a laptop that has eSATA and see if it sees the full 4TB drive.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  10. ticmxman

    ticmxman Legend

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    Here is the thread. Lucky13 posted the information, I have followed his lead. So far so good, I have had a few instances where the HR44 froze on ff or rw fixed by an additional fast forward or rewind. I think (hope?)this is software related and not HDD related. Waiting on D* to resolve the issue but to this point it is a minor annoyance.

    Read on:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/205842-hr-44-not-recognizing-external-hdd/
     
  11. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    According to a review on amazon.com it sees a 3TB drive only after a firmware update. Now that doesn't explain why your Windows box sees all 3TB though.

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R25DZ0J8BNKSW1/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0037KLEWS&nodeID=172282&store=electronics
     
  12. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    The freezing is software related. I even removed my external drive and ran off the stock internal on my HR44-500 and the issue is still there, sometimes.
     
  13. ticmxman

    ticmxman Legend

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    Thank you, I suspected as much. It is nice to have confirmation.
     

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