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722k external drive recording time

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by CeeWoo, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

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    Received my 1TB WD hard drive today and got it connected to my 722k. Formatted drive and looked at 'manage media' and see after the format it shows 930gb available. I archived a couple things onto the drive (all recorded in HD originally-one movie from HBO and a couple episodes of a tv series from dish...not from my antenna). Anyhow, these items total 5 hrs and occupy 9500mb on the new drive.

    Using my math 930gb is about equal to 952000mb...so if what I archived is on average, what I'll archive in the future, should I get almost 500 hrs on this drive--or is my math rediculously off? That just seems like way too much

    As you can tell, I'm not a techie and my last math class was roughly 40 yrs ago
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    use OTA and 1080p and you'll end up with less then 300 hrs
     
  3. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

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    :) even that's more than I expected...sounds like my math was right though :). That was $50 well spent
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    still 2 TB has better ratio of Tb/$
     
  5. Jim5506

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    930GB=930,000MB, it's precisely a 1000:1 ratio, by definition.
     
  6. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

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    well, that's the simple conversion, and is accurate enough, but in actuality isn't it more like
    1 gb = 1024 mb?
     
  7. Jim5506

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    No, because the conversion has already been made.
     

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