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Add eSATA storage to HR44-500 Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by yoost, May 31, 2013.

  1. yoost

    yoost New Member

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    I am running out of storage space. And would appreciate hearing experiences/problems/comments of those who have added storage to their HR44 Genies. Many thanks.
     
  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I can offer is that adding an external HDD will disable the internal, not add to it.
     
  3. Sixto

    Sixto DIRECTV A-Team

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    And the drives can be big, greater then 2TB, as reported by some here.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    yeah ... we has a ton of of posts about it ... a lot of good threads to read, duh !
     
  5. Rich

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    The first thing I'd do if I received a Genie would be to put at least an external 2TB drive on it. I'd probably go with a 3TB drive since I know (from RunnerFL) that the Thermaltake docks with a 3TB drive work well with a Genie. I have several TT docks sitting around unused.

    Here's a link to a TT dock. Then you'd want a WD Green Caviar HDD. Amazon has plenty of choices.

    Rich
     
  6. TAnsley

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    I just purchased a RAID enclosure with 2x2TB WD EURS drives. I get my Genie installed on Friday (hopefully if it is an HR44 :)), and this is one of the first things i will be adding to the HR before I start setting up SPs.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    nay, first thing is to setup your RAID (would be it -0 or -1 ?), then test it with your PC (removing, inserting drive, rebuilding, etc)

    [these cheap consumer's RAID boxes .. argh ... unreliable ]

    perhaps you could tell us what maker/model you bought
     
  8. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    The 2 Cavalry RAID boxes I bought for ~ $500 each a few years ago are typical. 1 lasted for 4 months and the other a year. Wasn't cheap, but...argh...crap.

    Rich
     
  9. yoost

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    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I have decided to leave my Genie alone and bought an HR24 with an internal 2TB Hard Drive from weaKnees to have a total of 3 TB's.
     
  10. lucky13

    lucky13 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Might be a bit too late for you, but I just connected a WD 3TB to an HR44-500.
    See this post and earlier:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/85623-working-esata-setups/page-108#entry3147864
     
  11. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Oof, that must have cost a fortune.

    Rich
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    isn't HR24 support only 2 TB space form any bigger drive ? regardless if it 3 TB or 9 ZB ?
     
  13. TAnsley

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    Where can you see your "new" capacity? It seems like I remember on some older HR software version, I could see the actual capacity free on the new HD.
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it reported latest FW of HR24 can support bigger drives then 2 TB.

    to see new size, just connect the drive to your PC and using Disk Management check bigger partition
     
  15. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    I can see no reason to put anything larger than a 2TB drive in my 24s. Just more content to be lost.

    Rich
     
  16. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    The HR's don't report capacity.
     
  17. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    The only capacity you are able to see it is the space available for recordings as a percentage
     

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