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anyone brave enough to upgrade internal HD in HR24?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by am7crew, May 22, 2010.

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  1. am7crew

    am7crew Legend

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    Ok before I start lets get past the the whole its leased and voids the warranty and TOS etc if we're discussing upgrading the internal hard drive we are advanced users that know that already so save the quick wit one liner please. With that said has anyone started this or successfully done so in the new HR24? I did my HR22 a while back with 1.5TB drives with no problems and yes I kept the original hard drives as back up in case.
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Posters have suggested it's not as easy as past units.
     
  3. am7crew

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    yeah the casing itself doesnt look as easy to open as the previous models.
     
  4. kevinturcotte

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    I'm sure if it *COULDN'T* be done, we'd have heard about it by now.
     
  5. MysteryMan

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    Enlighten Me..Why the need to change the hard drive? Just curious.
     
  6. hilmar2k

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    Word on the street is that it's a royal pain in the a$$ to get in to.
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    I believe Stuart stated that in order for him to open one, with DirecTV's blessing, for the First Look photos it required special tools.
     
  8. hilmar2k

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    Capacity.
     
  9. kevinturcotte

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    Larger hard drive=more recording space. I upgraded the internal hard drive in my main HR20 with a 750 GB (And yes, I *STILL* sometimes fill it up lol)
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    Recording Space...Thought I did a lot of recording. You guys have me beat.
     
  11. kevinturcotte

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    I'm planning on getting a couple, and thinking about throwing a 1.5 TB hard drive in each.
     
  12. am7crew

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    yeah I have the 1.5 TB in a HR22 and that holds about 300+ hours of HD. Already got the HR24 from solidsignal and havent activated it yet, was curious about the probability of upgrading it and if its even possible.
     
  13. hilmar2k

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    Possible, yes. Probable.....I don't think so.
     
  14. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Hard Drive...Basicly I use my hard drive for storing movies and conserts not available on BluRay or DVD.
     
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    I did on my OWNED HR24-500. Upgraded to a 1.5 TB drive. I did not find it that difficult.
     
  16. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I plan on doing that on my owned unit as well, when the warranty is over.
    How did you get the case off? I know its clipped, but I dont see any obvious places to unlatch it.
     
  17. am7crew

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    ditto, also what hard drive brand did you use?
     
  18. kevinturcotte

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    If I do it, I plan on using the WD15EVDS
     
  19. anleva

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    I upgraded to a Western Digital WD15EVDS.

    The tricky part is definitely figuring out how the cover is attached and the right way to remove it. Looking at it is a bit baffling. In hindsight once you see how it is attached it is fairly straightforward, but you really don't see it or get it until you take it off the first time and if you aren't careful and force something while you are trying to figure it out you could do some damage. For my HR24-500 I needed to trip 2 clips on each side and 2 near the top cover and not let them re-engage. From the bottom of the DVR. Cover then slides off.
     
  20. kevinturcotte

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    What's the temp run in your receiver? I know my HR20 runs around 130, but that's a regular 7200 RPM drive.
     
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