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Checking Nomad Storage Use?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by pnessutt, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. pnessutt

    pnessutt Banned User

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    We now have two devices (iPads) using Nomad for downloading of DVR recordings and I was wondering how I could check the current storage utilization on the device. Is there a way that I can see how much space is left for transcoded shows?

    I suspect we'll have to add the flash drive now to increase storage regardless, but I would like to see what is out there.

    Thanks!

    -Bob
     
  2. RAD

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    Yes, start the client, select the ?, then System Info, that screen will show how much storage is being used.
     
  3. pnessutt

    pnessutt Banned User

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    Thanks, RAD.

    From what I'm reading, it says there is 26.1MB free on the device. Not much left...

    That being said, how do I delete items from Nomad (while keeping them on the DVR) to free up space (short of buying the flash drive)?

    Thanks again for your help!

    -Bob
     
  4. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

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    You don't. The only way for the transcoded recording to be deleted is to delete it from the HD DVR. What you're asking for is a feature that a number of people have been asking DIRCTV to add to nomad. I hooked up a 1TB USB drive to mine to get around that issue.
     
  5. Beerstalker

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    I believe if you tell it to transcode something else it will delete the oldest recording that is on it to make room.
     
  6. pnessutt

    pnessutt Banned User

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    Thanks for your replies - I hope they add this feature in the future so we have more administrative capabilities.

    I will have to add an expansion drive quickly in the interim. :)

    -Bob
     
  7. pnessutt

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    Do I need to have nomad powered off and then plug in my USB drive? Or can I plug it in while the unit is on?

    Just bought a 64GB flash drive for it and wanted to make sure I do it right.

    Thanks!

    -Bob
     
  8. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

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    I've plugged in a USB drive with nomad powered on. I also have the client open since you need to give nomad the OK to add it.
     
  9. pnessutt

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    That worked. I tried it first by shutting down, plugging it in, and then starting it up - that didn't work.

    When I had the client open and plugged it in, Nomad reported the new drive was added and asked if I wanted to format. I did and voila, I now have 80GB of space. Nice.

    Thanks!

    -Bob
     

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