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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Sep 4, 2013 #2661 of 3440
    RunnerFL

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    The HR34 does not require that and the only HR44 that anyone has had to do that with is the HR44-500.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2013 #2662 of 3440
    Kevin L

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    That's what I have, the HR44-500. I searched the forums for answers, but missed that. Glad I figured it out. In any event, the 6TB of space is nice; about 40 shows recorded and showing 98% free.

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  3. Sep 6, 2013 #2663 of 3440
    RunnerFL

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    Yeah, I have a 6TB array on mine as well. I like not having to ever worry about space. I also tested up to 12TB and that worked great too.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2013 #2664 of 3440
    inkahauts

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    I haven't been paying enough attention, anyone try a red drive from wd yet? Thinking about getting a 4tb one.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2013 #2665 of 3440
    inkahauts

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    Which array did you finally get running solidly on your genie?
     
  6. Sep 6, 2013 #2666 of 3440
    Kevin L

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    I'm using four 2TB Red drives in my RAID 5. If you're just going to use a single drive, the Red isn't necessary; Green works just fine. If you're going RAID, then Red is the way to go. Besides the 4-bay TR4UTBPN I'm using with the Genie, I have two Synology DS412+ NAS units (4-bay). One has four 2TB Red drives; the other four 3TB Red drives. All work great.

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  7. Sep 6, 2013 #2667 of 3440
    inkahauts

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    Well, the reason IM thinking of going red is that eventually ill work up and get enough drives to set up a raid... but Im not going to spend the money for that today, that's a lot of drives.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2013 #2668 of 3440
    RunnerFL

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    The same one you had, the SansDigital 4bay RAID 5 unit.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2013 #2669 of 3440
    Kevin L

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    That makes sense, then. No problem with a Red in single drive, other than it's a little more money than Green.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2013 #2670 of 3440
    acostapimps

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    What happened to External e-sata drives? Do they sell any 2tb anymore that works with D DVR's?

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  11. Sep 6, 2013 #2671 of 3440
    P Smith

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    Isn't whole thread about that ? :scratch:
     
  12. Sep 6, 2013 #2672 of 3440
    inkahauts

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    Yeah Green just couldn't hack it in the raid enclosure though for me. Which drives are you using now Runner. I havent tried the raid in ages, so I have no idea if its working better now, as I recall we had some issues with stuttering way back.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2013 #2673 of 3440
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    RunnerFL

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    I'm using nothing but Seagate Constellation CS drives in my RAID setups. Right now my 44 has 4x2TB.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2013 #2675 of 3440
    jmhays

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    I have a HR24-500 with a 2TB WD WD2002FAEX internal drive in a TT enclosure and I think the dive may be failing. I am not sure if this drive was meant to be used 24x7 connected to a DVR and that may be part of the problem. Is it possible to clone my existing drive and copy everything on it over to the new drive? I don't want to use it on a different DVR, just replace the existing drive connected to the same DVR.

    If I can't get a warranty replacement of the drive (build date was 9/12), what is the recommended 2TB internal drive to use with my DVR?
     
  16. Sep 7, 2013 #2676 of 3440
    inkahauts

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    I have a HR24-500 with a 2TB WD WD2002FAEX internal drive in a TT enclosure and I think the dive may be failing. I am not sure if this drive was meant to be used 24x7 connected to a DVR and that may be part of the problem. Is it possible to clone my existing drive and copy everything on it over to the new drive? I don't want to use it on a different DVR, just replace the existing drive connected to the same DVR.

    If I can't get a warranty replacement of the drive (build date was 9/12), what is the recommended 2TB internal drive to use with my DVR?
    yes you can clone it and use it. You can even clone it to a bigger drive and have more space. Look for the how to copy thread.


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  17. Sep 7, 2013 #2677 of 3440
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    He could clone it to a larger drive, but isn't the HR24 still limited to 2TB?
     
  18. Sep 7, 2013 #2678 of 3440
    P Smith

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    there was some posts indicating new FW could support bigger drives ...
     
  19. Sep 7, 2013 #2679 of 3440
    P Smith

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    It would be good measure of your drive/enclosure troubleshooting, if you would make bootable CD with MHDD program and after connecting the drive by SATA/eSATA to your PC, would get SMART, run Scan+Remap and get second SMART. Posting all snapshots here - we will help to to read that info.
    Second choice - Victoria v 4.42b for Windows.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2013 #2680 of 3440
    SVTarHeel

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    I have some as-yet unresolved issues with my HR24/500s that I'm still hoping turns out to be a bad connector, switch or LNB. In the event that it's DVR related, I'm trying to formulate a literal backup plan - both 500GB have less than 5% available. I remembered bookmarking this thread several months ago. I thought I remembered something along the lines of using an eternal dock to move or copy recordings from the DVR. I looked through the thread for an hour or so last night but didn't see that kind of info. Is my memory faulty or did I just miss it?
     

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