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eSATA - DIRECTV recommended list

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

  1. Oct 4, 2013 #2701 of 3467
    peds48

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    "unlimited" I dont think no one has yet been able to install a HDD big enough to be rejected by the Genies
     
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    OK, so an 8-drive Raid-5 with 4tb drives by my math nets around 28tb. Holy Moly, that's a LOT of Wheel of Fortune reruns!
     
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    That's also a LOT of content to lose if the Genie goes south. You really have to keep that in mind.

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    I can't help but wonder what would happen if someone filled up a 10TB drive. Would the Genie slow down? I kinda think it would.

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    60% free with 9TB. No slowdown noticed yet...

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    holly molly!!!!!
     
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    Wouldn't expect a slowdown until you reach about 20% of capacity left.

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    Ive had a hr44 with zero % available on a 2tb drive and it never cared one bit, moved just as fast as when it was empty. Now its got a 4tb hard drive. ;)

    The hr44 are just in a different class.
     
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    I dunno. I guess I'll never have one. That last experience with ordering one...

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    HR45 will be out before I get one, if the CSRs keep the current posture. :)
     
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    I dunno. I guess I'll never have one. That last experience with ordering one...

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    rich there is zero reason that an hr44 should ever affect any of your Whole Home Service. Ever. That part operates the same except for one thing it can send out three streams instead of one. It's plug and play unless you don't have enough tuner spots in the leg your putting it on then you'd have to swap some stuff around.


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    Yup, I had it all figured out and was ready to go. Then the misinformation (can't really call it lying) started and now they can...

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    Hey newegg is having a sale on a 4tb segate drive for 149 today. Didn't grab the details buts one may want to check into it.


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    Just installed a WD20EURS (the 2 gig Green video rated drive) in a Thermaltake Max 5 eSata enclosure. 2 80mm fans are extremely quiet! StarTech eSata cable, initialized under Win7, hooked to my HR23. All is well, so far!

    Thanks all!

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    If memory serves me (which it doesn't, usually) I think we've seen the EURS work with some HRs and not work with some. I think that's why I've never bought one. CCarncross should be interested in this.

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    You didn't have to initialize the EURS, you should have been able to put it in the enclosure and the 23 would have formatted it. Would have been really interesting if you had put it in the enclosure, have it fail to format and then have success after putting it on your computer and initializing it.

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    Sorry, Man - I figured I'd take the path of least resistance. Anyway the drive/enclosure are working fine on my HR23 after 2 days.

    This drive: http://www.amazon.com/WD-AV-GP-Video-Hard-Drive/dp/B0042AG9V8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381629763&sr=1-1&keywords=WD20EURS
    This enclosure: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G8QETS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    I've alway wanted to try that enclosure. Looks really neat. I've got too many TT docks sitting around to be buying more external devices, tho.

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    Nothing wrong with doing that. I've lived that way most of my life and it has worked out quite well. Right now, I'm having a problem ignoring a plate of oatmeal raisin cookies that were just baked. I know the proper thing to do would be to throw them out and tell my wife when she comes home that they were so good I ate them all. That would be the path to take for my own sake. But they're so good... :sure:

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    So far, I REALLY like this enclosure. Drive stays nice and cool, and it is quiet. Took all of about 2 minutes to install the drive inside it, as well. Darned near plug and play. May get this setup for my HR24 as well when we're out of space.
     

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