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

  1. Jason Whiddon

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    Im loving the 2TB space. I have a ton of crap recorded now and it still says 96% free :)
     
  2. Rich

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    Keep an eye on the capacity meter and see if you can see any slowing down of the 34 when it starts getting really full. Usually happens when you hit around 30% Available and gets rapidly worse as you put more content on it. Can't help but wonder if that was fixed on the 34s.

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  3. Jason Whiddon

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    Is that still the case with the HDGui?
     
  4. Rich

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    Good point? Does one have that much to do with the other? I've got one 24-500 with a 2TB HDD on it that's getting close to the 30% mark and I'll be able to tell then whether it's the GUI or the 34, if the 34 doesn't bog down when you fill that drive up.

    Sounds confusing.
     
  5. nsolot

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    One more Q about using an external eSata drive. Will the units have to rebuild the 2 week program guide after I install new drive?

    TIA
     
  6. Jason Whiddon

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    Yes, series links and all are stored on the HDD. You will have to set them back up.
     
  7. CCarncross

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    Yes, except for a few settings, it'll be like a brand new dvr. It seems to retain a few system settings, but you'll have to put all your series links back in as well..the guide data takes about a day or so to repopulate, its really pretty painless. The harder part is re-entering all the series links.
     
  8. Lord Vader

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    I didn't.
     
  9. Jason Whiddon

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    Ive always had to put them back in, and when unplugging the EHD and rebooting, old series links/recordings on the internal are still there.
     
  10. Lord Vader

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    When I added a 2TB drive to my HR24 a few months ago, I just plugged it in and left everything else alone. My series links and settings remained unaltered.
     
  11. Jason Whiddon

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    No to sound insulting, but are you sure the 2TB is actually working?

    Ive just never seen that behavior that I can recall.
     
  12. Lord Vader

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    Yup, because my capacity increased significantly.
     
  13. Jason Whiddon

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    Weird. I coulda swore when I added an EHD last time I had to redo all my links. Maybe I am thinking about my favorites...

    I just did some searching, and I was right

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=2161814&postcount=52

    Is this something they maybe updated to be different later?
     
  14. David Ortiz

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    It sounds like you copied an existing drive with recordings and series links to a new 2TB drive.
     
  15. Lord Vader

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    Nope. I simply connected my new drive.
     
  16. Jason Whiddon

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    The SL's are on the drive, so if you change to an external drive and don't copy the old drive to the new drive, the SL's are not there. It has never worked any other way.
     
  18. P Smith

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    It couldn't magic by Wizard of Oz or Dark Force trick ... So, I would mark it as BS for start. :)
     
  19. Lord Vader

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    Mark it any way you want. All I know is that I never had to re-do any series links when I connected my external drive.
     
  20. RunnerFL

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    As someone who just put an external drive on a unit I can say without a doubt that is not possible. Same thing with the 2 other units I added an external to and the 2 that I added an internal to.

    The Series Links are stored on the hard drive.
     

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