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eSATA test?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by BruceS, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. BruceS

    BruceS Icon

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    I was installing a shelf above the one holding my HR21-200 and it's connected external eSATA drive.

    The drive is a 1 TB Hitachi CinemaStar in an Antec MX100 case.

    After I dropped the shelf, the drive started buzzing for about 2 minutes, but is now quiet.

    I ran the System Test from the Setup menu, but I don't know whether it performs any tests on a connected external drive.

    Does anyone know of any way to test the drive from the HR21-200, or do I need to disconnect and attach it to a PC to perform tests?

    By the way, the My Playlist shows the same percentage free, so it appears the HR21-200 still recognizes the drive is connected.
     
  2. Sim-X

    Sim-X Godfather

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    Do a disk scan
    1. Depress reset button next to access card.
    2. When "Almost There" message appears on screen: press down arrow and
    record button ON DVR (not the remote) simultaneously until message appears on screen then release

    More information here
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=174481

    Good Luck
     
  3. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    Except instead of pressing the reset button next to the access card in step 1, do a menu reset (it is a clean shutdown vs. a forced shutdown).

    To do a menu reset, go into the Setup menu, then reset, then restart receiver. :)
     

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