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ESATA working!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Rich, Mar 28, 2007.

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  1. Supervolcano

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    I would if I could, but I'm not a 10 year old child, so how would I know how to put it together.
    :whatdidid
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    But you'll still give me the pink belly right?:D
     
  3. houskamp

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    ahh we all know better :lol:
     
  4. Supervolcano

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    Damn right!!
    You deserve the pink belly for being the class tattletale!!
    But let's not mix thread topics.
    :D
     
  5. 4DThinker

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    If more than one drive can be configured to act as one, then how about taking the internal drive OUT, adding it to to the new drive array, then plugging ithe array into the eSATA port. Just a thought. ;-)
     
  6. Tom Robertson

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    If you are willing to violate the "do not open" sticker on a unit that is leased, go for it! :) I'm toying with the idea of putting a 750gb in one unit, pulling the drive out of another, adding a few more 300gb drives into a 5 drive RAID5--as soon as RAID5 cases drop in prices next week. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  7. dadofmace_and_lex

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    Likely once you add that to the array, you'd have to reformat the array anyway and you'd lose your goods.
     
  8. Tom Robertson

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    The only way to prevent that would be a very smart array controller/software combination that would likely have to run on a PC, to "expand" a single drive into a larger array AND extend the file systems. Could be done, but someone would have to find the array with those capabilities, if there are any.

    Cheers,
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  9. John4924

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    Tom, please post the link for the RAID5 cases price drop next week!:lol:

    I thought I saw a link somewhere that some people may be doing some "beta" testing, and the added drives were recognized as "added" drives. Is there a way for me to be a "beta" tester? I know it is probably on here somewhere, but I have no clue where! :D

    Cheers,
    John
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    Now, Microsoft will let you extent a volume to another drive, but it must become a dynamic drive first. I think this just made it unrecognizable to Linux. the file system of the HR-20.
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    I don't think there is anything on DSBtalk/D* forums posting eSATA beta testing.
     
  12. dogbreath

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    Franklin,...
    Did your temp go down when you went to the external drive or is the internal drive still hooked up?

    Thanks,
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  13. dadofmace_and_lex

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    "Beta Tester" was too formal a word. There is a thread a few pages in on this forum about eSATA. The people in there are doing some pretty cool things. I imagine they feel they are doing "beta" testing, but I do not think any of it is official. It is at their own risk. It's a good thread worth reading.
     
  14. houskamp

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    Lots of stuff on it in here: http://www.dbstalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=115
     
  15. Tiebmbr

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    What about a cave man?:)
     
  16. dadofmace_and_lex

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    Don't let that Geiko cave man freak hear you say that.
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    But the real question should be can a therapist do it...:lol:
     
  18. Tiebmbr

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    I think we all watch WAY too much TV...;)
     
  19. Earl Bonovich

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    I watch a LOT more TV now... then I did in the past...
    But I watch it in a LOT less time... and even more so... a LOT less "valuable" time. (Aka... we watch a lot of our TV after 9pm at night... after our son has gone to bed... or Sunday afternoons when we are just "relaxing")...

    Instead of having to be home and watching when the networks "tell" us to.
     
  20. rcoleman111

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    I have that exact configuration. It works, but I've had a couple of problems with drives going offline recently. First HDD1 showed as failed, then a couple of weeks later HDD2 had the same problem. I was able to get it back online both times without losing the data, but I'm beginning to lose confidence in that Thecus enclosure.
     
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