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External Hard Drive for Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sliderbob, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. sliderbob

    sliderbob Legend

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    I have a Seagate 2tb external hard drive usb3.0. It has a usb3.0 a cable to micro b male connection. Instead of the usb a connection, I need it to be a sata connection to connect to the Genie. Is there a cable or even an adapter to have this connected? Basically a male micro b to a male sata connection?

    Thanks!
     
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    No, you need an enclosure that has eSATA.
     
  3. Volatility

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    Also fyi when you connect an external hard drive the internal hard drive becomes disabled. So if you were hoping for a 3tb experience unforunately it doesn't work that way
     
  4. sliderbob

    sliderbob Legend

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    Yes, I know that. I was just running out of space on the internal drive and wanted to use the external over the weekends to record the HD movies...which take up space.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    see a thread full of knowledge about HR34 and external drive
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I record lots of stuff, but yet I got 90% free on my HR34. I wonder how someone fills a 1TB HDD.... :confused:
     
  7. Volatility

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    Recording like every episode of some seasons without deleting any would do the trick though why you would idk. You could record every Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings movie that came out to date and you would still have some room left on the genie. 1tb is way too much tv watching for me; my hr22-200 is at 89% and my hr24-700 is 90%...
     
  8. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    My HR24 has 75% free lol. I'm lost on how someone fills up the 1TB as well. I guess I can see how, but not why.
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Right, the how is the easy part to understand, the why, well........
     
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Some of us record entire seasons and not watch a single episode until the season is over. Some of us record new shows and don't start watching until the show is renewed for a 2nd season. Some of us save entire seasons of shows that are a continual story line in case we have to refer back to an older episode. There are many other reasons as well. It doesn't make us crazy like you are implying.
     
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  11. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I was never implying that someone was "crazy" because they have a full DVR. But as we all know, all DVRs live on borrow time, we it goes, so does your shows. This is why I only use my DVR as a time shifting device and not a storage device.
     
  12. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    Right, we don't want to end up like Sheldon Cooper and have an unresolved cliffhanger.
     
  13. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Which is exactly why I wait for some shows to finish. :) (loved the BBT bit too)

    I don't see that as using a DVR as a "storage device" either.
     
  14. Volatility

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    Exactly. You have to eventually return the dvr unless it is or goes to non return rma status of which the genie isnt doing anytime soon. If i like a show that much I am going to buy the BluRay boxset. And some of these shows if you wanna know what happened you can download the episode on demand.
     
  15. sliderbob

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    When recording in HD, it takes up a lot of space over SD. If I would have recorded in SD, it would only be about 1/4 of the space over HD.
     
  16. Kevin L

    Kevin L AllStar DBSTalk Club

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    That's exactly what I do with new shows. I can't stand getting into a show and then having it cancelled. Once they are picked up for a second season, I start watching the show.

    Kevin
     
  17. Kevin L

    Kevin L AllStar DBSTalk Club

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    I may be wrong, but doesn't Dish allow the external to be attached to any DVR on the account? I'd gladly pay DTV $40 to have that feature.

    Kevin
     
  18. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yeah, I've been burned by that too many times. I've been doing this for years and it actually works out great. Once a show is renewed for another season and the previous season is over I can knock out an entire season in only a couple of days.
     
  19. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Fun is to see how you mangling without facts. :D

    dish allow [last couple years] connect EHD to and move it between any DVR in your ACCOUNT for FREE! Try that for DTV DVR, :nono:
     
  20. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Fun fact debunked: DISH only charges an EHD activation fee on their ViP211(k) non-DVR receiver that converts it to single-tuner DVR functionality. This is a capability not shared by the DIRECTV H2x series of receivers.

    EHDs are free to activate on all DISH HD DVRs and doing so doesn't disable the internal drive nor force you to reprogram your recording preferences. Additionally, DISH EHD recordings can be shared among all HD DVRs on the account; something DIRECTV hasn't seen fit to implement.
     

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