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External Storage of HRXX

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PK6301, Apr 22, 2014.

Did you Expand your recording Capacity

  1. Yes

    37 vote(s)
    94.9%
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
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  1. PK6301

    PK6301 Legend

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    First let me state that my undergraduate work was in Sociology, so we tend to like Data and Polls.

    That being said, I know a number of us have upgraded the recording capacity of our systems from the standard given by Directv to larger and copious amounts. What I want to know is " How much Bigger did you expand ? " and " Was it Enough ?"

    I appreciate your time and input..

    Thank You..

    Patrick
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    If it's a HR2x... 2 TB is your limit. For the Genie, it's higher, but not sure the limit. I believe some have used 3 and 4 TB.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    12 TB tested
     
  4. PK6301

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    I think you meant to say 12TB tested :hurah:
     
  5. PK6301

    PK6301 Legend

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    I am just looking to find out If you did expand the recording capacity, was it enough to suit your needs ?
     
  6. Bill Broderick

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    I couldn't provide 100% accurate answers, due to options provided. I have 2 HD DVR's and a Genie. I have a 3TB drive on the Genie, a 2TB drive on one of the HD DVR's and I'm using the internal HD on the second HD DVR.
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Since I see my DVRs as time shifted devices and not as archiving machines, I dont see the need for external drives. with my Genies and 4 HDDVRs is enough room to record.


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  8. PCampbell

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    I would vote no to the first question but when I click on vote I get an error. It may want all questions voted on.
     
  9. bakers12

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    I had the same problem. I voted "no" on the first and last questions, making the other questions irrelevant. The poll would not accept my vote.
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Yep, same here as well. the poll looks to be "one sided"
     
  11. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    No conceivable limit on HR44. I've used up to 12TB in testing.
     
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  12. PK6301

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    Sorry about the Poll questions and answers, I can only work within the constraints of the poll parameters that are available. :blackeye:
     
  13. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    you need to put answers that follows logic to the ones that says "no" now your answers follow the logic of the ones that do have external drives


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  14. Bill Broderick

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    Questions 2-5 just need a choice of "N/A - I answered 'No' to question 1". As written, people who answer No to question 1, don't have a valid option for the subsequent questions.
     
  15. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    In our house we have 5 DVRs - 1 Genie, 2 HR24s and 2 HR21s. All the HR2x DVRs have 1TB externals. Upgrading any one of them would not have been enough. They are all between 50% and 75% full. The Genie still has its original 1 TB internal, which is currently 75% full.

    If I only had the Genie and one HR24, the Genie would have a 4TB drive and the HR24 would have a 2TB drive. I doubt we would ever go down to just one DVR.
     
  16. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I can never understand why folks have so much on their DVRs. I record everything I watch, but at the same time I watch everything that I record. I do not keep anything recorded. once a show is watched, is gone. my one Genie sits at 25 percent full, my other one sits at 10% at most. my son's HR24, well that is another story
     
  17. Rich

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    I have more than just capacity as a reason to put 2TBs on my HRs. Ten of them are owned and I think they run better with a large internal drive that's kept at about half full. I also have little faith in how long an HR is gonna last and I use most of my capacity to back up programs several times. With the stabilization of the 24s this has seemed to be less of an issue than it was, but I still don't trust the HRs. I do wish I could get past that trust issue, but what I went thru from late 2006 to 2008 kinda soured me on the whole trust thing.

    Rich
     
  18. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    You must have more spare time than we do. :)

    We are at just about peak storage at the moment. During the fall and winter we record a LOT of series, and only have time to watch a portion of them. As the amount of new programming diminishes over the spring and summer we will start to eat into the backlog, often by binge-watching. By September we'll be down around 30% to 40% full. The remainder is movies or special events that were recorded more or less on a whim, and will get watched if we have time and the desire. If we were to lose these recordings, it would generally not be an issue.
     
  19. damondlt

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    Never expanded.
     
  20. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    No, I just dont record everything that airs!!!! I record the shows that I KNOW I am going to watch.
     

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