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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jrangel, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. jrangel

    jrangel New Member

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    Hello,

    I have a question. I am going from a single 2tb hd to two 2tb hd's external esatas. My question is do i have to format the drive that has my current record list and saved programs? Or can I just put in the dual case with the other formatted drive?
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Which receiver model do you have ?
     
  3. jrangel

    jrangel New Member

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    HR-44
     
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    What are you setting it up as? RAID what?
     
  5. jrangel

    jrangel New Member

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    No, just taking it out of one case that holds one hd that I used for 2 months. Now I have another 2 tb drive and bought a dual case. So I just wanted to know if I disconnect it. Can I just have it boot (both drives) and keep the programing and record list intact.Or will it be gone.
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    you need to decide how you want to set the the RAID enclosure. you can have it as a 4GB or set it up as 2GB and use the second drive as a back up
     
  7. jrangel

    jrangel New Member

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    Does the HR-44 support the "port multiplier" function to see both drives. I want to use this Thermaltake BlacX Duet eSATA USB Dual Hard Drives Docking Station ST0014U enclosure.
     
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    No, it does not. The only way to get multi-drive use on a Genie is RAID and you will have to format all drives involved to setup your RAID array.
     
  9. jrangel

    jrangel New Member

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    Thank you, I need to get as raid enclosure.
     

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