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Hr-44 not recognizing external HDD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sfeym, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. sfeym

    sfeym New Member

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    I have installed a Western Digital WD AV-GP WD30EURS 3TB into a Rosewill RC358-V2 and cannot get my HR-44 to recognize the drive. I have tried different combinations of reboots and start-up combinations, DVR unplugged, RBR, menu reboot but no luck. Any ideas?
     
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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  3. Choir

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    I have been using that very drive in a Thermaltake enclosure (ST0021U) for about three months now without any problems.
     
  4. lucky13

    lucky13 DIRECTV A-Team

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    I had trouble getting my HR44-500 to recognize a WD30EZRX. I plugged that drive into an HR24, and it formatted it immediately. Switched the 3TB back to the HR44, and it recognized it right away.

    If you have another DVR, try hooking the external to that first. You'll want to put it back on the Genie after it's formatted, as the HR2x support only 2TB.


    See this post: http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/85623-working-esata-setups/page-108#entry3147864
     
  5. unixguru

    unixguru Godfather

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    And you probably now have a 3TB drive formatted for 2TB.
     
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yup, I'm betting he does as well.
     
  7. lucky13

    lucky13 DIRECTV A-Team

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    I suppose that could be.
    Any suggestions on how to start over?
    Should I plug the drive into a PC and let it reformat, and then try the HR44 again?
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    That would be intersting to find an answer ... yes, connect it to PC, let's use some program what would show partitiong - take trial UFS Explorer for start
     
  9. lucky13

    lucky13 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Will try it tonight, if I have time.
    I've never used a program like this before. What am I looking for--I know partition data, but I might need to be pointed to it.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    any software what can do detail analysis of non-Win partitioning, we need to dissect XFS type with real-time ext

    UFS Explorer is good if you running Win, it will show files/folders/partitions regardless if Win would recognize the partition or not
     
  11. Hotelone

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    I feel for the poor OP...
     
  12. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    It's been done a few times already. I personally had an HR24 partition/format a 3TB drive. You guessed it, only 2TB was setup.

    No need to send someone one another one of your crazy experiments.
     
  13. lucky13

    lucky13 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Thanks, Runner.
    What would be the simplest way to reformat the drive so that the HR44 can try to format it properly?
    Is there an easy way to repartition the drive for 3TB?
     
  14. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Easiest thing to do is plug it into a PC and remove all the partitions on the drive then hook it up to the HR44 and see what happens.
     
  15. lucky13

    lucky13 DIRECTV A-Team

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    What exactly should I do?
    Back-click on the drive and click on format?
    BTW, the drive shows up as three drives on Windows Explore--maybe the way it's formatted?
     
  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    yes, that sounds right - Swap, data partition and real-time extension

    coud you tell us sizes of all three parts ?

    go to Disk Managment for that, don't use Win Explorer; no need to format, just delete each partition
     
  17. lucky13

    lucky13 DIRECTV A-Team

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    After a while, I realized I had to populate the volume.

    Capacity 2861588 MB
    Unallocated space 566 MB
    Reserved space 0

    Volumes
    F 572 MB
    G 28610 MB
    I 2831697 MB
    J 143 MB

    So doesn't this mean I have 2.83 TB recording space when I plug it back into the Genie, with the other volumes for DirecTV housekeeping?
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    last one is unknown to me [143 MB ?] and the unallocated chunk [566 MB] ...

    BUT ! You got it in full: the 2.83 TB is right on spot; so your HR24 did it right despite other posters told us, hehehe someone (perhaps there are more eaters ?) will eat the crow :D

    the space would be a sum of 28.6 GB and 2.83 TB

    You shouln't reformat/erase partitions on the drive - nothing wrong with it ! Just use it.
     
  19. lucky13

    lucky13 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yes, no need to reformat. Even I understood that.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  20. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    No crow to eat. Clearly something changed recently and apparently HR24's now support 3TB drives. They did not in the past.
     

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