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HR24 Max eSATA Size

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by toricred, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. toricred

    toricred New Member

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    Is the HR24 still limited to a 2TB max for the external drive?
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Yes
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    no one posted opposite, perhaps you, toricred, will check it ? FW versions changing, nobody knows what's new in there ...
     
  4. toricred

    toricred New Member

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    I'll try it when I get my HR24. I have a few spare 3TB drives to try and a couple of 2TB drives to use if the 3TBs don't work. I was just trying to do some planning.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    that's what I'd like in ppl ... ready to do, not limited to just posting, posting, posting :) and sitting on own hands, waiting for solutions
     
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Officially still limited to 2TB. There was one user however that reported a full 3TB drive being used by an HR24. This may however be seen as a "bug" to DirecTV and "fixed" at a later date like OTA scanning on a Genie so be careful.
     
  7. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    <moderator note> Did some clean up in this aisle today. Play nice...

    Peace,
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  8. toricred

    toricred New Member

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    I placed the order for an HD DVR to replace one of my H25s today. What are my odds of getting an HR24 instead of one of the older models?
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    high,
    but be at home and talk to the guy, ask gently ;) for HR24
     
  10. toricred

    toricred New Member

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    It's coming via FedEx so I don't think talking to him will help.
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    well,cross your fingers than :)
     
  12. toricred

    toricred New Member

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    It was an HR24. Woohoo.
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Waiting a report, how your 3TB drive will works
     
  14. toricred

    toricred New Member

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    That will come tomorrow. I need to move some files around on my NAS to free up the 3TB drive. It should finish in the wee hours of the morning.
     
  15. toricred

    toricred New Member

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    Well the 3TB drive didn't work on the HR24. It's a new enclosure and cable so I want to use it on my HR44 before calling it a failure. The error, if it matters, was a 775.
     
  16. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    If your HR44 is a -500 put some sort of partition on the drive before trying. For some reason the HR44-500 won't use a completely blank drive. I verified this a couple of weekends ago on my HR44-500 after someone else reported it in another thread.
     
  17. toricred

    toricred New Member

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    It worked perfectly with my HR44-500. I don't know if it used all 3TB, but it is definitely using my eSATA. I had been using this with Ubuntu and deleted the partitions there before trying to use it. That may be why it just worked. I guess now I need to get another enclosure to use with a 2TB drive for my HR24.
     
  18. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yeah, it probably worked because there was already a "disk label" on it, good news. There's no reason to doubt that it's using all 3TB.
     
  19. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If you'll have time and willing to: I would try it on HR24 after using for HR44; I would check partition's size in Ubuntu
     
  20. toricred

    toricred New Member

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    I received my new esata dock today. The 2TB drive worked straight away. I'll try the 3TB drive from the HR44 this weekend just to see.
     

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