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HR34 and 4TB External Drive

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by docderwood, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Sep 28, 2012 #1 of 132
    docderwood

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    Curious if anyone has tried a 4TB (Western Digital WD4000FYYZ) external drive with the new HR34 software (which I think may allow greater than 2tb?)....
     
  2. Sep 28, 2012 #2 of 132
    RunnerFL

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  3. Sep 28, 2012 #3 of 132
    docderwood

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    Thx for the info...like the simplicity of slapping a giant drive in an enclosure (understanding the risk of losing all your shows if it fails...no redundancy)
     
  4. Sep 28, 2012 #4 of 132
    RunnerFL

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    You could also get this enclosure and a pair of 3TB drives. Set it up as RAID 1 and not lose recordings unless the HR34 itself dies.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007QQ4584/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00
     
  5. Sep 29, 2012 #5 of 132
    Rich

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    That's the problem that needs fixing, not just on the 34, but on the rest of the HR lineup. All we need is the ability to have any HR within an account be able to read any HDD with content recorded by HRs within the same account.

    Rich
     
  6. Sep 29, 2012 #6 of 132
    RunnerFL

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    Agreed
     
  7. Sep 29, 2012 #7 of 132
    Laxguy

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    Amen.

    :)
     
  8. Sep 30, 2012 #8 of 132
    Rich

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    Time to start another thread about this? I've bombed out on a couple threads regarding this, but times have changed and I do believe I'll start another one. Maybe D* will listen this time.

    Rich
     
  9. Sep 30, 2012 #9 of 132
    P Smith

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    Good idea. Also If you would add a poll to it, it would show DTV how many members want it yesterday.
     
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    Rich

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    I was gonna do a poll, but every time I start one I screw it up.

    Rich
     
  11. Sep 30, 2012 #11 of 132
    Carl Spock

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    I vote that you start a poll. :D
     
  12. Nov 14, 2012 #12 of 132
    grahambanks

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    Cool. I am not too familiar with RAID, but I think could set that up. What happens if one of the drives fails? Do you lose everything?
     
  13. Nov 14, 2012 #13 of 132
    P Smith

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    Argentina ?

    Pure technical curiosity: what size of dishes (I know all sats must be on own dish) you have ? 3m ?5m ?
     
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    harsh

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    D1vad

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    So are you saying you've passed the two hundred hour limit? Or just that it is attached, and appears to be working? Thanks for the info. :)
     
  16. Nov 14, 2012 #16 of 132
    kevinturcotte

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    RunnerFL

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    Yes, I have over 200 hours of recordings on it. I know for a fact the partition is 9TB.
     
  18. Nov 14, 2012 #18 of 132
    RunnerFL

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    I haven't even bothered to do the math. ;)
     
  19. Nov 14, 2012 #19 of 132
    dpeters11

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    I don't know about a 9tb system, but I will seriously consider going raid if the single point of failure issue is resolved (and someone tests putting it on a different DVR, which I know will be tried the first night.)
     
  20. Nov 14, 2012 #20 of 132
    RunnerFL

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    I've got RAID setups on a couple of units now. If they, I'm not holding my breath, make it so that the content is tied to an account and not a dvice then I'll go RAID on all my DVRs.
     

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