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HR34 and 4TB External Drive

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

  1. Apr 3, 2013 #121 of 132
    Rich

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    We've both solved our problems with losing content. Both in different ways, both work.

    If you are not involved in the testing and put a huge RAID array on a Genie...well, you've been warned. If I get one, it'll only have a 2TB drive externally. Just like the rest of my HRs. More than that is much more than normal folks need or will use.

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  2. Apr 3, 2013 #122 of 132
    RunnerFL

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    I dropped down to 3TB on each Genie. :)
     
  3. Apr 5, 2013 #123 of 132
    Rich

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    Wise, you are! Did you ever hit a point where the Genies wouldn't record?

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  4. Apr 5, 2013 #124 of 132
    RunnerFL

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    No, not at all. At one point I had 40% left on a 6TB array. I was just recording stuff to see how much it would take to fill it. I gave up. Way more than anyone would ever need to hold on to. :lol:
     
  5. Apr 6, 2013 #125 of 132
    Rich

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    I think I'm gonna drop down to 9 HRs. I think my obsessiveness has run it's course. The HRs seem much more stable and there's really not that much on TV that we actually watch. I'm also gonna see what I can do about dumping the Premier Package. I rarely record movies.

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  6. Apr 6, 2013 #126 of 132
    RunnerFL

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    I'm down from 6 HRs and a couple of H25's to 2 Genies, 2 HRs and a Genie client.
     
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    I've gotta have HRs on each TV (8) or they'll be an uprising. 9 seems the right number for me. I might take a 44 if they offer me one without charge. Don't want clients. Rather have DVRs.

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  8. GAM

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    When setting up a RAID (either mirror or RAID 5) do you have to build the RAID array on a PC first and then when it is done hook it up to the HR34? Also, could I use my existing HR34 drive to do this or do you have to start fresh?
     
  9. dpeters11

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    You can use an existing DVR, but it replaces the internal drive so you'd have to redo your series links, and it you have recordings on the internal, you'll need to reboot with the external disconnected to access them.

    I recommend leaving at least a partial recording of something on the internal. Sometimes they don't recognize the external after a reboot, and it's helpful to know that it booted to the internal drive instead of just seeing no recordings.
     
  10. P Smith

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    after forming RAID and formatting working space by DVR, you could copy a content with series links, recordings,EPG, etc - we have dedicated thread(s) how-to
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    You have to use an enclosure with a RAID controller on board and follow the enclosures instructions on setting up your array. Then hook it up to the HR34 and it will format and set it up for use.

    You could not use the existing drive in your HR34 as part of the array. Creation of the array wipes out the data on all drives in the array.
     
  12. GAM

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    Thanks for the info!
     

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