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HR44-500 and External 3 TB WD drive

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Bruce M., Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Bruce M.

    Bruce M. AllStar

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    I have the set-up described in the title to this post. It's the "recommended" 3TB drive, with Thermaltake enclosure. First had it with a HR34, but when that went south and DTV replaced it with a HR44, it hooked up fine with that as well.

    It was working perfectly for about 2 months, between the 34 and the 44. Then, tonight, upon returning from a short trip, I got a blue screen on start up that said there was a problem with my "storage device". Code give was 75-134. It advised me to reboot.

    I've done this several times now, and various things have happened during those reboots (hard resets of both the WD and the HR44-500.) At times, I get another blue screen that says there are errors on the drive, and that the drive would try to fix itself, but that might take "several hours". It shows 1 error found, and 0 corrected. Then, after about 10 minutes while the "scanning" bar stays at 0%, I get the reboot screen again.

    When I get DTV back up, it no longer sees the external drive. What's strange to me, though, is that it also no longer has any of my series in my series manager.

    Does that make sense? Has the drive just spontaneously quit on me after a couple of months?
     
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    All your series links and guide data and settings channel lists etc are all stored on the hard drive.

    Do you have another enclosure to try? Maybe pop the hard drive into a computer and run we diag on it to make sure its ok?
     
  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    You can try another enclosure and another cable but it sounds like It's a bad drive, it happens. The reason you don't see your Series Links when running on the internal drive is because they are on the external drive.
     
  4. Bruce M.

    Bruce M. AllStar

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    Thanks to you both. I may try it with my desktop. It certainly sounds the same as it did before--very quiet, but definitely running, not just the fan. It's just not hooking up anymore...
     
  5. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    I think you'll find that there is a 2 year warranty on that WD drive. It's pretty easy to get a replacement.

    Rich
     
  6. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Thinking about your problem further, it may very well be the enclosure that is causing the problem. I'd try RunnerFL's suggestion and try another external device on it. Those external devices are the weakest links in the chain. Thing is, a bad external device will show many of the same symptoms as a bad HDD.

    Rich
     

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