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Removing / Replacing / Copying Hard Drive of HR2* Receiver [Photo Tutorial]

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by clambert, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. topgun80

    topgun80 AllStar

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    sorry, I didn't read every post, guess i was looking at the commands and didn't notice the version. So after waiting 8 hours for this to do nothing should I delete the partitions in the new drive and let the HR24 reformat it just to be sure before I start again with 4.6-1?
     
  2. hdtvluvr

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    I would just get the 0.4 version and completely start over as if you hadn't done anything.
     
  3. topgun80

    topgun80 AllStar

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    I tried it with 4.6-1 and it worked perfectly. Thanks.
     
  4. miakica

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    So, after reading everything...

    Is it possible to upgrade using WD20EARS? I am not entirely clear on that

    Thanks
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That particular model has caused folks problems.
     
  6. miakica

    miakica Cool Member

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    I know...other WD models are nearly impossible to find.
    Any success with Seagate or Hitachi 2TB hard drives?
     
  7. CCarncross

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    The short answer is no. If you want to use WD drives, use the EADS or EVDS models preferrably
     
  8. miakica

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    That's how I like it...
    Quick, simple and short.

    I just picked up a Hitachi 2TB drive. Gonna let you know how it turned out
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Hitachi 1TB and 2 TB drives have worked well with multiple HR2x HD DVRs.

    Mine are quiet, cool, and problem-free.
     
  10. Sim-X

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    Don't use EARS, First model I tried was EARS and it blew. Took forever to copy and video was choppy once in the DVR. I spent a little extra for the EVDS drive 2TB but it has been running flawlessly and worth the extra money in my opinion. The EVDS line was manufactured with DVR use in mind.
     
  11. miakica

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    Well, turns out that 2TB Hitachi Deskstar was DOA...
    I got mu hands on WD15EADS, so I will try that next. I was thinking about EVDS, but after reading a whole bunch of bad reviews, I decided to go with a smaller, but apparently more reliable EADS
     
  12. Sim-X

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    I have heard the EADS works just but where did you see bad reviews for the EVDS line? The EVDS is actually a little more money but mine has been ROCK SOLID.
     
  13. CCarncross

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    I think the EVDS is even better than the previous EADS models.....just make sure the bad reviews are actually for something meaningful and not someone ranting about how 2TB isnt a full 2TB like you still see so many reports on for people buying new drives...because people still cant understand that 2TB is NOT 2000GB...
     
  14. matt

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    I give this unit 1 star because they told me it would be here Monday but it snowed real hard that night and it got here Wednesday. AVOID!
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    You're giving one star to DELIVERY unit (of FeEx ? ), right ? - But we are talking about HDDs.
    How delay of the delivery related to functioning of the HDD model ? :confused:
     
  16. matt

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    Haha that was more of a comment on making sure the reviews are relevant. A lot of reviews are so useless, people take out their problem of their own stupidity on the review of the item instead of an actual review. Like I TV I looked at online: "I don't think this TV is 120Hz because on the back it says '120V 60Hz.'"
     
  17. miakica

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    I cant post a link, but search for WD20EVDS.

    47% of users gave it 5 stars, 26% 1 star...

    I am not saying that all of them are bad, and that all of users gave it a fair review...But if quarter of all reviewers gave it only 1 star, there has to be something to make you think.

    Just my $0.02
     
  18. prospect60

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    There were only 19 total reviews and a couple of the low reviews were complaining about the speed of the EVDS comparing it to 7200rpm drives. The EVDS was obviously not meant to be a fast drive, but was designed primarily for DVR and A/V use where other priorities. I do think there were several DOA or early failures from the reviews which is certainly cause for concern, but just about every HDD model will have those obviously incl your Hitachi. I'm not sure if Newegg.ca does a better job at packing bare HDD, but newegg.com had it's share of issues will poor packing and subsequent likely shipping damage.

    The 1TB EVDS has great reviews so I'm not sure if this is the small sample size issue or a real problem. In general with any online assessment reviews, it seems people who have problems are far more likely to leave feedback than folks who have equipment work like it's supposed to.

    Amazon;s reviews seems to be significantly more positive at least among their 17 feedbacks
     
  19. miakica

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    Well, I installed WD15EADS and its working good so far.

    Thanks to everybody...
     
  20. Aug 2, 2010 #240 of 666
    Sim-X

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    Did an upgrade on my HR24 - went great (It helped I have had practice on the HR22)

    Thanks to anleva for posting a few pictures

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=177801

    I was gonna post a guide but saw they locked the above thread so I didn't.

    I would have to say it's actually easier than the HR22, the key is being very careful with the case which once you figure out it's easypeezy.

    Also I didn't have to mess with any copying because it's a new box.

    I wouldn't recommend an HR24 the first time around but if you have done a different model it's not 2 bad.
     

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