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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. Aug 3, 2012 #521 of 666
    Joe Schmuck

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    Not sure what error 14 is but it sounds like you messed something up when you swapped the drive.

    You didn't specify the DVR you have but one thing that can cause a problem is the ribbon cable to the front panel. Make sure it is fully seated and then plug in the DVR again. In older machines this was a nightmare of a problem.

    As for formatting the drive, don't think you need to do that, should happen automatically if you can get the machine up. If you do get the machine to power up again and the drive doesn't format, you should remove the partitions from the drive and then pop it back in. There is a way to force a format as well but I don't recall how.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2012 #522 of 666
    BlackDogX

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    Turns out the Reciver burned up the new hard drive.

    Thanks
     
  3. Aug 5, 2012 #523 of 666
    P Smith

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    That would be very bold statement without facts, any proof.

    Perhaps you mean the drive is dead and you don't know the reason ?

    I wouln't blame the receiver ...
     
  4. Aug 5, 2012 #524 of 666
    CCarncross

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    Highly doubtful...hard drives die..new or not. Unless there is a power related issue, devices don't burn up hard drives...
     
  5. Aug 5, 2012 #525 of 666
    DaveCowl

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    I am all set to transfer things to a new drive, and it looks like all the tools are lined up well etc.

    However, my DVR will not take a new hard drive it seems.

    I have tried both replacing the internal and connecting the drive as an external and it doesn't get formatted in either case.

    Internally I get error 14-661.

    External and I just boot from the original internal drive with no action on the external drive.

    Not giving up yet by any means but just wondered if anyone had seen this kind of thing before.

    I tried a couple of drives (big and small) and got the same result so I am not sure what the deal is...

    Any thoughts? Cheers!
     
  6. Aug 5, 2012 #526 of 666
    P Smith

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    perhaps your copy actually didn't copied properly ?
     
  7. Aug 5, 2012 #527 of 666
    DaveCowl

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    Ok so a _third_ drive I tried seems to be ok with the unit and it formatted the drive.

    Sadly this drive is only 500GB so no real capacity win there.

    If only I could get the new 3TB drive to do the same..!

    Does anyone know if 3TB is outside the scope of the unit or something?
     
  8. Aug 5, 2012 #528 of 666
    P Smith

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  9. Aug 6, 2012 #529 of 666
    DaveCowl

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    I did find this info in the middle of the thread using search and have since acquired a 2TB.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2012 #530 of 666
    DaveCowl

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    Just a suggestion - since greater than 2TB drives are pretty easy to get these days, perhaps the first post in the thread can be updated with the 2TB limit on drive size...

    This is certainly an excellent thread though it is pretty dense and having info like this up front would be great.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2012 #531 of 666
    P Smith

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    You must PM to OP - only the person can update his own post(s).
     
  12. Rickt1962

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    Question ? Can this be done. I have a 2 terra in my DVR with movies already on it. Can i copy ,my old movies from the old drive onto the 2 terra with out deleting current movies on the 2 terra ? It would be merging both drives together. I know you can do this to an empty one, but was wondering if it could be done.
     
  13. P Smith

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    Yes, Do it.

    We have two confirmation so far - it's merging when you do XFS dump/restore.
     
  14. mocarob

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    Please report back afterwards on how it went.
     
  15. miakica

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    So,
    would these drives be compatible?

    WD Black (WD2002FAEX)

    WD Green (WD20EARX)

    Seagate Barracuda (ST2000DM001)

    Seagate Barracuda Green (ST2000DL003)

    Thanks in advance
     
  16. ninedriver

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    Hello all,
    I am attempting to accomplish a HD upgrade. I have followed all the steps and I'm at the point where I have my old and new HDs hooked up to a computer with gparted 0.4.6-1 as a boot disk. Here's my problem...

    When I turn on my computer I get the following message:

    Error auto-sensing secondary slave hard disk drive
    Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility

    (my new HD which is plugged into SATA0 is running, I can feel it.
    However, my old HD, which is plugged into SATA1 is not running.)

    If I hit F1 to continue, the main gparted menu screen appears, I hit enter to continue. The screen then says:

    Loading /live/vmlinuz1..........................
    Loading /live/initrd1.img.......................
    ........................................................
    .....ready.
    Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... _

    Any ideas what's going on??

    Thanks!
     
  17. P Smith

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    Get another PC with two working SATA ports.
     
  18. P Smith

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    If you didn't find any info here (did you try ?), then you are on your own.
     
  19. ninedriver

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    I was wondering if perhaps the one of the SATA ports wasn't functioning. Is there any way to test them (it)?
     
  20. CCarncross

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    You know the new drive is good, hook it up by itself to the suspect sata port and see if it works on that port, then you can tell if its the drive or the port.
     

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