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Time to replace external drive?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gimp, May 10, 2013.

  1. gimp

    gimp AllStar

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    When my hd34 froze and I rebooted I got got a scanning disk screen. Never seen this before. Rebooted successfully and is functioning normally. Is it time to replace my 2tb esata? It's probably at least three years old.
     

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  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    You should consider it, yes.
     
  3. Rich

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    You might want to try a new external device before giving up on the hard drive. The external devices are usually at fault when you get freeze ups. You might also want to try the 34 on the internal drive and see if the same thing happens. If it does, there's something wrong with the 34.

    What external device are you using?

    Rich
     
  4. gimp

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    5+ year old Antec MX-1. Any replacement suggestions that accommodate 4tb?
     
  5. Rich

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    I'd think the MX-1 would be the problem. Try putting the HDD in this.

    I don't know if a TT dock (link above) will work with a 4TB drive. RunnerFl is using around that capacity, but I think he's still using RAID external devices.

    I know TT is coming out with docks that will run larger HDDs, but I'd be interested to know if the dock linked to above will support a 4TB drive. When the MX-1s came out, I think they were only rated for 1TB, but they handle 2TB drives well, as you know.

    Rich
     
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    The TT Docks I have work with a 3TB drive but I haven't tested them with a 4TB drive.
     

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