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Upgrade internal hard drive on hr44-500

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by davel, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Aug 9, 2013 #21 of 128
    Rich

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  2. Aug 9, 2013 #22 of 128
    Rich

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    As I've said many times, the HRs run better with a 2TB drive installed internally. Can't really comment on the Genies, but I'd think the same would be true.

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  3. Aug 11, 2013 #23 of 128
    FyReo3

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    I am getting a Genie tomm. to replace my HR20. I had a 2TB drive in the HR20, and now have removed it. Can I put it in the Genie as-is? How would I format it if necessary?
    Thanks.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2013 #24 of 128
    Laxguy

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    No, at least you shouldn't.
    For one, no recordings you already have will be available, and
    Two, it's against the ToS.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2013 #25 of 128
    P Smith

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    Tampering ... oh no !
    I was under the impression that advising folks to break DirecTV's ToS was against this forums policies
     
  7. Aug 12, 2013 #27 of 128
    P Smith

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    slow down, sport - are you accusing me ?

    I don't see where you got it, plus derailing topic is exactly against rules for sure; if I wrote about fixing devices, then you should re-read that discussion.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2013 #28 of 128
    Mike Bertelson

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    The Genie is likely a lease so it's not a good idea to install an internal drive. If it's a lease and something goes wrong it could cost you.

    However, with an external enclosure you will be able to use the 2TB drive on the Genie. The Genie should see the drive just fine but you won't be able to watch the HR20 recordings.

    External is the way to go. Especially with the eSATA docks. Drop the drive in, connect it to the Genie, and you're good to go.

    Ok everyone. The obligatory warning about opening up a leased receiver has been made so there’s no need to start yet another argument on the semantics and legalese interpretations of the Lease Addendum. Take it to PM or let it go.

    Mike
     
  9. Aug 12, 2013 #29 of 128
    inkahauts

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    As I've said many times, the HRs run better with a 2TB drive installed internally. Can't really comment on the Genies, but I'd think the same would be true.

    Rich


    My hr44 runs like the wind with an esata. There is zero difference from when I ran it with the internal. 44 are just different.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2013 #30 of 128
    RunnerFL

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    Ditto
     
  11. Aug 12, 2013 #31 of 128
    bobcamp1

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    Yes you can, but your recordings won't play. If the Genie doesn't reformat it, just download the free tool from the hard drive mfr, connect it to your PC, and format it that way first. You could probably even just do a quick format using Windows or Mac OS -- that'll get the Genie to recognize it needs to reformat the drive itself.
     
  12. Aug 13, 2013 #32 of 128
    davel

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    Just use windows to remove the drive partitions and pop it in. The DVR should format it for you.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2013 #33 of 128
    Trekboy

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    I replaced the internal 1TB drive in my new HR-44-200 last night with a 3TB. We recorded one movie and it said that there was 89% free space. That obviously wasn't right! This morning, it appeared as though the HR-44 had rebooted overnight and the Genie mini's lost their connection to the HR-44 and had to be readded to the network, and all the recordings (I'd setup several to run overnight just to see what the drive capacity would be in the morning) were no longer there.

    I'm recording several things now. This was a bare drive, I'd not partitioned it at all. If I still have issues later today I'll take the drive out and wipe the partitions as davel above recommends and start over again.

    Any other suggestions as to how to remedy this are most appreciated!
     
  14. Aug 25, 2013 #34 of 128
    P Smith

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    You could try Diags by press Select on front panel duri g boot and run tests for your external drive.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2013 #35 of 128
    Tidalcloud

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    the sticks...
    what type, make, model hard drive is in the HR44 initially? Any recommendations for an upgrade - if I go internal?
     
  16. Sep 2, 2013 #36 of 128
    Mike Bertelson

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    I don't think we know for sure if there is only one manufacturer or model. However, as long as your HR44 is owned (not leased), there are a few recommendations in this and other threads. The Search feature should help.

    Mike
     
  17. Jan 1, 2014 #37 of 128
    dogbreath

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    The HR44 that I bought and upgraded to a 2TB HDD came with a Seagate ST1000VM002.
     
  18. Jan 2, 2014 #38 of 128
    CliffV

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    I installed a Western Digital WD30EURS in my HR44-200. This is a 3 TB AV drive. I was going to try a 4 TB drive, but couldn't imagine ever filling up such a large drive. Also, the 4 TB drives are a little newer and I was concerned about reliability.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2014 #39 of 128
    dettxw

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    Thanks for the instructions. Made installing the larger eSATA easy in my owned HR44-500.
    (and yes, I know the difference between an owned receiver and an upfront lease fee)
     
  20. Jan 31, 2014 #40 of 128
    capnp72

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    How do you own a HR44?
     

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