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Upgrading the internal hard drive on an HR24

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by anleva, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. palmgrower

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    I always wondered why I kept those old hotels cards...To open my HR24-500!:)

    1 500GB seagate removed
    1 2TB Seagate 64 MB Cache 7200 RPM STBD2000101 installed:D

    30 minutes, thanks for the help and the photographs.;)
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Hopefully that's an owned and not a leased box.
     
  3. palmgrower

    palmgrower AllStar

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    Absolutely:sure:
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    No worries then. Enjoy.
     
  5. Richierich

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    ENJOY!!! :)
     
  6. Rich

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    Yup, multiple HRs with 2TB drives in/on them are capable of more than enough storage.

    Rich
     
  7. Rich

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    I'd really be interested in how that Seagate performs. I had to dump all my Seagate Barracudas (at a considerable loss of money) because they were "chattering" horribly. What model name is your new HDD?

    Rich
     
  8. palmgrower

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    Seagate Barracuda 2000GB Model: STBD2000101
     
  9. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Please let us know if it starts chattering. You'll know what I mean if it starts. Hopefully, they fixed the problem.

    Rich
     
  10. Rich

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    Hmm. Perhaps the 64MB cache will make a difference.

    Rich
     
  11. palmgrower

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    OK
     
  12. palmgrower

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    Just an update, my family claims they can tell which DVR is faster on their H25's, by fast forwarding thru recordings on either HR24-500. In fact they noted it twice already.
     
  13. Rtm

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    Did anyone in here transfer their recordings to the new hard drive in their HR24? I find the older thread for the HR20-23 to not work for me.

    I had no problem opening the 24 up and getting out the drive and plugged into a computer with two SATA bays and booting to gparted
     
  14. palmgrower

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    What didn't work ?
     
  15. Rtm

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    Well I'm confused as to why I would be typing hr20 or even hr24 when the drive is not named that and I get error just trying to do mkdir /mnt/fap

    mkdir /mnt/fap
    mkdir /mnt/hr20
    mount -t xfs -o rtdev=/dev/sda3 /dev/sda2 /mnt/fap
    mount -t xfs -o rtdev=/dev/sdb3 /dev/sdb2 /mnt/hr20
     
  16. CCarncross

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    The actual names used are completely irrelevant as long as you remain consistent throughout the instructions. The person who developed those instructions was copying the HDD from his HR20 to Seagate FreeAgent Pro drive. Hence HR20 and fap....you can use old and new or anything you want but everywhere that name is used in the original instructions would have to be changed as well.

    Bottom line, if you exactly follow the instructions, you don't need to know anything about linux, its just following the directions exactly. graceful shutdowns of both drives...correctly identify new and old when connected to your computer, EXACTLY type every line of the instructions. This procedure will work for any HR model from Directv currently, they all use the exact same file format system on the drives for storage of the shows and series links etc...
     
  17. Rtm

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    I understand thats like a pseudo stand in name for the linux thats just what you are identifying sda or b as. I got it I've just had a hard time formatting the 1TB even though the directv receiver says it has formatted it.

    Thank you very much, contrary to what has been said at the beginning of this thread I find the HR24 the easier to open than the HR22.
     
  18. Rtm

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    I just continually get that the drive is unallocated even doing the graceful power down the new drive.
     
  19. P Smith

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    Do record something to it ...
     
  20. Rtm

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    I got unallocated even after I did the process and heard the drive spinning but thought nothing was happening. The drive from the HR24 WD Green had like 4 partitions and the drive I was putting in it Seagate Barracuda.12 7200rpm never showed partitions just unallocated. Even after the process was a "success".

    alas putting it in the DVR my recordings and settings were on it and I now had 78% free over 49% before. Seagates a little clickly but the DVR is insanely fast I mean insanely fast it's crazy.
     

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