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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by anleva, Apr 20, 2010.
I had to buy a Security/Tamper Proof T10 Torx in order to do the job easily.
I guess I should Delete my Setup Reference in my Signature. :lol:
Sorry, I meant about opening the case. Cheers.
I meant to say "jealousy" in my post. Damn, I read every post carefully before I submit it and I missed that... :nono2:
I also think some saner folks than you and I would think I'm nutz!!! And we're still in an economic hole and some folks just don't want to see what we've got.
Oh, you moved Pete's word into my sentence! No need for me to change anything. Little things like this make me happy.....:lol:
Yes, I know what you mean as there are several members here that hate me because I speak about how many DVRs I have or my 2 TB Drives or my expensive APC S15 but that is the Way of the World.
The Have Nots Have Always Hated Those Who Have Regardless Of How The Got It!!!
I as well as you worked hard to get what we have so we deserve it and shouldn't be hated for it by those who are Jealous!!!
I dunno. I still feel like it's a house of cards that could collapse at any moment.
Western Digital 2 TB (WD20EADS) is recommended throughout this thread. Is this the best drive available? I want a long lasting HD. Thanks.
Ive used those, and Seagate 2TB Barracudas. Never had any issues with either. I like the Barracudas because of the large cache and spindle speed with my 4 and 5 tuner DVRs. Just a little overhead (or some will say overkill). Warrantys are changing though. Its not a standard 5 years anymore, so check the warranty before you buy.
I did mention Seagate here http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=3168156&postcount=2481 for AV market like the DVRs.
You want the AV-GP series.
They're EURS. Th EA stuff isn't the AV-GP series.
2TB is WD20EURS.
That is not the AV drive, and I believe that drive is not even made anymore. The older model AVGPC drive was the EVDS. Here is the current list of WD AVGP drives from their website:
I've been running two 2TB EADS in two HR-24s for as long as the 24s have been out. They might not be AV-GP HDDs, but I've had no problems with them at all. I also use a few EARS and an EARX and they run well, too. Might have an EURS or two, lost track of what was in the HRs a long time ago.
Yep, most drives will work, it's just that the AV-GP series were tweaked for the task, but again most drives will work.
Yup, I usually just buy the cheapest one, but I'm very frugal... :lol:
I was the First Person here at DBSTALK to buy a 2 TB WD20EADS Drive and I have bought 5 more since then and they all work very well as nin my 5 HR24-500s and my 2 HR23-700s. I have Not had one problem with any of them.
However, the WD20EURS was designed for 24/7 Use in a DVR so that would be what I would purchase now if I had it to do all over again.
Also, the Larger Cache helps reduce Problems associated with Paging so it helps cut down on Sluggishness.
Thanks all for the great info!
You're welcome and Enjoy!!!
One of the 2TB Seagate 64 MB Cache 7200 RPM STBD2000101 I purchased 26 months ago started acting weird.
It failed the Smart test. Replaced it with new of same model. Gparted is the best. Working great, then AM21N stopped receiving Off-Air, replaced it with new .
I assume it is to be expected, hard drives wear out.
All three receivers are on UPS battery backups.
thanks for all the help in this thread
many posts.......... #165 helped alot.