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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 had to buy a Security/Tamper Proof T10 Torx in order to do the job easily.
     
  2. Richierich

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    I guess I should Delete my Setup Reference in my Signature. :lol:
     
  3. tivoreno

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    Sorry, I meant about opening the case. Cheers.
     
  4. Rich

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    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.

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  5. Rich

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    Oh, you moved Pete's word into my sentence! No need for me to change anything. Little things like this make me happy.....:lol:

    Rich
     
  6. Richierich

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    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!!! :)
     
  7. Rich

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    I dunno. I still feel like it's a house of cards that could collapse at any moment.

    Rich
     
  8. Feb 1, 2013 #488 of 544
    Sea bass

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    Western Digital 2 TB (WD20EADS) is recommended throughout this thread. Is this the best drive available? I want a long lasting HD. Thanks.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2013 #489 of 544
    Davenlr

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    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.
     
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    P Smith

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    Sixto

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    You want the AV-GP series.

    They're EURS. Th EA stuff isn't the AV-GP series.

    2TB is WD20EURS.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2013 #492 of 544
    CCarncross

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    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:

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=150
     
  13. Feb 2, 2013 #493 of 544
    Rich

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    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.

    Rich
     
  14. Feb 2, 2013 #494 of 544
    Sixto

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    Yep, most drives will work, it's just that the AV-GP series were tweaked for the task, but again most drives will work.
     
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    Rich

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    Yup, I usually just buy the cheapest one, but I'm very frugal... :lol:

    Rich
     
  16. Feb 2, 2013 #496 of 544
    Richierich

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    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. :)
     
  17. Feb 4, 2013 #497 of 544
    Sea bass

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    Thanks all for the great info!
     
  18. Feb 5, 2013 #498 of 544
    Richierich

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    You're welcome and Enjoy!!! :)
     
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    palmgrower

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    Good day

    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.
     
  20. madmadworld

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    thanks for all the help in this thread
    many posts.......... #165 helped alot.
     

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