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#341 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:04 PM

Ray, is that each or combined?


On each drive. It's file system (actually meta data) limitation - internal names of data files starting from #8000 (es8000.bm/wtt/tsp), next range(for VOD) starts from 9000 - so, the limit is 1000.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:14 PM

There is a limit of 999 events each that can be stored on an EHD and internal HD . Once you exceed this number, the receiver will reboot. Folders and each recorded event counts as 1 item. There is not a limit to the number of EHDs you can use but 999 events is the limit. This is a receiver hardware limit.


Well, someone didn't get it ;).
1. We can't exceed the limit, that's obvious - the question is (more precisely): say EHD has 992 recordings already and the 211 has a timer for one program per day; in a week the limit will be reached; what will happen at beginning of second week ?
OK, the box will reboot, but the number of records will be same (maxed to 1000) and next event by the timer will bring the box to reboot again and no recording will happened?
My thought it will start erase oldest unprotected records like DVR does if no free space on the drive.
2. Folders doesn't counting.
3. It's the software limit. :)

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:20 PM

Oh, Ray - other bug: 211 last FW version shows "NR" letters adding to any other ratings, like "R,NR" or "PG-13,NR".

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:30 PM

Post#330 has the formulas, just use them.

Because only you would know how long EACH record on your EHD.


D'oh!

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:43 AM

I'll need to check on this. I haven't seen it so far. I'll let you know what I find out. Thanks.

Oh, Ray - other bug: 211 last FW version shows "NR" letters adding to any other ratings, like "R,NR" or "PG-13,NR".



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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

Does anyone know if the 4 Disharc files (in the folder defining each recording) from a 211, can be dragged to the diaharc folder of a 722 ext HD, and be seen on the 722?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

Does anyone know if the 4 Disharc files (in the folder defining each recording) from a 211, can be dragged to the diaharc folder of a 722 ext HD, and be seen on the 722?


Nope.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

Exactly why not?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

If you'll look into both file systems...
There is no short answer for un-experienced in writing file system person.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

If you'll look into both file systems...
There is no short answer for un-experienced in writing file system person.


Hmmm, you have piqued my interest....

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

So what is the latest and greatest external hard drive to use with the 211? Any suggested vendors?

Thanks.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

WDC 2 TB in TT BlacX

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:46 PM

FYI

Calvary caxb series 1 tb works fine on my new 211k.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

My 1tb died, might have been due to leaving it on top of my subwoofer but I really thought it was shielded. It may have just decided to die. Who knows.


Bought a replacement hard drive on cyber Monday...hoping the 1.5 tb works for me if not I will have to rethink some things.

Don't know what my software is on that 211k, think its L5.52.

Edit: 1.5tb works on 211k.

Edited by Hunter844, 28 November 2012 - 06:34 PM.

Dish Network 211k with EHD, AT250 with HDforLIFE
Eastern ARC DMA on 1000.4
Panasonic TC-P55GT50
LG 42'' 1080p LCD, Denon IN-COMMAND AVR-2112CI

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

My 1tb died, might have been due to leaving it on top of my subwoofer but I really thought it was shielded. It may have just decided to die. Who knows.


Bought a replacement hard drive on cyber Monday...hoping the 1.5 tb works for me if not I will have to rethink some things.

Don't know what my software is on that 211k, think its L5.52.

You should be fine. The 211s take up to a 2TB EHD.




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