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#726 OFFLINE   WestDC

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:17 PM

No problem caused - you just found the missing link for Keeping your recording :) going from one receiver to another


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 12:49 AM

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That made you are first person of the year 2016 in DTV DVR universe !


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 01:32 PM

Just a quick post to let folks know this worked with a HR44 and the newest version of gparted boot disk I could find (0.25.0 from February 2016).

 

I first copied the original 1TB drive to a 2TB WD Green that I had laying around.  I then remembered about a week later that the 2TB drive is about 5 years old.  I felt like it would be a good idea to put a new drive in.  I copied the 2TB drive to a new WD 3TB Blue drive.  They have folded the Green line into the Blue line.

 

Both copies went great with no errors.  I just switched from Dish to DTV a few weeks ago so there is not much on the drive yet.  It went from 92% free to 96% and had not error messages at all.  

 

I did use the "sudo su" command at the very begining, or else you have to type "sudo" before every command.  I also added the "-p 600" option to get a progress report every 10 minutes.  It took about 45 minutes.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 10:28 PM

How the hell do you get the cover off of a now Owned HR24-200 to put in a 2TB HDD?



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 11:43 PM

just do it slow and easy ! ;)  :D


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:22 PM

How the hell do you get the cover off of a now Owned HR24-200 to put in a 2TB HDD?

 

Two clips on each side that need to be held away from the chassis and...3 or is it 2 clips on the bottom?  That's all that holds the cover  on.  I use cut up credit cards and slip them into the holes that allow access to the clips.

 

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 01:13 PM

I'm a visual person. Need pictures to show where these clips are?


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:18 AM

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 01:33 PM

Those pics are of a HR21


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:03 PM

Those pics are of a HR21

 

Pretty much the same.

 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:04 PM

How the hell do you get the cover off of a now Owned HR24-200 to put in a 2TB HDD?

 

Hey Drew, are you aware that the sled for the HDD is too small to mount a standard 2TB drive?

 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:04 PM

Hey Drew, are you aware that the sled for the HDD is too small to mount a standard 2TB drive?

 

Rich

 

No. The HR24-200 requires a special size HDD?

 

Can the shed be changed so that a standard size HDD can fit? Or will that mean the case can't be put back on?

 

===========================================

 

Nevermind.

 

Finally came across someone who opened a HR24. Apparently, they have six tabs that break easily. Not something I care to tackle. Was hoping for hidden screws.

 

As I understand it, I need to buy a special case to house a WD SATA 2TB HDD that will work with a DirecTV HR24-200. What are they? And which WD drive type is best for DVR'g?


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:32 PM

there are a few threads with answers - just read them


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:14 AM

there are a few threads with answers - just read them

 

Those threads are at least six years old. Finding reliable old equipment is not what I want to know about.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 05:41 AM

it's not a smartphones market, sorry

members don't bother to swap HDD to newest models -  you are on your own here


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 10:08 AM

No. The HR24-200 requires a special size HDD?

 

Can the shed be changed so that a standard size HDD can fit? Or will that mean the case can't be put back on?

 

===========================================

 

Nevermind.

 

Finally came across someone who opened a HR24. Apparently, they have six tabs that break easily. Not something I care to tackle. Was hoping for hidden screws.

 

As I understand it, I need to buy a special case to house a WD SATA 2TB HDD that will work with a DirecTV HR24-200. What are they? And which WD drive type is best for DVR'g?

 

I've opened up so many HRs that I've lost count and I've never broken a clip.  If you go gently there shouldn't be a problem.  

 

The problem with the 24-200 (which is a superb 24) is the size of the sled.  You cannot put a normal HDD on it without a lot of work. The dimensions are what makes it difficult.  They made the sled for a Pipeline 500GB Seagate HDD and a normal HDD just won't fit.

 

I tried everything I could think of and nothing worked.  To do a neat job I would have needed access to a machine shop.  I have read posts about using wire ties to keep it in place on the sled but that seems sloppy and so does duct taping it to the sled.  I read those posts and never saw any following posts telling us how that worked out.

 

In short, you'd be better off just buying a dock and mounting the HDD externally.  

 

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 08:07 AM

Never mind, I found my answer earlier in the thread, although I'm still curious about the defrag question.

Use GParted if I want to increase the size of the drive.

 

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Quick question, when running GParted on the drives does it defragment the drive and remove empty spaces left by deleting programs?

Or is it a straight sector by sector copy?

If sector by sector, is there any advantage to GParted over a drive duplicator?

Thanks,

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 09:06 AM

GPartEd is a program for manipulate a PARTITION TABLE, not a file system [metadata, folders, files]

 

XFSdump & XFSrestore are the program what do the copy; try to read back  how they are working with folders and files of DVR's drive


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 10:39 AM

Some of the drives contain PUIS (Power up in stand buy) A thing to fix that is to get "HDAT2" and boot it. The drive will need to be connected to the internal eSATA or SATA port on the motherboard. then use parted magic and do a drive to drive clone with file zilla, or do a drive to image.



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Posted 23 September 2016 - 10:54 AM

well known fact ... use hdparm /dev/sdaX -S0


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