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How to: Copy and Replace Internal Hard Drive

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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


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

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#728 OFFLINE   isuzudave



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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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