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Direct tv DVR esata external drive
Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:08 PM
did i blow this setup?
1) I took the 2 TB drive out of the box and made sure the power was off
2) I powered off the DVR and unpugged it
3) I hooked up the esata cable between the dvr and the external drive
4) I turned on the external drive
5) I waited a minute
6) I plugged in and turned on the DVR
It performed some encouraging diagnostics, then went to "Running receiver self check..."
Anybody have any ideas? Am i just impatient? Is the DVR formatting the external drive? I have no idea what I am doing here ... I come from a world of plug and play
Thanks - d
Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:26 PM
Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:04 PM
Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:57 AM
No. It actually only takes a few minutes to configure the drive, assuming it's already been "low level" formatted, which most all new drives are.
Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:09 AM
Which model DVR did you hook it too as well?
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:06 AM
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:09 PM
Edited by beakersloco, 20 April 2009 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:09 AM
Is this a new feature for thr R15(I come up here every few months) to be able to hook up an external hard drive to increase capacity ?
Nope, not on the R15 DVRs. Only the R22 SD DVR and HR20/21/22/23 HD DVRs support external eSATA drives.