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#2281 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:09 AM

Should work fine and id probably reset all once it's hooked up to the new one to reformat the drive.


He'll have to reenter his Series Links if he does that. I never reformat an HDD when I move it to another HR.

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#2282 OFFLINE   MrLatte

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

How does this setup sound?

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

He'll have to reenter his Series Links if he does that. I never reformat an HDD when I move it to another HR.

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Oh cool, I didn't realize they would carry over. Thanks for mentioning this!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

Just a quick note to say that the Thermaltake enclosure worked like a charm. The installation of the old HDD into the Thermaltake was truly brainless, and the receiver sensed the external drive right away. It did take a little time for the actual recordings to show up on the receiver's menu. At first, the menu was just a black screen, indicating the percentage of room left on the drive, but no recordings. But after a couple of beats the recordings showed up, and play fine.

After this experience, I'm not sure why I shouldn't always use this particular combination--Thermaltake enclosure with a Seagate 2TB drive. It is true that the cosmetics of the enclosure aren't super, since you see a good part of the drive, which could hurt Wife Acceptance Factor a bit. I just improvised something and it's fine.

Thanks again for the help, Rich and others. I feel strangely empowered by the experience. Rather than buy a new combo drive and enclosure from somebody at $200+, and lose the hundreds of hours of stuff on the old drive, with the gracious help of this board I spent $36 on a Thermaltake and a few minutes extracting the drive from the Antec and hooking the new rig up, and we are back in business, with all previous recordings intact!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:47 PM

After this experience, I'm not sure why I shouldn't always use this particular combination--Thermaltake enclosure with a Seagate 2TB drive.


I've been using a TT dock with a 2TB Seagate on one of my DVRs for over a year now and no problems.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

Just a quick note to say that the Thermaltake enclosure worked like a charm. The installation of the old HDD into the Thermaltake was truly brainless, and the receiver sensed the external drive right away. It did take a little time for the actual recordings to show up on the receiver's menu. At first, the menu was just a black screen, indicating the percentage of room left on the drive, but no recordings. But after a couple of beats the recordings showed up, and play fine.

After this experience, I'm not sure why I shouldn't always use this particular combination--Thermaltake enclosure with a Seagate 2TB drive. It is true that the cosmetics of the enclosure aren't super, since you see a good part of the drive, which could hurt Wife Acceptance Factor a bit. I just improvised something and it's fine.

Thanks again for the help, Rich and others. I feel strangely empowered by the experience. Rather than buy a new combo drive and enclosure from somebody at $200+, and lose the hundreds of hours of stuff on the old drive, with the gracious help of this board I spent $36 on a Thermaltake and a few minutes extracting the drive from the Antec and hooking the new rig up, and we are back in business, with all previous recordings intact!


Glad we could help. First time I used a TT dock, I was stunned by how easy it was to set up.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

I've been using a TT dock with a 2TB Seagate on one of my DVRs for over a year now and no problems.


No chattering from the Seagate?

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

No chattering from the Seagate?


Nope, at least not when I've been here to hear it.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

Will the wd 1 tb my dvr expander work with a hr24-500? I had the previous wd my dvr model hooked to it and it died after 2 yrs...

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:08 PM

Any drive could die ANY time.

You never know, and no one know how long the particular drive will lasts.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:21 AM

Will the wd 1 tb my dvr expander work with a hr24-500? I had the previous wd my dvr model hooked to it and it died after 2 yrs...


Is it under warranty? WD is good about replacements.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:05 AM

Nope, at least not when I've been here to hear it.


You'd hear it. My Seagate 1.5TBs all chattered constantly. They must have fixed them. Good to know.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:07 AM

Will the wd 1 tb my dvr expander work with a hr24-500? I had the previous wd my dvr model hooked to it and it died after 2 yrs...


Probably, kinda hard to tell about which external devices will work with the 500s. I had a terrible time getting my one leased 500 to recognize an external device. Perhaps they've fixed that issue.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

Is it under warranty? WD is good about replacements.

Fred


True Fred, but they only have a two year warranty and unless you have the receipt they go by the build date that they determine from the serial number. I just got an EARX in exchange for an EARS that I could not get any HR to recognize. It was a very simple process.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:14 AM

You'd hear it. My Seagate 1.5TBs all chattered constantly. They must have fixed them. Good to know.

Rich


I have tons of Seagates around here either in my DVRs or my home media servers. I've never heard any of them chatter unless they were dying.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:15 AM

Any drive could die ANY time.

You never know, and no one know how long the particular drive will lasts.


Yup, same as electrical motors. We had motors that were installed in 1936 that still worked and others that would last a week after installation. Kinda like it is with people, you just never know...

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:20 AM

I have tons of Seagates around here either in my DVRs or my home media servers. I've never heard any of them chatter unless they were dying.


Every one I put in a 20-700 chattered after one NR came down and they never stopped. That's why I switched to WDs. I sent a few of them to P Smith, still worked well, I think. Just had no use for 1.5 drives anymore once the price of the 2TB models dropped. Before that particular NR downloaded, I didn't hear anything from them. I still think it was caused by the 20-700s and that download.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:48 AM

Only one survived, I keep it on a shelf to future research of creating good method of copy particular shows, not whole partition ...

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:37 PM

Only one survived, I keep it on a shelf to future research of creating good method of copy particular shows, not whole partition ...


Huh. Thought some of them would have been good. Maybe all that chattering was a call for help... :lol:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:54 PM

These deceased are got full table of bad sectors and pending relocation been stalled, adding to that many more bad sectors. Perhaps that chatting was defined by constant multiple attempts do re-assigning.




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