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Upgrading the internal hard drive on an HR24


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#181 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:30 AM

Yup, I've done that. But, I'd be just a little leery of the HDD on top falling off and causing something catastrophic to happen. But I'm a raging pessimist and always look at the worst case scenario.

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Just tape it down temporarily.

What is this about being a Raging Pessimist??? Did you join the "Mike Greer Fanclub"???
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#182 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:38 AM

Just tape it down temporarily.

What is this about being a Raging Pessimist??? Did you join the "Mike Greer Fanclub"???


Always been one. Well, not really "always". Working for that chemical company really changed the way I looked at things. Can't just shrug that off, much as I'd like to. Looking at the worst case scenario isn't the worst thing you can do.

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#183 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:19 AM

Looking at the worst case scenario isn't the worst thing you can do.

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Being a Computer Programmer/Consultant I had to learn to Think about Contingency Planning which has helped me in a lot of situations because what you expect to happen usually doesn't happen and you have to take an alternate course of action.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:43 AM

Just tape it down temporarily.

What is this about being a Raging Pessimist??? Did you join the "Mike Greer Fanclub"???


BAZZINGA!

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 03:11 PM

I put the drive on top to boot it once for the format so the cables would reach with little effort and it was pretty sturdy. The original drive was not powered. Figuring I would have to take both out to do the transfer. That step is not the important one, it can be removed.

Edit: Yeah, sorry. I did an upgrade saving my old recordings, if you just nix the old drive it isn't needed. Clarified my original instructions.

Edited by davel, 20 December 2010 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 05:30 PM

Zip ties are the fix to the HR24-200 upgrade issue. Tighten them well and they're essentially as secure as screws. Thankfully, the hard drive support cage has those extra holes to thread through. There is enough clearance between the thicker HDD and the components underneath, too. I swapped out the Pipeline for a WD 2TB EVDS drive and had no issues.

Many thanks for the credit card suggestion for managing the case latches. I can't believe how simple that process was.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:45 AM

How about pictures of an HR24-500?

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:29 AM

Being a Computer Programmer/Consultant I had to learn to Think about Contingency Planning which has helped me in a lot of situations because what you expect to happen usually doesn't happen and you have to take an alternate course of action.

A good mantra.

I think the overall lesson with this practice is to take your time, plan you moves, have the right tools, and execute the steps carefully.

One thing that continues to amaze me is the number of folks doing this, as there are not that many owned devices out in the field (99% leased), and of course, opening up a unit violates the warranty - which may result in the end user having to pay full retail some time in the future for the device if it ever needs service, replacement, or it has to be returned.

I know that gets repeated, but it is a risk that alot of folks don't realize until its too late.
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:33 AM

One thing that continues to amaze me is the number of folks doing this, as there are not that many owned devices out in the field (99% leased), and of course, opening up a unit violates the warranty - which may result in the end user having to pay full retail some time in the future for the device if it ever needs service, replacement, or it has to be returned.


That is why I go to Great Lengths to Buy My Owned Directv DVRs so I can Replace the Internal Hard Drive and have a Quieter less Obtrusive Looking DVR without Voiding the TOS Agreement. Also, I can take a couple of them in my RV without any problems.
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:41 AM

That is why I go to Great Lengths to Buy My Owned Directv DVRs so I can Replace the Internal Hard Drive and have a Quieter less Obtrusive Looking DVR without Voiding the TOS Agreement.

Good move.

Boy...I bet somebody got alot of upgrade practice with all those HD DVRs there. :D
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#191 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:46 AM

Good move.

Boy...I bet somebody got alot of upgrade practice with all those HD DVRs there. :D


Yes, I did get a lot of Upgrade Practice with all of the Upgrading of my DVRs and I also had a Friend help me and I had to Teach him how to do it so he was very happy that I helped educate him about how to Replace the Internal Drive effortlessly!!!

He is Forever Indebted To Me For That Education!!!

Hey, it's the least I could do for someone who draws Funny Pictures of me and ridicules me in the midst of my peers here at DBSTALK.COM, the Greatest Digital Broadcast Satellite Forum on Planet Earth!!!
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:56 AM

BAZZINGA!


Mike's anything but a pessimist. Think about what he did: He leased three 22-100s and got burned, then, when the 24-500s came out he leased three of them. If that's not optimism, I'll kiss your BAZZINGA! :lol:

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:58 AM

I put the drive on top to boot it once for the format so the cables would reach with little effort and it was pretty sturdy. The original drive was not powered. Figuring I would have to take both out to do the transfer. That step is not the important one, it can be removed.

Edit: Yeah, sorry. I did an upgrade saving my old recordings, if you just nix the old drive it isn't needed. Clarified my original instructions.


I was just curious, all I could see was getting distracted and knocking the new HDD onto the motherboard. That's the kind of luck I have. :)

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:02 AM

Zip ties are the fix to the HR24-200 upgrade issue. Tighten them well and they're essentially as secure as screws. Thankfully, the hard drive support cage has those extra holes to thread through. There is enough clearance between the thicker HDD and the components underneath, too. I swapped out the Pipeline for a WD 2TB EVDS drive and had no issues.

Many thanks for the credit card suggestion for managing the case latches. I can't believe how simple that process was.


Now there's an answer I could have used a few months ago! Great idea! But my 200 bit the dust and was replaced with a 500. I think the 2TB HDD I have in a TT docking station on the 500 now will fit into the 500 without any problem, if everything I've read is correct.

Still a great idea, tho. Kudos!

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:04 AM

How about pictures of an HR24-500?


They are on the forum, you just have to search for them. The "First Look" shows the interior of the 500s.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:01 AM

Mike's anything but a pessimist. Think about what he did: He leased three 22-100s and got burned, then, when the 24-500s came out he leased three of them. If that's not optimism, I'll kiss your BAZZINGA! :lol:

Rich


Geez Rich - I think that makes me a slow learner!:D

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:29 AM

Geez Rich - I think that makes me a slow learner!:D


Maybe you are an Optimistic Slow Learner who is a Pessimist!!! :D

Or Just A Glutton For Punishment!!! :lol:
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 12:46 PM

One thing that continues to amaze me is the number of folks doing this, as there are not that many owned devices out in the field (99% leased), and of course, opening up a unit violates the warranty - which may result in the end user having to pay full retail some time in the future for the device if it ever needs service, replacement, or it has to be returned.


Noted ad nauseam all over the forums, in this thread at least 4 times. Give it a rest.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 12:53 PM

Noted ad nauseam all over the forums, in this thread at least 4 times. Give it a rest.

As evidenced over and over...many folks don't read but a few posts here and there when they require assistance - therefore providing useful information they might miss is considered help.

You might just be surprised how many posters indicate "I wish somebody would have told me before I did this...". Helping is a good thing. Sorry you don't feel that way.
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:15 PM

Geez Rich - I think that makes me a slow learner!:D


Nah, just an unlucky optimist. Meant no offense, as usual. :)

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