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Upgrading the internal hard drive on an HR24


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#451 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:17 AM

It is quite easy once you understand how the clips lock into place so you can slide a flathead screwdriver or credit card into the slot to pry the clip away from the slot.

Very easy for me and took less than 10 minutes.

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#452 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:58 AM

He would have had a much simpler time if he had cut a couple credit cards into strips narrow enough to fit in the clamp slots. How did all of you miss that? Sticking a whole credit card into those slots is not the way to do it. We've written enough posts about how to do it using credit card "strips" for it to be common knowledge. That one thumbnail picture looks to be about the right size.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

My HR24-500 has a power issue and will not turn on. I do not think there is anything wrong with the hard drive. I got a replacement an HR24-200, I am wondering if it is possible to move the hard drive, with all my recordings to the new HR24. Do different manufactures set up the interface with the hard drives differently?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:52 PM

Interface is the same - SATA, unified for all such drives.

You can't move the drive to other DVR, its content encrypted by the old DVR's unique key.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

My HR24-500 has a power issue and will not turn on. I do not think there is anything wrong with the hard drive. I got a replacement an HR24-200, I am wondering if it is possible to move the hard drive, with all my recordings to the new HR24. Do different manufactures set up the interface with the hard drives differently?

Thanks,
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You lost all your recordings. That 24-500 can be fixed if you still have it. Then you'd save your recordings, but that's the only way it will happen.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:12 PM

I recieved two HR24-500's under the PP last weekend. Using this page and the one previous I was able to swap out the HD's fairly easily. Now that I know how much pressure it takes to slide in the credit cards I would consider it easy to do. It takes more pressure than I would have been comfortable with without knowledge learned here. FYI I was able to use a business card "strip" for the two non perimeter clips. I'm really glad the info needed was on the last page as this is a looong thread.:lol:

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

HR34 was almost as easy, just make sure you own a tamper proof torx T10, 2TB WD works great!

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Based on a bunch of posts in recent weeks/months...this might be a good time for a friendly reminder that tampering with/opening up a leased HD DVR invalidates the warranty and opens up the chance that one may have to eventually pay the retail replacement price to DirecTV for that activity.

Only owned units are eligible for device opening, and since there are so very few HR24's owned in the field...it raises the question how may people may already have gone down the wrong path.

As for the process itself...if one knows what they're doing...it's a brief task to execute.

Best bet for a leased DVR and/or if not sure - use an external eSata drive setup.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

HR34 was almost as easy, just make sure you own a tamper proof torx T10, 2TB WD works great!


They are actually called "security" Torx wrenches.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

He would have had a much simpler time if he had cut a couple credit cards into strips narrow enough to fit in the clamp slots. How did all of you miss that? Sticking a whole credit card into those slots is not the way to do it. Rich


Yes, cutting up an old Credit Card into Strips is the Best Way to Get R Done!!!! :lol:
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

Yes, cutting up an old Credit Card into Strips is the Best Way to Get R Done!!!! :lol:


Can't imagine how he got the whole credit card over the clips. That top must be a lot more malleable than I thought.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

It is

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

It is


If you can prove that by posting your pictures ...

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

If you can prove that by posting your pictures ...


I saw the picture that was posted with full credit cards on the sides.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

I recall seen cutted cards, but may be you got other "manual" ... any URL left in your browser's cash ?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

I recall seen cutted cards, but may be you got other "manual" ... any URL left in your browser's cash ?


No, but you can search for it... :lol:

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

effect of "boomerang" ...duh !

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:40 PM

effect of "boomerang" ...duh !


Sorry, I just couldn't help myself... :lol:

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

Nothing better than popping a 2TB WD 24/7 Drive in an HR24-500 and just sitting back with a Big Ole Smile on your face.

No more problems with the External Drive Enclosure not working right.

Rich I steered you in the right direction didn't I???

Internal Drive is the way to go if you Own your DVR!!! :hurah:
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

You guys should be connected for eternal mutual happiness... sorry, I recall old tale about an elephant and fly. :)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

You guys should be connected for eternal mutual happiness... sorry, I recall old tale about an elephant and fly. :)

:lol:

Somehow it seems fitting that Rich and RichieRich have something in common. :D
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

You guys should be connected for eternal mutual happiness... sorry, I recall old tale about an elephant and fly. :)


We are alike in many ways especially when it comes to Directv and having more DVRs than most people can imagine or dream possible. :lol:

This is my Drug of Choice and I Like It!!! :D

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:40 PM

And happy as that elephant ... jealously said.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

:lol:

Somehow it seems fitting that Rich and RichieRich have something in common. :D


Yes, we do and with what we have both done we are Very Pleased With Our DIRECTV and the way that it works for us!!!

Of course, we are Not the Norm!!! :lol:
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

Nothing better than popping a 2TB WD 24/7 Drive in an HR24-500 and just sitting back with a Big Ole Smile on your face.

No more problems with the External Drive Enclosure not working right.

Rich I steered you in the right direction didn't I???


Yup, you sure did.

Internal Drive is the way to go if you Own your DVR!!! :hurah:


They do work better. I hope D* isn't gonna concentrate on only Genie-like DVRs. I like the flexibility of an HR with a 2TB drive on or in it.

Rich




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