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Upgrading the internal hard drive on an HR24


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#401 OFFLINE   palmgrower

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

I always wondered why I kept those old hotels cards...To open my HR24-500!:)

1 500GB seagate removed
1 2TB Seagate 64 MB Cache 7200 RPM STBD2000101 installed:D

30 minutes, thanks for the help and the photographs.;)
2- HR24-500 with AM21 OTA's & RC65RBX Backlit Remotes
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

I always wondered why I kept those old hotels cards...To open my HR24-500!:)

1 500GB seagate removed
1 2TB Seagate 64 MB Cache 7200 RPM STBD2000101 installed:D

30 minutes, thanks for the help and the photographs.;)

Hopefully that's an owned and not a leased box.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:34 PM

Absolutely:sure:
2- HR24-500 with AM21 OTA's & RC65RBX Backlit Remotes
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

Absolutely:sure:

No worries then. Enjoy.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

I always wondered why I kept those old hotels cards...To open my HR24-500!:)

1 500GB seagate removed
1 2TB Seagate 64 MB Cache 7200 RPM STBD2000101 installed:D

30 minutes, thanks for the help and the photographs.;)


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

One 2TB drive holds a ton of recordings...those like Rich who have more than 1 HD DVR with 2TB in each realize that to an even greater degree.

The experiment results were interesting...glad they were shared.


Yup, multiple HRs with 2TB drives in/on them are capable of more than enough storage.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:12 PM

I always wondered why I kept those old hotels cards...To open my HR24-500!:)

1 500GB seagate removed
1 2TB Seagate 64 MB Cache 7200 RPM STBD2000101 installed:D

30 minutes, thanks for the help and the photographs.;)


I'd really be interested in how that Seagate performs. I had to dump all my Seagate Barracudas (at a considerable loss of money) because they were "chattering" horribly. What model name is your new HDD?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:23 PM

Seagate Barracuda 2000GB Model: STBD2000101
2- HR24-500 with AM21 OTA's & RC65RBX Backlit Remotes
1- HR34-700 with AM21 OTA & RC65RBX Backlit Remote
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

Seagate Barracuda 2000GB Model: STBD2000101


Please let us know if it starts chattering. You'll know what I mean if it starts. Hopefully, they fixed the problem.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

Seagate Barracuda 2000GB Model: STBD2000101


Hmm. Perhaps the 64MB cache will make a difference.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

OK
2- HR24-500 with AM21 OTA's & RC65RBX Backlit Remotes
1- HR34-700 with AM21 OTA & RC65RBX Backlit Remote
2- Samsung PN59D8000 Plasmas
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:09 PM

Just an update, my family claims they can tell which DVR is faster on their H25's, by fast forwarding thru recordings on either HR24-500. In fact they noted it twice already.
2- HR24-500 with AM21 OTA's & RC65RBX Backlit Remotes
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:15 PM

Did anyone in here transfer their recordings to the new hard drive in their HR24? I find the older thread for the HR20-23 to not work for me.

I had no problem opening the 24 up and getting out the drive and plugged into a computer with two SATA bays and booting to gparted

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:20 PM

What didn't work ?
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

What didn't work ?


Well I'm confused as to why I would be typing hr20 or even hr24 when the drive is not named that and I get error just trying to do mkdir /mnt/fap

mkdir /mnt/fap
mkdir /mnt/hr20
mount -t xfs -o rtdev=/dev/sda3 /dev/sda2 /mnt/fap
mount -t xfs -o rtdev=/dev/sdb3 /dev/sdb2 /mnt/hr20

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

Well I'm confused as to why I would be typing hr20 or even hr24 when the drive is not named that and I get error just trying to do mkdir /mnt/fap

mkdir /mnt/fap
mkdir /mnt/hr20
mount -t xfs -o rtdev=/dev/sda3 /dev/sda2 /mnt/fap
mount -t xfs -o rtdev=/dev/sdb3 /dev/sdb2 /mnt/hr20


The actual names used are completely irrelevant as long as you remain consistent throughout the instructions. The person who developed those instructions was copying the HDD from his HR20 to Seagate FreeAgent Pro drive. Hence HR20 and fap....you can use old and new or anything you want but everywhere that name is used in the original instructions would have to be changed as well.

Bottom line, if you exactly follow the instructions, you don't need to know anything about linux, its just following the directions exactly. graceful shutdowns of both drives...correctly identify new and old when connected to your computer, EXACTLY type every line of the instructions. This procedure will work for any HR model from Directv currently, they all use the exact same file format system on the drives for storage of the shows and series links etc...

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:06 PM

The actual names used are completely irrelevant as long as you remain consistent throughout the instructions. The person who developed those instructions was copying the HDD from his HR20 to Seagate FreeAgent Pro drive. Hence HR20 and fap....you can use old and new or anything you want but everywhere that name is used in the original instructions would have to be changed as well.

Bottom line, if you exactly follow the instructions, you don't need to know anything about linux, its just following the directions exactly. graceful shutdowns of both drives...correctly identify new and old when connected to your computer, EXACTLY type every line of the instructions. This procedure will work for any HR model from Directv currently, they all use the exact same file format system on the drives for storage of the shows and series links etc...

I understand thats like a pseudo stand in name for the linux thats just what you are identifying sda or b as. I got it I've just had a hard time formatting the 1TB even though the directv receiver says it has formatted it.

Thank you very much, contrary to what has been said at the beginning of this thread I find the HR24 the easier to open than the HR22.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:15 PM

I just continually get that the drive is unallocated even doing the graceful power down the new drive.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:56 PM

Do record something to it ...

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:14 PM

Do record something to it ...

I got unallocated even after I did the process and heard the drive spinning but thought nothing was happening. The drive from the HR24 WD Green had like 4 partitions and the drive I was putting in it Seagate Barracuda.12 7200rpm never showed partitions just unallocated. Even after the process was a "success".

alas putting it in the DVR my recordings and settings were on it and I now had 78% free over 49% before. Seagates a little clickly but the DVR is insanely fast I mean insanely fast it's crazy.




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