One of my three HR24-500s is acting strange. All is well until I have reason to reboot it, then it pops up a warning that there is a hard drive problem. It then proceeds to run some hours-long test that never finds anything. The unit works normally until the next reboot and repeats the above. There is an external drive in use since day one. Recordings are never affected. I suspect that if there is a problem, it is with the internal drive and that is why the problem (if any) is only detected on startup.
I hate to call DTV for 2 reasons: 1) if they replace the unit, my 2tbs of recordings are toast; and, 2) I paid $200 for this box and there is no guarantee that I will get an HR24 in return.
I guess my question to you is, does this sound like the internal drive is failing? Thanks for any help.
Edited by Griff, 02 July 2011 - 11:54 PM.
DVRs: One HR44-500 (4tb EURS external drive), one HR24-500, one HR24-200. DISPLAY:LG 79UB9800; RECEIVER: Onkyo TX-NR636; NETWORK: Apple Airport Extreme, all hard-wired MISC: All HDMI connected; PS3; Panasonic BDP-350 BluRay/3D player; Two Sony BDP-CX7000ES BluRay 400-disc changers; Home-built 6-core HTPC; LG 2tb NAS w/BluRay burner; Pronto TSU9400 remote. Directv customer since July 1994.