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hard drive failure
Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:13 AM
I have not had very good luck with these units lasting very long and wondered what everybody else was getting out of theirs?
This is ridiculous to me and am getting tired of losing all my recorded programs. Are there any better DVR's out there whether from *E* or any other company that would seem to last longer?
Is there any other possible remedy besides unplugging and then plugging the unit back in?
I hate to switch but having to replace something yearly is getting ridiculous. Thanks
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:18 AM
Also consider adding an external hard drive so you won't lose your saved programs if and when the hard drive failure occurs.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:17 AM
I am going to try and reboot again and see if I can get it going long enough to transfer the recordings to a hard drive before it's too late. I need a 2.0 powered USB drive correct? Thanks
Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:29 AM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:57 AM
I guess I assumed it would be just seconds for some reason. Thanks
Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:19 PM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:05 PM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:30 PM
It's one of MANY reasons ... Usually it's bad components of HDD.
The hard drives are all made by the same handful of manufacturers so even if you did switch to another provider, you would have the same problem. I have had a Dish DVR for several years and only had one hard drive failure. It probably is a power issue.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:27 PM
Heat and Power.
If we will dig into the idea: power and efficiency what convert the power [drawing current] into heat. If you will count a power taken by STB+TV set vs energy coming to your ear and light to your eyes ... the efficiency would be less then 1%. Where rest of 99% energy goes ? To calories mostly (and very little energy converted to mechanical movement - to vibration of fan and HDD).
Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:44 AM