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#1 OFFLINE   jdhoward

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

It seems to me that my 612 runs pretty hot.
I wonder if I place it on a laptop cooler powered from the USB connector on the receiver will it work?
Barring that; is there an AC to USB adapter that will do the trick?
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#2 ONLINE   phrelin

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

What are the temperature readings?

To find out if heat is a problem press

menu - 6 - 2 - counters
then page down using

Posted Image

until you see HDD temperatures.

Mine read:
High: 118
Average: 105
Low: 100


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#3 ONLINE   phrelin

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

Just to note, I've never had a heat problem on my 612 unlike my 722. I do have a laptop cooler under my 722 which I use in the Summer, mostly. And no it cannot be supported from the DVR's USB plug. You need an adapter.

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#4 OFFLINE   jdhoward

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

Wow! i didn't know you could find the HDD temp. Thanks
Mine is 127.

I expected i would need an adapter.
Thanks to all.

#5 ONLINE   phrelin

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:42 PM

In most cases if your high temperature stays under 140 and your average under 125 you're probably ok. For those of us with 622/722 units, a 127 seems great if that's the high.

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