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HR34 and 4TB External Drive


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#1 OFFLINE   docderwood

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:03 PM

Curious if anyone has tried a 4TB (Western Digital WD4000FYYZ) external drive with the new HR34 software (which I think may allow greater than 2tb?)....

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:05 PM

Curious if anyone has tried a 4TB (Western Digital WD4000FYYZ) external drive with the new HR34 software (which I think may allow greater than 2tb?)....


I'm not using that specific drive but I'm running a 9TB RAID 5 array using the enclosure below. Works great, no problems.

http://www.amazon.co...ils_o06_s00_i00

This is the drive I'm using:

http://www.amazon.co...rds=seagate 3TB
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#3 OFFLINE   docderwood

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

Thx for the info...like the simplicity of slapping a giant drive in an enclosure (understanding the risk of losing all your shows if it fails...no redundancy)

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:30 PM

Thx for the info...like the simplicity of slapping a giant drive in an enclosure (understanding the risk of losing all your shows if it fails...no redundancy)


You could also get this enclosure and a pair of 3TB drives. Set it up as RAID 1 and not lose recordings unless the HR34 itself dies.

http://www.amazon.co...ils_o01_s00_i00
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#5 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

You could also get this enclosure and a pair of 3TB drives. Set it up as RAID 1 and not lose recordings unless the HR34 itself dies.


That's the problem that needs fixing, not just on the 34, but on the rest of the HR lineup. All we need is the ability to have any HR within an account be able to read any HDD with content recorded by HRs within the same account.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

That's the problem that needs fixing, not just on the 34, but on the rest of the HR lineup. All we need is the ability to have any HR within an account be able to read any HDD with content recorded by HRs within the same account.

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Agreed
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

That's the problem that needs fixing, not just on the 34, but on the rest of the HR lineup. All we need is the ability to have any HR within an account be able to read any HDD with content recorded by HRs within the same account.

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Amen.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:36 AM

Agreed


Time to start another thread about this? I've bombed out on a couple threads regarding this, but times have changed and I do believe I'll start another one. Maybe D* will listen this time.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:55 AM

Good idea. Also If you would add a poll to it, it would show DTV how many members want it yesterday.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:02 AM

Good idea. Also If you would add a poll to it, it would show DTV how many members want it yesterday.


I was gonna do a poll, but every time I start one I screw it up.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:09 AM

I vote that you start a poll. :D
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

I'm not using that specific drive but I'm running a 9TB RAID 5 array using the enclosure below. Works great, no problems.


Cool. I am not too familiar with RAID, but I think could set that up. What happens if one of the drives fails? Do you lose everything?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

Argentina ?

Pure technical curiosity: what size of dishes (I know all sats must be on own dish) you have ? 3m ?5m ?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

Cool. I am not too familiar with RAID, but I think could set that up.

http://en.wikipedia....ard_RAID_levels

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

I'm not using that specific drive but I'm running a 9TB RAID 5 array using the enclosure below. Works great, no problems.

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So are you saying you've passed the two hundred hour limit? Or just that it is attached, and appears to be working? Thanks for the info. :)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

I'm not using that specific drive but I'm running a 9TB RAID 5 array using the enclosure below. Works great, no problems.

http://www.amazon.co...ils_o06_s00_i00

This is the drive I'm using:

http://www.amazon.co...rds=seagate 3TB


9 TBs?!?! And people think I'm nuts for wanting 3 TBs lol How many hours you get with bottomless pit? lol

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

So are you saying you've passed the two hundred hour limit? Or just that it is attached, and appears to be working? Thanks for the info. :)


Yes, I have over 200 hours of recordings on it. I know for a fact the partition is 9TB.
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#18 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:35 PM

9 TBs?!?! And people think I'm nuts for wanting 3 TBs lol How many hours you get with bottomless pit? lol


I haven't even bothered to do the math. ;)
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

I don't know about a 9tb system, but I will seriously consider going raid if the single point of failure issue is resolved (and someone tests putting it on a different DVR, which I know will be tried the first night.)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

I don't know about a 9tb system, but I will seriously consider going raid if the single point of failure issue is resolved (and someone tests putting it on a different DVR, which I know will be tried the first night.)


I've got RAID setups on a couple of units now. If they, I'm not holding my breath, make it so that the content is tied to an account and not a dvice then I'll go RAID on all my DVRs.
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