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Hopper hard drive % wrong ??


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#1 OFFLINE   Anibis256

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

I just upgraded to a hopper with with one joey this week. So far I like it but I noticed the hard drive % is wrong I think. I have three 1 hour hd shows recorded and it says hard drive is 13% full. I have nothing in the prime time folder and I have 3 two hour shows in the deleted show folder. This can't be right can it? My hopper is running the latest software. Any info is appreciated. I can see in the settings under external hard drive the hopper has 1089 gigs out of 1280 gigs free.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

I would try a factory default reset. That fixed this issue for me when I saw it on my 922.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:15 PM

I have already reset it.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

Mine is 23% with 176 recordngs just for comparison.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:21 AM

Without checking the HDD by Linux PC, you'll never know real situation with files; I did post my attemt of 813 HDD quota deciphering off the drive, there you can see some hidden areas, like FVOD what could take a lot of free space.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:09 AM

I have already reset it.


Did you do a factory reset in the menus or just a power reset?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

Did you do a factory reset in the menus or just a power reset?

It wouldn't be necessary do factory reset:
- SW is not calculate %% basing on factory vs current settings
- DVR is checking and fixing file system issues (ext2fsck) each night
- you DON'T know what FVOD chunk of his drive space is taken.

Edited by P Smith, 27 December 2012 - 07:15 PM.


#8 OFFLINE   Anibis256

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

It now says 13% used with one recording. I have about ten hours hd in the deleted shows folder. According to my math it will only hold 100 hours hd

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

I would tell you if the %% is correct, but you'll need to send the HDD to me :).

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

I don't really care that much. My old dish dvr never held but like 30 hours hd and I never used it all. I just thought it was supposed to hold like 250 hours hd but 11 hours hd takes up 13%. It's on 1063 gigs free from 1231 gigs total. I see that under external hard drive. Seems like the hard drive percentage seems to be affected by prime time anytime.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

I don't really care that much. My old dish dvr never held but like 30 hours hd and I never used it all. I just thought it was supposed to hold like 250 hours hd but 11 hours hd takes up 13%. It's on 1063 gigs free from 1231 gigs total. I see that under external hard drive. Seems like the hard drive percentage seems to be affected by prime time anytime.

Yes. PTAT uses "your" hard drive space for the channels and evenings you select.

BTW: Mine is "37% full with 146 Recordings" ... 794 GB free.

#12 OFFLINE   Anibis256

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:02 PM

When I delete something from prime time anytime y does it not add it back to the disk total immediately ?? Does it take a few days for it to calculate it back ??

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

when you delete it it's not deleted. PTAT recordings don't clear for 8 days.

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#14 OFFLINE   Anibis256

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

Ok thanx for the info guys.i guess when 8 days pass the prime time shows will be erased and the total added back to the receiver.

Edited by Anibis256, 27 December 2012 - 10:22 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

when you delete it it's not deleted. PTAT recordings don't clear for 8 days.


There's your answer. PTAT occupies ~231GB (~19%) at most on the hard drive. PTAT recordings are not immediately removed even when deleted.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:25 PM

Thanks I thought when I deleted them it would erase them and add them back but it dosent till after 8 days now I know. Other that this I like my new hopper.




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