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External Hard Drive for Genie


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#61 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:14 AM

I have 2 externals without fans, never had a problem in the years I've been using them.  Enclosures without fans are fine.

 

And using an adapter to go from USB 3.0 to eSATA is not a good idea due to the speed differences.

 

Yup, I haven't used an external device with a fan in it in years.  

 

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#62 OFFLINE   Special Ed

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:51 PM

Fantom GreenDrive 3TB eSATA

Would one of these work?



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

It should, but you must try and report here, positive or negative personal experience ... don't forget to post your DVR full model name, like HR34-700



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:47 AM

It should, but you must try and report here, positive or negative personal experience ... don't forget to post your DVR full model name, like HR34-700

 

I have a Genie HR44-500



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:40 AM

HR44-500, WD20EURS (2TB), Vantec Nextar 3 enclosure. Working fine so far.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:10 PM

HR44-500, WD20EURS (2TB), Vantec Nextar 3 enclosure. Working fine so far.

Thanks for the info. If you do not mind me asking, where did you get this setup?



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for the info. If you do not mind me asking, where did you get this setup?

I have the exact same setup on my HR24-200 (where it also works great) and got it all at Micro Center.  Micro Center no longer sells the WD20EURS but I just recently received an ad from Amazon listing it. One thing I did learn about the enclosure is that if you completely power down the DVR for any length of time it will spin down the drive.  Then when you restart the DVR it will not spin up the drive quick enough and the DVR will boot on the internal drive.  The solution is to power cycle the enclosure, wait 15 - 20 seconds and then power the DVR


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:00 PM

I have a Micro Center close by. I will have to stop by and take a look.

I did notice this at the local Best Buy. http://www.bestbuy.c...65#tab=overview

 

Do you think it will work?



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:10 PM

I ordered a Fantom GreenDrive 3TB eSATA, coming tomorrow.  I'll let you know how it works out. 

 

I had two HR24s?? two tuner DVRs at one location.  One died and replaced yesterday with a Genie plus added a mini Genie on a TV we only used for DVDs and replaced an out of date SAT receiver on another set with a mini Genie.

 

So now with the Genie's five tuners (and 3TB) I don't need the second two tuner DVR and will be getting rid of that but there are a lot of shows on that we need to watch down as that was our main DVR and the other was for mostly kids shows and a few series pass conflicts.

 

I wish I could just transfer all my recordings from the old DVR to the Genie and be done with it.  

 

Now I have three TVs with DVR capability instead of one and the monthly price will eventually be about the same.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:31 PM

It should work, what is nice about the EURS series is that they were specifically designed for DVR service. Here is a linkhttp://www.amazon.co...ywords=wd20eurs


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