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Is there a Maximum Hard Drive (HD) Size eSATA for DVR HR44-500

max hd size esata external hd hr44 hr44-500 4tb

Best Answer JBv , 10 June 2013 - 08:21 AM

There isn't a size limit (well it's astronomically large, probably 8ZB or maybe slightly less). People around here are using 12TB RAID arrays. Go to it!

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Edit: Saw you were thinking about a Lacie drive. I might recommend an off the shelf enclosure and something like a WD-AV 3TB drive. They are designed for a DVR environment.

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#1 OFFLINE   KTrentLR

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:38 AM

I just received my HR44-500 DVR this past weekened, and while I understand it has a 1tb internal HD, I want to put a larger HD on it. I did a search in the forums for maximum hard drive size and founds some posts dated back in 2010 that basiclly said that 2TB is the maximum. I already have a  2TB eSATA drive on my HR22-100 and it works great.  Now that I'm purchasing a new external HD for my HR44-500, I want to know if I can spend the extra $100 and attach a 4TB eSATA hard drive to my HR44-500?  Yes I know that is a large capacity drive (and might be overkill), but I in my household people record A LOT of suff and I want to ensure they have space to record it. (The 2TB drive sits at 30%-20% free and that's with me cleaning house every now and again.)  We like to record entire seasons of shows and watch them back to back (and sometimes many seasons worth - we like to know a show isn't going to be cancled before investing our time).

 

Specificlly I am looking at this hard drive (I have used the same brand on other HD receivers and have had great results and customer servcie from this maker).

 

 



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:21 AM   Best Answer

There isn't a size limit (well it's astronomically large, probably 8ZB or maybe slightly less). People around here are using 12TB RAID arrays. Go to it!

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Edit: Saw you were thinking about a Lacie drive. I might recommend an off the shelf enclosure and something like a WD-AV 3TB drive. They are designed for a DVR environment.


Edited by JBv, 10 June 2013 - 08:25 AM.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:59 AM

Thanks for the reply! I'll look into those other drives you recommend.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:54 PM

Also keep in mind that those recordings will be available so long as the DVR is alive, if the DVR ever breaks (and it will) your shows are gone.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:20 PM

Thanks. Thats the case with any DTV DVR. The HD is married to the receiver.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:41 PM

Thanks. Thats the case with any DTV DVR. The HD is married to the receiver.

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