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External Raid Hard Drive for HR44?


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#21 OFFLINE   YosefDBS

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:59 PM

ThankYouThankYouThankYou -- BowBowBow -- Genuflect spelled correctly.

 

Let's go to the well again...

 

I picked up a Sans Digital MR2UT (http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1),

 

loaded it with two 2TB WD WD2003FYYS (http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1),

 

set it to position 5 (RAID 1 <=2TB) & reset it per instructions to make sure RAID is established.

 

Enclosure is on, first (green) "Power" led is on, connect to THR-22 Tivo DirecTV DVR's eSATA connection, power on THR-22, second (yellow) "Link" led comes on and

 

the THR-22 cycles through "a few more seconds" (blue screen), "a few more minutes" (cute Tivo screen), a green "Error" screen, a purple "need to format HDD" screen, for days.

 

During all this, the HDD leds on the enclosure stay blue indicating no HDD access.

 

At one point, I took the 1TB External Hard Drive I'd used for years with a DTV HD DVR and plugged it into the Tivo and the same thing happened.  I've tried a bunch of different HDD's in various single drive enclosures all with the same outcome.

 

Sure that there's something wrong with the THR-22 itself, I had DTV send me another THR-22 - it's doing the same thing.

 

Please oh please master of DTV DVR Ext HDDs, solve this as easily as you did the Genie.

 

P.S.  On the Genie's external enclosure, I didn't partition the array.  When Windows "Manage" "Disk Management" came up it said that in order to proceed I had to choose MBR or GPT.  Being the array is 9TB I chose GPT but stopped there - I didn't create a partition on the array.  As near as I can tell, it's working fine now.  :)
 


Edited by YosefDBS, 09 July 2014 - 05:02 PM.


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#22 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:30 PM

I picked up a Sans Digital MR2UT (http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1),

 

loaded it with two 2TB WD WD2003FYYS (http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1),

 

set it to position 5 (RAID 1 <=2TB) & reset it per instructions to make sure RAID is established.


 

try to make simple MBR partitin first, format as NTFS (if you  on Windows)  see if your PC could write/read to it


Edited by P Smith, 09 July 2014 - 05:31 PM.


#23 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:32 PM

try to make simple MBR partitin first, format as NTFS (if you  on Windows)  see if your PC could write/read to it

 

He said he set it to position 5, RAID 1.



#24 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:56 PM

He said he set it to position 5, RAID 1.

well, you missed the point of post-RAID settings,

the drive would be better have a partition and better to do a verification how it's working with PC before connect it to DVR






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