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Largest hardrive that can be added to HR20?


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#21 OFFLINE   Radio Enginerd

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 11:56 AM

Can you post a link for the drive? Are four drives the biggest option?

So if I had 5 1tb drives. I would be able to use 5 tb of storage for my dvr?


You have (5) 1TB drives sitting around? Wow, that's hardcore. Can we be friends? :)

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#22 OFFLINE   Radio Enginerd

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 11:57 AM

My HR20-700 came with a Seagate DB35 320Gb drive. This is the new "designed for dvr" drive. My 750Gb Barracuda works just fine in it's place though. I will have to find a use for the original.


So does that mean you cracked the case on your HR-20? Shame on you.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:59 PM

Can you unplug the eSATA drive and revert back to the internal drive?? Will then the exisiting recordings and etc. become available again?


Yes, most definitely. I have done this several times with mine.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:10 PM

So does that mean you cracked the case on your HR-20? Shame on you.


Yup. More difficult than the HR10-250 but not bad. Much better mounting system in the HR20 IMO. No more "warranty void if removed" either :lol: Took a little alcohol to remove the residue from the back where the sticker was. I'm gambling since it is a leased unit and Directv usually has their heads up their.......well you know, that they won't catch the sticker if I replace it under warranty. Besides, since I'm an A list customer, I'm sure they will just waive any potential fees:hurah:

Bottom line for me was it is going in a bedroom and I don't want another box housing the drive. Besides, the FreeAgentPro is lit up like a Christmas tree when powered on.

#25 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:43 PM

My HR20-700 came with a Seagate DB35 320Gb drive. This is the new "designed for dvr" drive. My 750Gb Barracuda works just fine in it's place though. I will have to find a use for the original.

Won't you need to hang onto the 320, in case you have to send the HR20 back to D*? /s
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:08 PM

Won't you need to hang onto the 320, in case you have to send the HR20 back to D*? /s


Yes I should. Given that I have 4 other DVR's (2 HD, 2-SD), I'm dying to try their "DVR" drive in another machine. I could always pull the other 320Gb from my other HR20, use one of the two for something else and keep the one in case I have a failure. Knocking on wood....I have not have a single hardware issue on any of my dvr's. Until I made that statement of course :lol:

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:15 PM

any hope that a near future software update will enable hr-20 to see/use both internal and external drives?

#28 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:17 PM

any hope that a near future software update will enable hr-20 to see/use both internal and external drives?


Earl has reported that it is likely a long way off.

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#29 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:56 PM

Yes I should. Given that I have 4 other DVR's (2 HD, 2-SD), I'm dying to try their "DVR" drive in another machine. I could always pull the other 320Gb from my other HR20, use one of the two for something else and keep the one in case I have a failure. Knocking on wood....I have not have a single hardware issue on any of my dvr's. Until I made that statement of course :lol:

That sounds like a plan. Before you do, check if your older machines are IDE and not SATA. If they're D* TIVO-based, they're definitely IDE. /s
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:26 PM

That sounds like a plan. Before you do, check if your older machines are IDE and not SATA. If they're D* TIVO-based, they're definitely IDE. /s


Good point, you are absolutely correct. Guess I'll have to find another use for them. I seem to collect old hard drives but these are so fresh it would be a shame not to put them to use:)




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