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direct tv approved dvr external hd not recognized by hr24-200 :(

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Andrepartthree, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. skip22

    skip22 New Member

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    Yes that is correct it has both SATA and USB 2. I still never got it to work. I have now returned both the dock and drive. Thanks I will have to do more researching.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. skip22

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    Upgrade is not an option at this time, I did unplug reboot etc many times. I did how ever return the dock and the drive at this point.

    Thanks
     
  3. Andrepartthree

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    By upgrade is not an option you mean replacing the DVR? Well if you change your mind on that I'd say go for it :) .. I know I know, huge hassle but .. totally worth it, I used to suffer through the HR-22 same as you for years - then I got my HR24 and I was SO happy :)

    I had good luck with this

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UA3I72/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    "AnkerĀ® USB 3.0 & eSATA to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD [4TB Support] model number AK-68UPSHDDS-BU"

    combined with this

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LOOJ8QM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

    " Seagate SkyHawk 2TB Surveillance Hard Drive - SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Drive (ST2000VX008) "

    With my HR-24 model, maybe it will cooperate with your HR22 model - if not then probably time to go through the hassle of replacing the HR22 :(

    I know you probably already know this :p , but with amazon make sure you select "fulfilled by amazon" or sold directly by amazon LLC for their no-hassles return policy (just say the item is defective.. which it technically is if they don't work.. and they'll email you a prepaid us post office shipping label so you can mail it back to them free of charge and give you a full refund :) )
     
  4. Rich

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    Again I'd suggest using that Anker dock suggested in post# 83 of this thread. I would not use a Seagate HDD, I'd use a WD Blue drive...I just have a slight bias about Seagate drives.

    That 22-100 might be the problem, I've had problems getting the docks and HRs to connect to each other but they always connected eventually. It might be the 22, how will you ever know if you don't replace it?

    Rich
     
  5. Rich

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    When the room is very quiet do you hear that Seagate HDD at all? I had problems with Seagate Barracuda drives, ended up throwing a few away. They made a lot of noise in the docks and in the HRs. Enough noise to make me give up on them.

    Rich
     
  6. Andrepartthree

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    Like I said before Rich knows a zillion times more about this stuff than I do :) ... so if he says WD blue drive I would definitely go with that :) ... I went with the seagate only because it is the "cousin" to the hard drives (seagate pipeline) originally installed in DVR's apparently but - when Rich says he has a slight bias against Seagates I'm guessing he means he's found seagates to be unreliable in the past ;) (sure hope my seagate doesn't fail on me :( ... time will tell :p ) ..
     
  7. Rich

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    IIRC, it had nothing to do with reliability, just noise. The Barracudas were very noisy.

    Rich
     
  8. Andrepartthree

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    Oops, my bad ! :(
     
  9. Andrepartthree

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    I got curious and did a search on the forum - check out this thread which I believe references the same model number dock :)

    eSATA - DIRECTV recommended list

    (page 40 of the thread)

    Chuck W's posts (granted this is back in year 2010 :p ) mentioned that his HR20 (not sure if anyone even still has these suckers anymore :p ) worked with the ST0014U .... so maybe it will work with the more "modern" DVR's (HR24 for example)?

    I think Skip22 has signed off on this particular model completely (no offense Skip! and my apologies if I'm assuming things I shouldn't) but I post this primarily in case anyone else is interested in the ST0014U and wants to give it a shot :)
     
  10. Rich

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    If it worked with any HR it will work with all of them. Why his didn't work...beyond me.

    Rich
     

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