DirecTV Genie HR54 External Drive

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JKPhoto, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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  2. RunnerFL

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    Was that an HR54 they had the same enclosure working on? I've found the HR54 to be a completely different animal when it comes to eSATA.

    As far as opening the HR54 there are 5 clips that you have to disengage on the bottom. When you're looking at the bottom it's pretty obvious where 4 of them are and after you get those disengaged the 5th is pretty easy to find. Standard disclaimer though... If it is leased, not owned, you shouldn't be opening it.
     
  3. RunnerFL

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    Not true at all... You really should read some of the posts on transferring recordings to a new hard drive. In fact you HAVE to plug it into a computer and a sector by sector copy means you won't get the full size of the new drive.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    But that's the point, you don't want to clone it if you're getting a bigger drive! He clearly stated he wanted to get a 1 or 2TB drive. If he clones his 500G drive to a 1 or 2TB drive he still only winds up with 500G of usable space.

    You'd be best to take everyone's advice and do some reading of your own around here.
     
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Admitting you don't know everything is one thing, giving out bad information is something completely different.
     
  6. DIRECTV_Tech

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    I believe I did say that it would be best to exact HDD as the receiver, I never said he has to have the exact drive. When I said kinda I was indicating that he wouldn't be able to transfer movie by movie. Feel like you all are misinterpreting on purpose just to talk.

    Also there are other programs beside gparted that work better, have more functionality, and easy to use GUI.

    Hope you all are having fun...lol
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    you are have really thick skin :(
    don't want to learn, don't want to read, don't want to understand the subject and TS original question (use BIGGER drive!)

    for your last misunderstanding: GPartEd is not copy the content ! It's XFSdump/restore pair ! Also, there is way to use XFS utility to do selective copy. But it wouldn't be taken by you, I'm sure :(
     
  8. RunnerFL

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    Yes, you did say that. You said "yeah its best you get the exact same HDD". I'll, again, point out that he stated he wanted to use a BIGGER drive so your advice of using the "exact same HDD" doesn't apply to his purpose.
     
  9. JKPhoto

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    I have tried to find the post, but, yes it was the HR54 and I wrote down the drive when I read it as I had already tried the two RAID enclosures and could not get them to work. So when I read the post about the HR54 and the Rosewill enclosure, I ordered one immediately. I used the 2TB drive in it which has to be better than the 1tb that comes in the HR54 (it is HITACHI Enterprise 7200RPM).

    Was the enclosure you got to work the SANS DIGITAL?

    I tried having a discussion with DTV tech support. They did not pooh-pooh the external HD but they really could not suggest how to get one to work.
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    Yes, I got one of my 2 drive Sans Digital enclosures to work in a RAID1 configuration with 2 3TB drives for testing.
     
  11. JKPhoto

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    When it was not working ... did you experience the same slow/lethargic/freezing issues?

    What was it that solved the problem(s) and allowed it to work?

    I notice though that you also mentioned that you are not using this any longer and have now installed a larger 6TB drive internally. Do you mind me asking why?
     
  12. RunnerFL

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    No, if any of the enclosures I tried didn't work the drives weren't seen at all. Just going with that enclosure is what made it work for me. No other enclosure or RAID config that I tried would work.

    I went to internal to save some electricity. Where I live the power company has gone to outrageous rates, 40+% higher than the power company "next door", so I've been doing everything I can to lower my power consumption. The external enclosures were a power draw I could live without.
     
  13. JKPhoto

    JKPhoto New Member

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    East...
    Thanks for the fast response. So to confirm .... is this the enclosure that worked for you with the HR54?

    http://www.amazon.com/Sans-Digital-MR2UT-MobileRAID-Enclosure/dp/B007QQ458E?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_4&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Do you think this one would work as well? (I was thinking of using it in RAID 10 to pick up speed and have backup) I know it says RAID 5 in the description but it does 0/1/5/10/CLONE)
    http://www.amazon.com/DIGITAL-TR4UTBPN-eSATA-Hardware-Enclosure/dp/B005JOZC0A?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_3&smid=A346RFEUAYAD0Q
     
  14. RunnerFL

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    RAID10 definitely will not work. I also tried RAID5 and that will not work. I was only about to get RAID1 to work, 0 wouldn't even work, with the sans digital you provided a link to.
     
  15. JKPhoto

    JKPhoto New Member

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    Thanks Runner. I have ordered the 2-Bay Sans Digital. Will advise if it acts the same way for my HR54.

    Be well.
     
  16. DIRECTV_Tech

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    Anyone have experience using a SSD? if so, is there any performance benefits
     
  17. DIRECTV_Tech

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    You can make clones with gparted. You dont even know what your doing your just coping & pasting into the console.

    xfs utility has the option to do selective copy...but in this case you cant because the HDD is encrypted.

    i did look at the process and its kinda incomplete, you should always do a integrity check.
     
  18. DIRECTV_Tech

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    You can also do it without hooking up both HDD. You can just hook up the receiver HDD, make the clone. Switch out the receiver drive with the new one and load the clone. (not with your process since your just coping & pasting)

    a plus to this that you will have a clone that you can save for later use if your HDD crashes you can load that clone up to a new drive and still have everything from when you made the clone.

    Maybe i should just do my own write up....
     
  19. litzdog911

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    SSD drive would offer no benefits in a DVR application. And too expensive.
     
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