DirecTV Genie HR54 External Drive

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

  1. DIRECTV_Tech

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    I know but it doesn't gives you options to keep the clone, there is updated software with easier to use GUI (graphic user interface).

    And to make the trolls happy.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Nobody holding your hands to share your _knowledge_; go ahead - add to existing thread(s) new tidbits as many members did before your escapade or open your own glory thread, duh !
    [were you have been when I did initial research of copy/expand storage space for the DVR's, starting from HR20 ?]

    FYI: metadata what allow you make a selection of particular shows/events does not _encrypted_ - go ahead, write a program like "DVR+ Lister" what pachinko wrote for OTA DVR+ !
     
  3. RunnerFL

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    Absolutely zero benefits. There's also the fact that SSD drives have finite read/writes.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    The process is not "incomplete" and has worked for years. The HDD is not encrypted, the recordings are.
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    What process are you reading that is doing a copy/paste? There's no copy/paste involved, or even a GUI.
     
  6. RunnerFL

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    You don't need to "keep the clone", you'll still have the original. It's not like you're backing up data to store offsite. You're simply coping the drive to a bigger drive. And again, if you "clone" you're not using the full space of the new bigger drive.
     
  7. JKPhoto

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    So lets say I end up using a 2TB HD in an external enclosure. If I now decide I want to put in a 4TB drive, is it as simple as connecting the drive to a computer and copying everything over to the larger HD and then installing the larger HD in the previous enclosure?
     
  8. RunnerFL

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    Yes, and no. It's not just "hook up the drives and copy" but with just a few steps you can transfer the contents of your 2TB drive to your new 4TB drive and be using all 4TB. If you just "cloned", as has been suggested on here, you'd only get 2TB out of your 4TB drive.

    You can read up on it here:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/158213-removing-replacing-copying-hard-drive-of-hr2-receiver-photo-tutorial/page-1?hl=+xfsdump
     
  9. Bill Broderick

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    JKPhoto, Have your drive/enclosure combos on a computer as a hard drive to see if you experience the same problems as you are experiencing connected to your Genie? I see that you've swapped out enclosures, but nothing about the hard drive. I'm wondering if there is something with the drive and you're so focused on the enclosures as being the likely point of failure that you may not have tested other possibilities.
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    When it comes to the HR54 the enclosures are the issue. It's a very picky animal.
     
  11. Bill Broderick

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    Yes. But in his initial post, he wrote that he had the same issue with his HR44.
     
  12. JKPhoto

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    I have connected them to my MAC and there is no problem seeing them, formatting them, or copying to them.

    When I put them back on the HR54, I experience the problems I have listed .... slow/lethargic/freezeups. I tried one of the enclosures (#1 from my OP) on the HR44 and all three of them on the HR54.
     
  13. johnnytex

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    Dd you have luck getting this enclosure to work?

    I did not on my HR54-700. All worked great on my HR44.
     
  14. JKPhoto

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    Hello Tex ...
    I am on a business trip and will get back on Tuesday .... the unit was ordered and just arrived at the house today.
    BTW .... I have an HR54-500
    Joe
     
  15. JKPhoto

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    I am back from the business trip and ran home lunchtime to try the enclosure that was waiting for me ...

    I hooked it up and immediately the HR54 acted normal ... the guide came instantly up .... the Playlist came instantly up .... no "settling time" as some have suggested. All looks completely normal after 10-15 minutes before I headed back to work.

    To summarize ... this was the HR54 and the Sans Digital 2-Bay enclosure in RAID 1 ...
    this is the enclosure worked for me ... http://www.amazon.co...d=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Thanks for the help!!
     
  16. RunnerFL

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    You're welcome, glad it worked out for you.
     
  17. JKPhoto

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    Just an update ... have now had the unit working a couple of days and ZERO problems ... it might be possible that the response to "page down" commands etc are even faster than the internal drive - but that is just an impression and not a statement of fact.

    I tried recording five programs at once and no problems. Thanks again RunnerFL!!
     
  18. RunnerFL

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    You're welcome.
     
  19. John Silver

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    My HR44/500 hard drive crashed last night after I deleted a show. Error 23-156. It contained almost two years worth of series and my wife isn't letting me hear the end of it. I have an HR54 coming today. Will this RAID record to both drives simultaneously? And if one fails, will the other work independently, allowing me to watch my shows? After I replace the failed drive, will it copy the existing good drive's contents to the new drive (catching back up)? Also, what hard drives did you use? Thank you!
     
  20. RunnerFL

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    If you set it up as RAID1, yes. One drive can die and you won't lose a thing and when you replace that drive the RAID array will rebuild. I use Segate Constellation drives.
     

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