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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Jason Whiddon

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    I was looking at the cloning instructions in the long thread about changing a drive out for a bigger one, when you have content. My problem is I only have laptops at home, so no "esata" connections for the bare drives. Unless I could do it with a dock and USB.
     
  2. RunnerFL

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    You can do it with a USB dock, it will just take longer.
     
  3. Jason Whiddon

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    Ok, cool. What I was thinking is, get two 2TB AVGP drives and a RAID 1 enclosure setup. Shut down the HR34 on a Fri night (I dont record anything on Saturdays) so Id have almost 48 hours to do the whole thing. While its shut down, unhook my current dock and drive, hook up the RAID 1 and let it format, then shut everything back down.

    I then have the current dock and drive, as well as the RAID setup, and could begin the transfer process. Meanwhile, I could fire the 34 back up on the internal drive until Sun night. Hopefully I could get everything moved in that time frame.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    Sounds about right. When I did it with my HR34 it only took about 10 hours using a spare computer and SATA connections on the motherboard. Having 48 hours definitely gives you plenty of time, even if you have an issue and need to start over.
     
  5. Jason Whiddon

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    Cool. Now I just need to find a good RAID enclosure :)
     
  6. P Smith

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    I found using not that new PC (Pentium D 2.4 GHz) and Gparted, I can make a copy of whole 2 TB drive in 6 hrs if set in_buffer to 200 MB and out_buffer to 100 MB. Didn't find how to make the copy process asynchronous - that would speed up more ...
     
  7. Jason Whiddon

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    Not bad. My laptop is new and beefy, but Ill be stuck with USB.
     
  8. P Smith

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    Only SATA ! USB is not an option. Too slow! Get SATA PCMCIA card then.
     
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    Just looked at my laptop, missed the fact I actually have ONE esata connection on it, but then two USB 2.0 connections.

    Thanks.
     
  11. P Smith

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    The you are facing whole day waiting for one copy ...
     
  12. Jason Whiddon

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    Like I said, I'll have almost 48 hours allotted to it, so its not a huge deal.

    My drive must have roughly 400 mb's used right now on the drive, so thats what Id have to transfer.
     
  13. P Smith

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    Waiting for your numbers ...
     
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  16. Jason Whiddon

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    The picture was linked from Amazon. Fits fine on my screen .
     
  17. Rich

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    An enclosure, not a dock.

    Rich
     
  18. P Smith

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    I gave you right one - for all viewers.
    Definitely not on notebook's screens ...
     
  19. Rich

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    Huge on my screen too, Pete.

    Rich
     
  20. CCarncross

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    It may fit on some people's screen, but posting images that large is frowned upon on most forums. It is a courtesy to others to make the images a more manageable size. Don't forget there are many that read forums on their smartphones, etc...
     

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