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

  1. Rich

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    He'll have to reenter his Series Links if he does that. I never reformat an HDD when I move it to another HR.

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    Oh cool, I didn't realize they would carry over. Thanks for mentioning this!
     
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    Bruce M.

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    Just a quick note to say that the Thermaltake enclosure worked like a charm. The installation of the old HDD into the Thermaltake was truly brainless, and the receiver sensed the external drive right away. It did take a little time for the actual recordings to show up on the receiver's menu. At first, the menu was just a black screen, indicating the percentage of room left on the drive, but no recordings. But after a couple of beats the recordings showed up, and play fine.

    After this experience, I'm not sure why I shouldn't always use this particular combination--Thermaltake enclosure with a Seagate 2TB drive. It is true that the cosmetics of the enclosure aren't super, since you see a good part of the drive, which could hurt Wife Acceptance Factor a bit. I just improvised something and it's fine.

    Thanks again for the help, Rich and others. I feel strangely empowered by the experience. Rather than buy a new combo drive and enclosure from somebody at $200+, and lose the hundreds of hours of stuff on the old drive, with the gracious help of this board I spent $36 on a Thermaltake and a few minutes extracting the drive from the Antec and hooking the new rig up, and we are back in business, with all previous recordings intact!
     
  5. Sep 2, 2012 #2285 of 3515
    RunnerFL

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    I've been using a TT dock with a 2TB Seagate on one of my DVRs for over a year now and no problems.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2012 #2286 of 3515
    Rich

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    Glad we could help. First time I used a TT dock, I was stunned by how easy it was to set up.

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    Rich

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    No chattering from the Seagate?

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    RunnerFL

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    Nope, at least not when I've been here to hear it.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2012 #2289 of 3515
    sticketfan

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    Will the wd 1 tb my dvr expander work with a hr24-500? I had the previous wd my dvr model hooked to it and it died after 2 yrs...
     
  10. Sep 4, 2012 #2290 of 3515
    P Smith

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    Any drive could die ANY time.

    You never know, and no one know how long the particular drive will lasts.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2012 #2291 of 3515
    Volman

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    Is it under warranty? WD is good about replacements.

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  12. Sep 4, 2012 #2292 of 3515
    Rich

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    You'd hear it. My Seagate 1.5TBs all chattered constantly. They must have fixed them. Good to know.

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  13. Sep 4, 2012 #2293 of 3515
    Rich

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    Probably, kinda hard to tell about which external devices will work with the 500s. I had a terrible time getting my one leased 500 to recognize an external device. Perhaps they've fixed that issue.

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    Rich

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    True Fred, but they only have a two year warranty and unless you have the receipt they go by the build date that they determine from the serial number. I just got an EARX in exchange for an EARS that I could not get any HR to recognize. It was a very simple process.

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  15. Sep 4, 2012 #2295 of 3515
    RunnerFL

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    I have tons of Seagates around here either in my DVRs or my home media servers. I've never heard any of them chatter unless they were dying.
     
  16. Sep 4, 2012 #2296 of 3515
    Rich

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    Yup, same as electrical motors. We had motors that were installed in 1936 that still worked and others that would last a week after installation. Kinda like it is with people, you just never know...

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  17. Sep 4, 2012 #2297 of 3515
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    Every one I put in a 20-700 chattered after one NR came down and they never stopped. That's why I switched to WDs. I sent a few of them to P Smith, still worked well, I think. Just had no use for 1.5 drives anymore once the price of the 2TB models dropped. Before that particular NR downloaded, I didn't hear anything from them. I still think it was caused by the 20-700s and that download.

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  18. Sep 4, 2012 #2298 of 3515
    P Smith

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    Only one survived, I keep it on a shelf to future research of creating good method of copy particular shows, not whole partition ...
     
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    Huh. Thought some of them would have been good. Maybe all that chattering was a call for help... :lol:

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  20. Sep 4, 2012 #2300 of 3515
    P Smith

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    These deceased are got full table of bad sectors and pending relocation been stalled, adding to that many more bad sectors. Perhaps that chatting was defined by constant multiple attempts do re-assigning.
     

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