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eSATA - DIRECTV recommended list

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

  1. utlimate_ed

    utlimate_ed Cool Member

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    Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've gone looking for that info - and, as I think about it now, it would have been after installing a bigger hard drive in my DSR7000 "DirecTivo" that I used before switching over to the HR's about five years ago. I probably knew at the time that I was giving that up and forgot since then.

    Semi-related - I know the HR's show a % free down in the bottom corner when looking at the LIST. While playing around, I realized there's a little upside triangle next to the value. Typically, that indicates some kind of drop down list or menu available. Yet, I haven't found a way to reach it by navigating with the remote. Is that triangle some kind of menu, or is it trying to tell me something else?
     
  2. CCarncross

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    Are you under 10-12% space left available? If so it may be telling you that there is content that is marked as keep until disk is full and will deleted soon based on your todo list.
     
  3. P Smith

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    I can't support this, my docks connected to PC and DVRs (one is has both interfaces USB and SATA connected, using one at time) and I know how it works alone and together; internal controller of the dock will query the drive at power on stage (red LED will blinks for one second), then it will cease sending own cmds to it.
    Perhaps your dock is faulty, but you did try to present it as normal behavior.
     
  4. Rich

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    Not true, Pete. I thought as you did until I found one of my TTs blinking blue and pink merrily and the HR was on the internal drive. Since the first time it happened, I've seen it a couple other times. I always record something on the internal drive that would not be recorded by anybody in my family. As soon as I see that recording, I know the HR is not recognizing the external HDD. This usually happens after an NR, but I've had it happen when doing the reboots after an NR too.

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  5. Rich

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    They used to have (the TiVos) that info on their system info. Would be nice if D* added that feature.

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  6. Rich

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    He's right, Pete. There was a time I would have argued the point too, but he's right.

    Rich
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    The upside down triangle means there are more recordings in your playlist so you can scroll down and see more.
     
  8. RunnerFL

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    I have 2 docks and they both do it and neither are faulty. It is "normal" behavior at times, you cannot rely on the red LED to tell you anything.

    See the attached video for the proof I'm sure you're going to demand. No drive in the dock even and red blinking away.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    Thank you, Sir!
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Rich,

    Your observation just telling me the DVR's OS driver/SW periodically sending some commands to SATA_2 channel, while mostly using SATA_1 (both channels directly supporting by CPU and OS).

    Adding to that, more precise description would help too: like what is different in activity when TT dock is using as main drive for DVR and when is not ? Frequency of red blinking (purple is just a result of convergent of both LEDs) should be distinguished.
    Sorry, without asking the details I'm not convinced at all.
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    You were given details, and a video!
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    duh ?
     
  13. utlimate_ed

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    Man, I hadn't intended to create such a hotbed of controversy with this one :)
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    don't feel guilty, there is nothing, we are just do sparring :)
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    There's only controversy because one person loves to stir it up and as you can see even when he's proven wrong he won't accept it.
     
  16. Rich

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    Once again, the red (or pinkish) light does come on when the internal drive is the only drive recognized. I have no idea why. I don't remember my older TT docks doing this, might be a change made by Thermaltake for some reason.

    Ask yourself Pete, why would I tell you this if it wasn't true? RunnerFL showed you what he meant. What else do you need?

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  17. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    if you mean words in post 2571, then I've seen nothing to proof his wording

    could you please describe TT red LED activity when both drives connected to DVR ?
     
  18. Rich

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    Read post 2568 and watch the movie.

    Rich
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    Open your eyes and check post 2568.
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I did, but it's totally different case ! why we should use it here ? without a drive, duh !
     

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