eSATA - DIRECTV recommended list

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

  1. Dec 4, 2016 #3401 of 3597
    SubSolar

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    Actually I just winged it and deleted all the partitions from a PC and then created a new ntfs one. It seems to work with the HR54. One thing though is that I can't access channel 104 4k channel anymore, it says to call. I'm guessing they somehow have to reauthorize cause it looks different with a different hard drive?
     
  2. Dec 5, 2016 #3402 of 3597
    P Smith

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    no format required
    just remove partitions
    make it under Windows Disk Manager totally free
     
  3. Dec 5, 2016 #3403 of 3597
    P Smith

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    nay, it shouldn't matter
    just call or use online "resend authorization" button
     
  4. Dec 5, 2016 #3404 of 3597
    inkahauts

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    Nah just delete them and start using it. You are good.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2016 #3405 of 3597
    P Smith

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    he did already - read post 3401
     
  6. Dec 5, 2016 #3406 of 3597
    RunnerFL

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    It's already formatted to work with the HR54, why reformat? Just delete the shows you can't play from the HR34 and move on.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2016 #3407 of 3597
    Rich

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    It shouldn't do a reformat. What you're seeing is normal. Just select all the content you're seeing and delete it. Once you do that, you'll have a blank HDD. No way you're gonna be able to ever see that content, you'd have to watch it on the 34. The "marriage" between the external HDD and the 34 is responsible for this, you cannot break that "marriage".

    Rich
     
  8. Dec 5, 2016 #3408 of 3597
    P Smith

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    He did already !
     
  9. Dec 5, 2016 #3409 of 3597
    SubSolar

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    Hmm, I still can't get the 4k Channel 104 with the external hard drive connected. It says "The program you selected could not be authorized for this location. Try again later or call Customer Care at 800-531-5000.

    I did both the online reauthorization send page (DIRECTV - #1 Satellite TV - 855-254-3473) and also called them and no luck. The tech support claims it has to be the C61-K and wants to send someone to replace it, but I told him it's not the equipment cause it works every time if I bootup the HR54 without the external hard drive. What to try next? I don't want to get stuck with 500 gigs when I have a 6TB eSata to use.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2016 #3410 of 3597
    P Smith

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    you have new unique case - please open own thread, we are posting off-topic :(
     
  11. Dec 5, 2016 #3411 of 3597
    RunnerFL

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    Relax dude, we were replying to his initial post and didn't get to his secondary response yet.
     
  12. Dec 5, 2016 #3412 of 3597
    Rich

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    I would not be surprised if this turns out to be a corrupted HDD. Seems like quite a bit of tinkering has been done on that HDD. Concerns me. Not that I can see why the external drive doesn't work and the internal drive does. That's puzzling.

    Rich
     
  13. Dec 6, 2016 #3413 of 3597
    P Smith

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    don't sleep behind steering wheel !
     
  14. Dec 6, 2016 #3414 of 3597
    RunnerFL

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    Stay on topic... This thread isn't about driving a car...
     
  15. Dec 6, 2016 #3415 of 3597
    P Smith

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    sure, it's not about your mentoring skills too
     
  16. yobear

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    Is there a list of confirmed working external drives that work with the HR54 on this site? I'm talking about the type that comes with the enclosure and hard drive all as one unit. Ive tried the external Fantom 4TB Hard Drive which I found to be recommended for the HR44 but it just refused to work. My forum search skills must not be up to par because I can't seem to find anything. I would really appreciate help with this.
     
  17. P Smith

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    the list cannot be created
    - old HDD models fading out
    - new models HDD coming each year
    same with eSATA enclosures for the HHD

    so, it's only one way for you - search and read posts, better made last months
     
  18. Rich

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    You're better off building your own external device. It's pretty simple. Just about any WD HDD will work, I use the Blue drives. I'd also suggest a Thermaltake Dock instead of an enclosure. Not many TT docks on Amazon today. Can't help but wonder if they are being phased out?

    Rich
     
  19. doctor j

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    Rich,
    I think the TT single drive USB/eSATA dock has been discontinued.
    Recently bought a spare on e-bay just in case!

    Was hoping they would replace with a USB 3.0/ eSATA but seems so far just USB3.0 is their new box.

    I agree the thermaltake dock has been the best external unit for any of my receivers, HR20 thru HR54

    Doctor j
     
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  20. Laxguy

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    I have TT USB and eSATA dock that's currently unused. I am wondering if it could pair up with the H44. I recall that it won't, and I can't test as it's deactivated. Anyone know?
     

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