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

  1. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Unless the drive was already on another DVR, with the same series links. The SL will remain, but the shows wont play.
     
  2. Lord Vader

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    Nope, it was a brand new drive straight out of its box.
     
  3. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Someone slid you a repackaged return then.
     
  4. Lord Vader

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    You guys crack me up. That's ridiculous. I bought the thing brand new from Amazon.

    Repackaged return! Puh-leeze! !rolling!rolling!rolling
     
  5. Jason Whiddon

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    I just wonder if you aren't using the internal thinking you are using the external.
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    No, because once I connected it, the capacity increase was dramatic and noticeable.
     
  7. Jason Whiddon

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    Well, The obvious question to me would be where exactly does the hr store these series links other than the drive? It can't be on the internal drive because it is shut down when the external is installed. Flash memory?
     
  8. Lord Vader

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    I don't know; nor am I saying my drive isn't anything special. All I'm saying is that as God is my witness, when I connected my external 2TB drive, I did not at all do anything to the series links I had. It was quite literally a plug and play scenario.
     
  9. P Smith

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    You forgot to tell us what DVR model you used with the brand new drive. Perhaps FW version too.
     
  10. Lord Vader

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    Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive WD20EARS.
     
  11. weattv

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    Strange results after putting FAP in TT docking station: On first connection, for a week, there was little improvement over the FAP housing. After a week using another FAP, the FAP-TT was reconnected -- and this time it's working fine. Details below ...

    Our Seagate 1T FAP (with HR20-100) started freezing, dropping audio, & not responding to remote commands after 3 1/2 years. While waiting for a TT BlacX docking station, we used the internal drive with no problem. Then we switched to our older 750G FAP filled with programs from 4 years ago. The live buffer & most recordings played on the 750 with no problem -- but all recordings from just a certain period of time had moderate audio dropouts.

    Switched back to the 1T FAP after putting it in the TT. Hardly any improvement. The most recent recordings would barely play without video freezing and constant audio dropouts. The problems were never in the same spots. Older recordings were a bit better. Live TV was fine at first, but it and recordings started freezing more, the longer after booting up.

    We went back to the 750, and then back to the 1T last week. Since then the 1T's been perfect!

    We'd like to be able to switch back to the 750 sometimes -- but is rebooting unlikely to get the same good results?

    Rich has some posts suggesting software updates might mess up some drives. The 1T was disconnected -- with just the internal drive on -- when we got the GUI update Dec. 15. Maybe this is why only the recordings from certain time periods worked fine.

    Any experience with this? Thanks for any ideas.

    I didn't do the HD tests because we haven't wanted to disconnect it while it happens to be working.
     
  12. RunnerFL

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    How do you know there was a capacity increase? There's no capacity indicator in the software.
     
  13. jwhitler

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    Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK (Black) 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA Ext. Enclosure w/Int.80mm fan

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    Have been a fan of rosewill and like the idea of the ability to turn the fan off.
    As well as the price, but?
     
  14. nsolot

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    Anyone has positive or negative experience with WD20EVDS? (date of manufacture Oct 2009). Planning to use the Thermaltake BlacX. This drive only has 32 MB of cache vs 64 MB in the current series of WD AV drives.

    I have one that has been laying around unopened. I had a WD15EVDS that went bad after about 6 months which I returned under warranty, however I had already replaced the drive with one I bought.

    TIA
     
  15. P Smith

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    Check the post (I found it using Seach, btw) http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2785150#post2785150
    Whole thread is actually good for reading/searching ...
     
  16. Lord Vader

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    Uh, it's called after recording certain things, the space left on the drive is indicated in percentages.

    :rolleyes:
     
  17. Rich

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    Noise is a factor with the Rosewills. I've never tried one, but from reading posts on the eSATA thread (I do read most of them) I get the impression that they suffer the same noise problems as the MX-1s do. But the Rosewills work.

    Rich
     
  18. Rich

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    Been running a couple EVDS 2TB drives for a couple years, no problems.

    Rich
     
  19. inkahauts

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    Anyone ever try a san disc enclosure? They seem to have a nice 2 drive raid box. And then I also see mono price now has one but not sure if its estate yet.
     
  20. RunnerFL

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    SansDigital?

    I just posted about mine the other day:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=2941133&postcount=1791

    Works great and very affordable. It's the drives that are expensive.
     

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