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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by deepthinker, Sep 2, 2007.
if you replace the internal drive, do you use SATA 150 or does it support SATA 300?
That's interesting and also brings up another question. If I take the external drive and plug it into another HR20. Will I able to watch the contents on that drive on a different receiver or will it get reformatted?
If you connect it to another HR20 the drive will reformat and you will lose all recordings.
So if you ever need to replace your receiver due to failure, the eSata will not carry over on the replacement? Just making sure I understand all the ramifications of adding the eSata. Also, I know you have to start from scratch on setting up all your preferences when adding eSata, but if you have network/internet and media sharing going, will that be lost after adding eSata?
If you need a replacement HR20 when you connect the eSATA drive to it the drive will reformat and you will lose everything.
As far as the media share goes I would guess you would need to reset it up but not sure.
You can just set up a scheduled recording or a series link on the internal drive. When you successfully connect the eSATA, the scheduled recoding or SL won't show.
That's not right. If you move an eSATA drive to another HR20, it will not reformat. You're SLs and scheduled recordings will still be there and record properly.
Any recordings will still be there, you just won't be able to play them - if you try, you'll get a message such as "Searching for authorized content...". You'll have to delete them to free up space.
This has been my experience also.
Sorry. Thanks for the correction. I was just going off of what I have read on here. I do not have a eSATA connected yet.
So I guess the only good thing about this is that you will not lose your series links but your recordings will not work so you still need to delete them.
I have a 750GB coming in tomorrow. I just need to decide if I want to connect it to one of my 2 -700's and lose VOD on one of them or connect to my -100. I'd rather have it on one of the -700's for a variety of reasons. But I'll probably put it on the -100 for awhile until VOD goes national.
I posted them here yesterday......
I like so many others took the Seagate plunge today at CC. I didn't realize I would lose VOD by changing over to the Seagate as my hard drive. Are there any other current options that you would lose switching to the Seagate? I think I'm right that VOD is the only thing still controlled through a backdoor code, but I'm not sure about that. And would you get VOD back again if you went back to the 20's original hard drive?
Yes you should get it back when you go back to the internal.
You will loose your settings too I believe, and SL, Fav's, etc.
At least he won't "tighten" his settings.
No you have to tighten them afterwards!
When you establish new settings for the esata drive can you then go back and forth between the external and internal drive with the settings (SL, Favs, etc.) intact?
The (SL, Favs, Etc) will stay intact for whatever drive you are using at the time.
Obviously if you Loosen something you need to Tighten them afterwards!
Otherwise they might fall off...
As opposed to "lose" them, huh? Methinks my original reply went right over your head.