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External Hard Drive for Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sliderbob, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Yup, I haven't used an external device with a fan in it in years.

    Rich
     
  2. Special Ed

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    Fantom GreenDrive 3TB eSATA
    Would one of these work?
     
  3. P Smith

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    It should, but you must try and report here, positive or negative personal experience ... don't forget to post your DVR full model name, like HR34-700
     
  4. Special Ed

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    I have a Genie HR44-500
     
  5. sbl

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    HR44-500, WD20EURS (2TB), Vantec Nextar 3 enclosure. Working fine so far.
     
  6. whorne

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    Thanks for the info. If you do not mind me asking, where did you get this setup?
     
  7. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I have the exact same setup on my HR24-200 (where it also works great) and got it all at Micro Center. Micro Center no longer sells the WD20EURS but I just recently received an ad from Amazon listing it. One thing I did learn about the enclosure is that if you completely power down the DVR for any length of time it will spin down the drive. Then when you restart the DVR it will not spin up the drive quick enough and the DVR will boot on the internal drive. The solution is to power cycle the enclosure, wait 15 - 20 seconds and then power the DVR
     
  8. whorne

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  9. Special Ed

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    I ordered a Fantom GreenDrive 3TB eSATA, coming tomorrow. I'll let you know how it works out.

    I had two HR24s?? two tuner DVRs at one location. One died and replaced yesterday with a Genie plus added a mini Genie on a TV we only used for DVDs and replaced an out of date SAT receiver on another set with a mini Genie.

    So now with the Genie's five tuners (and 3TB) I don't need the second two tuner DVR and will be getting rid of that but there are a lot of shows on that we need to watch down as that was our main DVR and the other was for mostly kids shows and a few series pass conflicts.

    I wish I could just transfer all my recordings from the old DVR to the Genie and be done with it.

    Now I have three TVs with DVR capability instead of one and the monthly price will eventually be about the same.
     
  10. longrider

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