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External Hard Drives That Work

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by HobbyTalk, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. phrelin

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    One could get about 500 movies on 3TB. When (not if) the drive fails, you will likely have set a record for a Dish customer.:eek2:
     
  2. Tulsa1

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    I think you would also find a very long delay each time you wish to access it
    after getting over 2TB content on it. This would be very frustrating if your not
    loaded with patience.
     
  3. thomasjk

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    Just a heads up - Target is having the Elements 2TB HD for $69 on Black Friday. I got the 1TB last year and have had no problems with it.
     
  5. ams234

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    I have a VIP622 and picked up a few 2 TB HD from Target... will they work with the dvr? I thought the max was 1 TB? Is there some way around this? Thanks.
     
  6. GrumpyBear

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    Dish changed over to 2TB's about 9 months ago, as the max size.
     
  7. SaltiDawg

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    My wife uses a 1.5 TB EHD on her 622.....
     
  8. DoyleS

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    I know the thread is about drives that work well but it could also be helpful to list problem drives. I had been using a 750 GB Simpletech drive and it does work but it has an energy saving feature and shuts down after non use. The 622 can't restart it so it needs to be manually restarted which is a pain. I am pulling it and replacing it with a 2 TB drive. I will just reformat the Simpletech for use on a PC.
     
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    thanks thomasjk,

    I assume that has to be done before the drive is reformatted by the 622, is that correct? Since some of these drives come preformatted, and in that preformatting any problem sectors get skipped. When the drive is formatted by the 622, does it now allow those problem sectors to be used for data?
     
  11. thomasjk

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    Yes you have to attach it to a PC first to disable auto sleep. Don't know about preformatting. The 622 OS is Linux based.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2010 #432 of 528
    mick70

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    I was wondering if there was an updated list of EHD that will work with 622 and 722's.
     
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    P Smith

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    P Smith

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    The list is updating by US, so try and report what is OK what is not.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2010 #435 of 528
    P Smith

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    Yes.

    You should use programs like MHDD (bootable) or Victoria (Windoes) to run Scan and Remap to fix issue with bad sectors, check SMART status.
     
  16. Dec 5, 2010 #436 of 528
    harsh

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    The list of drives that don't work would probably be shorter.
     
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    harsh

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    Given that the weight is independent of the capacity, it would appear that this indeed a single spindle device based on the 3TB Caviar Green drive.
     
  18. Dec 5, 2010 #438 of 528
    P Smith

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    I'm not convinced by a couple very serious reasons: - no model ID exist for 3TB drive itself, - no sales of such bare bone drives. It's no tealeaves reading, but manufacturing/sales matter.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2010 #439 of 528
    bnborg

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    Right on! :rolleyes:
     
  20. Dec 6, 2010 #440 of 528
    harsh

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    Look up this model number: WD30EZRSDTL

    It is the top item in the table on this page: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=120

    There are reviews of this drive on the Internet and Newegg claims they have them in stock and you can buy just one for $229.99. So much for your feeble theory about a 3TB mechanism not existing.

    http://www.storagereview.com/western_digital_caviar_green_3tb_review_wd30ezrsdtl
     

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