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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by hanover, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. hanover

    hanover Mentor

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    I have a lot of football games I have recorded to my hddvr hr24/200.
    If I buy an Esata external drive and hook to my hddvr, will I be able to transfer these games to the esata drive, because my hddvr is filling up.
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Nope
     
  4. CCarncross

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    Actually many people do this all the time...you can copy the internal drive(provided you own the dvr so you can open it), and put the entire playlist on an external drive, then connect up the external drive to the same DVR and it works perfectly. What you cant do is take that copied drive and use it on another dvr to play back the recordings from another DVR.
     
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there is that but as far as a simple "transfer" no there isn't a way.
     
  6. CCarncross

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    Maybe its just semantics, but hooking 2 drives up to a pc, typing a few commands to copy one drive to the other can't get much simpler. Of course that pretty much leaves out the Windows/Mac point and click-only crowd.;)
     
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    For those that know what we're doing, no. :D

    Yupper! :D
     
  8. samrs

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    Yawn!

    It's not semantics cuz, just geeks.

    Actually many people do this all the time...



    I hate to say this. I like your posts.

    Sometimes your full of ****.

    Quantify "many" m=x
     
  9. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Another approach to consider. Plug in the eSATA and use it. That disables the internal drive (and you won't see anything on it in your playlist). But, when you want to watch something on the internal drive, unplug the eSATA and reboot. You will now be back on the internal drive and can watch any recording on it. When done, plug the eSATA back in and reboot and you are back on the eSATA.

    While that is not necessarily a particularly convenient process, it is actually the easiest way to continue to access internal recordings after going to an eSATA.
     
  10. samrs

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    Thats a damn good approach.

    I'm not sure why other experts didn't bring it up.
     
  11. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Because it takes so long to reboot.
     
  12. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I tried reading how to do it and it was over my head. :lol:

    I need point and click tutorials. My 500GB drive would love to not be 10% or less remaining.
     
  13. samrs

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    On an HR24 cuz? ;)
     
  14. TomCat

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    I was about to suggest it.

    While I am no expert, I could venture a guess (but they won't like it).
     

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