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How to check if HR24 is using external Hard drive

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by raoden, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. raoden

    raoden New Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    How do I check if HR24 is using external Hard drive? I powered my External drive then I rebooted the HR24 receiver. I certainly remember seeing a screen saying formatting the external drive.

    Is there anyway to check what is the real amount of space remaining in bytes? The reason I am asking is I recorded about 5 minutes of some SD program and my receiver is already showing down to 98% space. I connected a 2TB HDD. So not sure if it is really using the external hard drive.

  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Unplug it and reboot. If the show is still there, you arent using the external.
  3. raoden

    raoden New Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Thanks that seems like simple enough solution will try that.
  4. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Once you know you are on the internal drive, record something. If you ever look at your PlayList and have just that one show you know that you are on your internal drive and not the external.

    - Merg

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