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HR20 not updating ESATA drive free space

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by paule123, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. paule123

    paule123 Legend

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    I've got a 500GB ESATA drive connected to the HR20. I recorded about 20 hours of HD on the drive, but the HR20 is still showing 100% available. Is this a known issue? I just installed this system a couple weeks ago, so I'm pretty sure it's got the latest firmware.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Restart the HR20.
     
  3. paule123

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    I went into the menu and did Setup > Restart the Recorder, and all the ESATA recordings are now gone. Playlist is empty.
     
  4. wmschultz

    wmschultz DBSTalk Club Member DBSTalk Club

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    Sounds like it is using the local disk now.
     
  5. paule123

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    I had stuff on the local disk before I plugged in the ESATA, and it didn't reappear. So who knows what's going on.
     
  6. CCarncross

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    If the eSATA is still connected, sounds like your eSATA drive or the eSATA port went bad. If you unplug your HR20, remove the eSATA drive, fire it back up, your original HD should take over and its recordings should show back up. If that is the case, you need to investigate the eSATA drive...
     
  7. paule123

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    My problems with the ESATA drive seem to have been fixed with the latest release of the 0x168 "Spring 2007 update" software. I can now reboot with/without the ESATA drive, and my programs are correctly displayed in the HR20's list. The % available is correctly updated, and in real time during recording.

    Also note my previously recorded programs on the internal drive and external drive that I thought were lost magically reappeared.
     
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