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I'm connecting my esata drive to my parents HR24.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ejjames, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. ejjames

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    They have a few things on their internal drive they may want to dump to a DVD-R at some point. I just don't have access to mine in a box somewhere after my move.

    Am I remembering it correctly that once I disconnect the esata drive, all the shows on the internal drive will again be accessible?
     
  2. Jason Whiddon

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    Correct, it just shuts the internal down. The recorded shows and series links will still be there.
     
  3. phox_mulder

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    Once you hook that esata drive to another DVR, it will format it for use on that DVR, anything on the drive will be gone forever.

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  4. CCarncross

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    Not exactly....if it has been formatted for use on a D* HD DVR, it will not format it by just hooking it up to a different DVR. But the content will not be playable, unless they are OTA recordings.
     
  5. P Smith

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    The move happened MANY times WITHOUT reformatting and many ppl posted the fact here. Where is you got your experience Mr. phox? :rolleyes:
     
  6. phox_mulder

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    Pretty sure my Esata got reformatted when I temporarily moved it from my HR20 to my HR21.


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  7. P Smith

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    pretty sure ? Esata ?

    it is eSATA and try it again to be sure it wasn't happened
     
  8. CCarncross

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    It shouldnt...I've moved drives to different DVR's many times and they never reformat. The recordings from the DVR they were recorded on are still there, just not playable. Only OTA recordings can be played if you move a drive from 1 DVR to another, but unless it detected a problem with the drive during boot, it should not reformat the drive.
     
  9. Rich

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    I've never had an external HDD reformatted either. But, I don't doubt that it can happen. It's just not supposed to.

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  10. P Smith

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    Rich,

    Actually, each reboot the DVR is checking file system integrity, so practically it could happen if there discovered severe problem; but it's totally unrelated to which DVR is doing the check.

    So the chances of reformatting are very little and if it happen, then it would tell about file system severe problem or bad health of the drive.
     
  11. Rich

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    I don't remember any posts about the HDDs not working after being reformatted. Anybody have any real life experience with this?

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  12. P Smith

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    You missed most frequent case: file system severe problem and bring up other one "bad health of the drive" what would lead to ceasing the DVR functionality and getting some error codes and I didn't imply the drive would work after discovering bad health of it.
     

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