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Is there still a 2TB limitation ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by chefwong, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Apr 3, 2009 #1 of 11
    chefwong

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    I have a graid3 series - 3tb that is unused for now that I plan to try to hook up to my HR21
     
  2. Apr 3, 2009 #2 of 11
    WestDC

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    Hook it up and keep us informed--What could happen :)
     
  3. Apr 3, 2009 #3 of 11
    Tom Robertson

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    Yes, my understanding is the limit is 2TB.

    If you've got 3TB in the array, you could go RAID5 for better reliability.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  4. Apr 3, 2009 #4 of 11
    ghfiii

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    http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/24609792/m/927005194931/inc/-1

    Cannot find the original article I read about RAID 5 and very large (>TB) disks, but the above post raises some of the same and very interesting questions.

    You have read errors on a disk, the array starts to rebuild, because the disks are so large the likelihood that one of the other disks will have errors is not unreasonable, so the whole array bombs.

    Sure would like to see some research on this.
     
  5. chefwong

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    It won't see the drive...
    I've rebooted. Hit the reset button.

    Pulled plug and plugged in. Any method or variant, it won't see the drive at all....oh well, it was a shot
     
  6. Tom Robertson

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    chefwong, can you hook it up to a PC to see if the "drive" is properly constructed as a single drive to the eSATA server?

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  7. chefwong

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    It absolutely is. I have one on my Mac and another on my PC......
     
  8. Tom Robertson

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    So have you hooked this one up to verify that the settings are correct as one big 3TB drive?
     
  9. chefwong

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    Yeap. Mac sees the 3tb volume just fine.

    On windows, it's supported on Windows 2003 R2 Server if I recall, Windows XP 64 bit and *any OS above* - vista, etc. I run Windows 2008 as my workstation OS of choice....


    But both OS's sees both volumes just fine.

    I don't recall reading older threads to see how long it took to format the volume. Unless it's by luck some large volume that it's formatting it in the background ? I left the drive hooked up, but no activity light is going off....
    Hoping it will overnight ;-)
     
  10. Tom Robertson

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    "Both volumes"???

    If it sees the volume and formats it, the red "recording" light will come on during the format, I think.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    TenBox sells 3 TB boxes but has a disclaimer that they will only work in mirrored array for 1.5 TB size.
     

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