New External HARD DRIVE

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  1. Aug 7, 2019 #1 of 10
    larrylwill

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    Im using a 2TB Internal hard drive on my box. The original was a 200gb. I used the 2TB as an external but recently replaced the internal 100gb with the 2tb. So now the once external is inside the box. I want to replace it with something cooler. Has anybody used a SS drive Like this one?
    Seagate FireCuda 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Performance SSHD – 2.5 Inch SATA 6GB/s Flash Accelerated for Gaming PC Laptop - Frustration Free Packaging (ST2000LX001)
     
  2. Aug 8, 2019 #2 of 10
    Rich

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    No, we have not seen anyone using that SSD. Buy it, try it and come back and tell us how it works. BTW, you might consider using that SSD as an external drive. The SSDs work a whole lot better in external devices than the HDDs and there are problems with SSDs internally mounted.

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    P Smith

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    You can, but remember - DVR is using the HDD/SSD more intensive way then gamers.
    If you can afford its price and probably one year of using (before it will die), then go for it now.
    Also, don't expect dramatic increase in a speed of the DVR functioning ...
    That would be your experiment and we would like to hear your opinion right after beginning, after a few months and after one year.
     
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    I use this, best setup I have had and I have tried many with Directv and Dish for external.
    I never run out of space and I try to fill it up. Got from amazon.

    WD Purple 4TB Surveillance Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD40PURZ

    Vantec 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s to USB 3.0/eSATA HDD Enclosure (NST-366SU3-BK)
     
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  6. Sep 5, 2019 #6 of 10
    larrylwill

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    If it doesn't speed up the receiver I dont think I would try. SSD's are cheap enough a 2tb can be had for $80. I thought about tehe life cycles of the SSD also I really dont know how long it will last. I did move the external hard drive inside to replace the internal one and it works ok, but its still a very slow receiver. Seems the more stuff on the drive the slower it is. I have a HR24 receiver. Is there anything faster?
     
  7. Sep 5, 2019 #7 of 10
    slice1900

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    You do realize this drive is NOT an SSD, right? It is a hybrid drive that's a traditional hard drive that's got some flash for acceleration. It is probably going to perform pretty much like a hard drive does in a DVR.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2019 #8 of 10
    larrylwill

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    yes I know, I was also concerting just a ss drive. I have a 120gb ssd laying around. I might wait for a lax time when nothng is being recorded for 24 hours and fill it up and see if it speed up anything.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2019 #9 of 10
    Rich

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    Where can you get a decent SSD for $80? I just paid $200 for a Blue WD 2TB SSD a couple months ago.

    If you have a slow 24 with an HDD mounted in it an SSD will speed the 24 up. It should bring it to a point where the 24 will perform better than it ever did. If there is nothing else wrong with the 24.

    Yes, when you use an HDD and load it up it will slow down the DVR. That doesn't seem to happen with SSDs.

    You are gonna need an actual SSD.

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    You get what you pay for. He needs an SSD.

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