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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by justinboo, Jan 26, 2019.
Lol. I am shocked they are still making them.
Do none of the 17s have esata support? I have considered getting the 17 but was not aware it did not have esata support.
They do. Supposedly they released an updated one that got rid of it but now sure anyone has one yet
I know most of them have the eSATA port. The newest 17s are the ones in question.
Which one will you buy?
Measure the internal HDD first, the 4TB could have bigger size (in height).
It would beneficial for all followers, if you will posts pictures of parts before and after installing the 4TB HDD.
I installed a WDC 6TB Purple in my HR54-500 December 2015. Fit, heat and sound are fine.
All the HDDs I've put in HRs over the years and never had a problem with size. They're all the same size. You must mean the sled the HDDs reside on.
Not sure how new the new ones supposedly are but my 17 installed in December has a eSATA port.
Pretty sure "sled" is the proper name for the thing that holds the HDD in place. I was told that, I didn't make it up. The 24-200s have a small sled made specifically for HDDs like the Seagate Pipeline, it's hard to mount a normal HDD in that sled.
There should be a green label on the 17 somewhere, that has its birthday on it. What does yours say?
Date of Mfg: 7/3/18
Which model is it, i.e. HS17-100 or -500 or whatever?
See the first post. (#1) It has the details with pics.
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Picture you posted was of a HR54. Not a HS17
So the -100 version is made by Technicolor, they filed a permissive change request in March 2017 (three months after the original submission) that changed the wireless bands it could use. There weren't any hardware changes like removing the eSATA port.
The -500 version is made by Humax, they filed a permissive change request in March 2017 the text of which isn't on file but I assume was also for a change in wireless bands, then a second one in January 2018 for the various hardware changes including the tuner chip, USB2->USB3 and dropping the eSATA port.
I have no idea why the Humax model made the hardware changes while the Technicolor model apparently did not. So I guess the story is that if you have an HS17-500 that was manufactured in the past year it will not have an eSATA port.
If you have an eSATA drive and need to get your HS17 replaced and you get a -500 without the port, I guess you either try the USB3 drive and see if it works or send it back and hope next time you get one with the eSATA port...
Thanx. Now if we just knew the date D* started making 17s without an eSATA port...OMG they do do some things that make me think nobody cares about customers.
I don't think they do anything but a factory reset on refurbs. I just got a refurbed 24-500 that was pitifully slow, they certainly didn't replace the HDD in that.