NO ESATA PORT!

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  1. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Well based on the FCC site you need to check the model AND the manufacturing date, since the HS17-100 does not appear to have this change. There isn't any way to know exactly what date would contain the change, but with the filing in the second half of January 2018 that gives a rough guide to the date where HS17-500s without the eSATA port would begin to leave Humax's factory.

    No idea why only one model made the change. I would expect the HS27 not to have an eSATA port, but I wouldn't be surprised if it had two USB ports (one USB3 for a hard drive, one USB2 for an LCC)
     
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  2. P Smith

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    does it change FCC ID of updated DVR ?
     
  3. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    No, it doesn't change the FCC ID or in this case even the model number. They made a similar change to the HR54 but changed the name there to HR54R1. Not sure why the difference there vs and the HS17.
     
  4. longhorn23

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    Does the USB port work for an external hard drive?
     
  5. scottchez

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    Is the HS17 easy to open so you can just plug in a new hard drive? Is there maybe an eSATA port on the board. Anyone got any internal pics? I know it says dont open but who is to say the last person did not crack it open, these are leased.
     
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  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    mmm, you did omit details of installing … so here is my guess:
    - you bent "lips" on HDD's caddy
    - you did install a new and empty 4TB HDD what is taller then original
    - why you did force re-authorization, while it wasn't necessary ?
     
  7. scottchez

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    What hard drive did you us, is it faster that the factory one, more Cache and 7200 rpm? Or same specs but larger
    If it is faster , do menus and guide seem snappier?
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If your goal to speed up _your_ DVR, just shell out money for SSD of desired size !
     
  9. slice1900

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    Someone with one of the Genies that lacks an eSATA port will have to give it a try and report back to us.

    I'm guessing that it "probably" works, on the assumption the removal of eSATA port and switching USB2 -> USB3 was done with the intent of using the USB port as an alternative method of connection of hard drives. But until someone confirms it or tries it and can't make it work, we can't say for sure.
     
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  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If I would guess (as you doing ;) ) I wouldn't find such case as favorable for users, instead I would guess ATT's intention is cut out a "noise" related to EHD, which is UNSUPPORT by DTV OFFICIALLY !
     
  11. GordonGekko

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  12. justinboo

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    Rich, is the purple drive that Gordon mentioned above the drive you would suggest? It sounds like you have a lot of experience with replacing these drives.


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  14. jimmie57

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    Look at the specs on the Purple drive that is in the link above. It is made for surveillance systems. They use DVRS for storage for whatever time period they are set up for. The are reading and writing 24 / 7. Should be the best performance for a hard drive. The proof is still out on the SSD since they have not been running long enough to put a life expectancy on them and they are still quite expensive.
     
  15. GordonGekko

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    Actually Rich recommended this one to me a couple of weeks ago and I looked at other forums and reviews and the consensus seems to be the purple drive is the most reliable, some people prefer the Red, others say either one as they are similar but in my anecdotal research, more preferred the purple.
     

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