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Removing / Replacing / Copying Hard Drive of HR2* Receiver [Photo Tutorial]

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by clambert, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Nov 1, 2010 #321 of 675
    jangell2

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    I've ordered a WD20EVDS and a Thermaltake BlacX esata docking station which will arrive later this week. I am currently using an esata drive (forget the brand) and a Thermaltake esata box and it is getting flaky, hence the new drive on order.

    My question involves hooking up the two drives to my PC. Since the existing drive is already in an esata external box, can I hook that box up to one of my PC's sata ports or do I need to take it out of the box? Likewise, could I just put the new WD drive into the new docking station and then hook that up to a sata port.

    Heh, it sounds flakey. Maybe I should just hook them up directly and not be lazy.

    BTW, I'm running Win7 Pro, but I guess that's moot since we boot up from a CD to use the special software.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2010 #322 of 675
    P Smith

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    Direct connect to PC would speedup whole process, in best case - 2 times.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2010 #323 of 675
    rollsabers

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    That's probably it. Thanks, I'm at work but will give that a shot. Excuse me for not remembering to connect the bbc's since it had been almost a year since I used hd with the hr20. You would have thought that would have been a question directv would have asked. Again I only posted here because I was doing an hard drive upgrade and I figured someone might know the answer case in point, you.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2010 #324 of 675
    CCarncross

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    The BBC's are still attached to the sat feeds in your BR where the HR20 was at right?
     
  5. Nov 1, 2010 #325 of 675
    P Smith

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    Oh, please - the theme is for NEW thread, not off-topic again.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2010 #326 of 675
    MEinSoCal

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    okay i successfully ran the first 4 lines. after i typed the xfsdump|xfsrestore line, my computer started it okay but thats where it got stuck. for the last 24hrs its still reading:

    "xfsrestore: restoring non-directory files"

    what happened here? how i do i fix or re-do this?
     
  7. Dec 4, 2010 #327 of 675
    ntrance

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    Check that you are using a confirmed working version of gparted.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2010 #328 of 675
    MEinSoCal

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    how i do check this? i'm using the latest version from sourceforge.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2010 #329 of 675
    P Smith

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    Just read a couple pages back here ...
     
  10. Dec 4, 2010 #330 of 675
    MEinSoCal

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    can't you just tell me? is Gparted 0.4.6-1 still the preferred version to do this?
     
  11. Dec 4, 2010 #331 of 675
    ntrance

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  12. Dec 4, 2010 #332 of 675
    P Smith

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    You know, perhaps I'm old school EE, but reading BEFORE run something is MUST !
     
  13. Dec 8, 2010 #333 of 675
    andy A

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    Sorry to bring up an old thread but have a question, some background first.

    We have a HR20-700 which is approx 4 yrs old. The original 300gb Seagate hard drive went south last November 2009 and I did not want to deal with exchanging it as I like the old box. I purchased a 1tb Seagate Barracuda ST310005N1A1AS drive to replace the old drive (Nov 2009) and installed it internally. There was no chance of being able to copy the data off the original 300gb drive. It was toast. All has been well until last Saturday evening (Dec 2010) when I awoke to a blue screen telling me that something was wrong with my storage device and to reboot. Rebooted and same issue. Unplugged the unit, waited a bit and plugged her back up. HR20 came back to life, no storage device errors, shows intact etc.. Alright, good deal I'm thinking must have been a fluke. Later in the day I keep hearing a beeping noise coming from the HR20. Hmmmmm hard drive really does have some issues. It is still working but I do not trust it anymore. I have purchased a 2tb WD EVDS which I would now like to copy the old drive onto before the Seagate totally goes.

    My question is what does the "fap" stand for in the command structure when using gpart. The "hr20" is obvious. For some reason I cannot get out of my head that it stands for free agent pro.

    Thanks DBSTalkers
     
  14. Dec 8, 2010 #334 of 675
    P Smith

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    Correct.

    [ 'hr20' should be initially named as SOURCE or FROM and 'fap' should be named as TARGET or TO; then we wouldn't have many questions about names/ where is this or that]
     
  15. Dec 8, 2010 #335 of 675
    CCarncross

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    You could replace it with "mud" if you wanted to, the point is the OP that made the instructions was copying from his hr20 drive to an fap drive. You can use whatever you want for the naming convention, you just need to keep them straight for all the commands to work properly. He made the names meaningful for his mount points, many are obviously just copying his syntax verbatim, not really understanding what they are typing or the tasks their syntax is invoking..
     
  16. Dec 8, 2010 #336 of 675
    ntrance

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    You have it backwards. hr20 would be source and fap would be target.
     
  17. andy A

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    Thanks for the replies, I did not think it mattered allot on the naming convention just wanted to check.

    I hope to get the copying done either fri or sat, but a quick question on the graceful shutdown process. I see it only mentioned for the new drive (destination), should it also be performed on the old (Source) drive.
     
  18. CCarncross

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    graceful shutdown of the original drive is the 1st step in the process.
     
  19. andy A

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    Guess I need to read better. :):)Reading comprehension is apparently not my friend:):)
     
  20. davel

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    The graceful shutdown is not needed, if you get the "can't read superblock" error use the xfs_repair command xfs_repair -L -r /dev/sd?3 /dev/sd?2 (where ? is the letter of the drive with the error)

    I have done this numerous times on both the new and old drives
     

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