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

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

  1. cperkins87

    cperkins87 New Member

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    is this the current guide stil? i have an hr21 i want to ugprade
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    yes
     
  3. Apr 3, 2016 #623 of 696
    mocarob

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    I type even less.. While in Gparted (using 0.25 now) I just open a browser window, Navigate to this page & paste the commands in..
     
  4. mocarob

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    An update on using gparted .2.5...... I had a superblock issue that it couldn't fix. It said "Phase 1 - find and verify superblock...
    xfs_repair: V1 inodes unsupported. Please try an older xfsprogs."

    So I used .19.1-4......Fixed it right up. Dumping now..
     
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  5. billysworld

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    Quick question on using GParted.
    If you plan to copy a 2TB drive to another 2TB drive, is there a particular version of GParted that should be used?
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    If you follow the exact version in the original post about which one to use and the steps it goes easiest. No matter what you are going to or from.
     
  7. mocarob

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    Haven't some people reported problems using an old version like 0461? Like the drivers not working for them?

    I just recently used .19.1-4..
     
  8. dazed&confuzed

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    Just updated from a 3 Tb drive that was 60% full to a 6 Tb Drive.
    Tried using the latest version of Gparted 26.1-5 but it just hung while booting.
    Decided to try the last version of 3 (3.9-13)
    That one worked great after several issues with fat fingers and old eyes.
    Gparted Stats:
    Copied 214 Gb from partition 3
    Total run time: 9 1/2 hours
    New drive usage: 29% :joy:
     
  9. tylorert

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    6GB hdd? Seems impossible for a DVR
     
  10. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    It would be for the 2 tuner Dvr but Not For a Genie
     
  11. dazed&confuzed

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    I think I read somewhere in this thread that someone had done an 8 Gb. They were a little too expensive for me.
    D&C
     
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Someone has done a raid enclosed and gotten 12 and even I believe 16 TB to work with a genie.
     
  13. tomspeer46

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    I think you are confusing Gigabytes with Terabytes. It's a problem many of us old timers have, failing to comprehend the massive data storage capabilities HDD's have today, or just thinking in terms that we were familiar with from the early days. My 7 year old HR24 came with a 500 GB drive. I replaced it with a 2 Terabyte (TB) drive, because that was the maximum the HR24 could take. (2000 GB). Genies can take larger drives.
     
  14. dazed&confuzed

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    You are correct! :goodjob:
    Now you know why I'm dazed and confused... :righton:
    I've corrected the original post.
    Thanks,
    D&C
     
  15. huttler

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    Hello all! I'm glad to see this thread is still active since 2009 (answers many questions I've had for years). And a big thank you to the OP and assistants since.

    I have 3 questions and I apologize if it's been answered in the previous pages; I just want to verify it's up to date before diving into cracking open my DVRs.

    1. Will the procedure work with these DVRs:
    HR22-100
    HR34-700

    2. Is the original software in the OPs post still the best to use?

    3. Is it possible to transfer and watch the recordings from the internal DVR hard drive to a Windows PC?
     
  16. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    SHort answer is yes for the most part. how things open and such is different for different recievers. First thing Id do with the two you mentioned though would be to upgrade them both to better equipment,
     
  17. Oct 6, 2016 #637 of 696
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    I am planning to upgrade my equipment soon. But I want to figure out if transferring the old recordings is possible; whether to the new equipment, computer, etc.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2016 #638 of 696
    tylorert

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    Defiantly not to a computer since it is encrypted. Unless its an external drive, yes you could move for data to the new drive. ONLY AN EXTERNAL DRIVE
    You could try but the units HAVE TO BE OWNED.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2016 #639 of 696
    dazed&confuzed

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    #1 - I've done the copy routine on an HR-22 and just did my HR-34 without much problem. All of them were started with externals from the start. So I don't have any experience removing the drive from the unit to copy to a new one. (Note: You are not supposed to open a DTV leased unit)

    #2 - From #628 above:
    Just updated from a 3 Tb drive that was 60% full to a 6 Tb Drive.
    Tried using the latest version of Gparted 26.1-5 but it just hung while booting.
    Decided to try the last version of 3 (3.9-13)
    That one worked great after several issues with fat fingers and old eyes.
    Others have had luck with newer versions but I used an older version and it worked fine.

    #3 I've seen tutorials on this web site on the HR-22's but I'm not sure on the HR-34

    Hope this helps
    D&C
     
  20. Oct 6, 2016 #640 of 696
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    You will never be able to play the recordings on anything other than the DVR that recorded it. Copying is for replacing a hard drive on the same unit. It won't work on a different DVR. Recordings are all tied to the DVR it was recorded on. One exception. If you record the stations with an am21 over the air tuner. Those will work on any DIRECTV DVR.
     

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