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Western Digital announces 2TB drive

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Mark Holtz, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Jan 28, 2009 #41 of 166
    Richierich

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    I only have 3% Available on my 1 TB HR21-700 so I am ready for the 2 TB Drive.
     
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    Man, ever consider making a few VHS/SDDVD back-ups of your stuff? filling a 1TB, that's a lot of family guy and mythbusters to lose if it ever crashes.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2009 #43 of 166
    Tom Robertson

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    NAS doesn't allow sufficient bandwidth for full DVR activities.

    Now, perhaps someday (and this is my dreaming not a hint), DIRECTV will add some ability to read NAS for media share or for other features. I'm fairly sure that DIRECTV's plate is very full before this is likely tho.

    Cheers,
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    Considering the 50 series link limit I'm not feeling too optimistic.
     
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    I could never understand that 50 series limit on the DVR's. I can't think of 50 shows I watch to cap it. I must not be as good at watching tv as some other people.
     
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    You don't have to be good at watching it - just recording it. I use many SL's to record programs I might want to watch. This is also where a 1tb, or 2tb, drive comes in handy.
     
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    I guess I'm just not as cool as some of you cats. :icon_hroc:alterhase
     
  8. Jan 28, 2009 #48 of 166
    Tom Robertson

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    Many ways to watch and enjoy TV :)
     
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    Steve

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    Are you single, by any chance? :)

    It's easy to go over 50 in multi-viewer households, unless you delete links in the prioritizer for shows who's seasons may be over. If I'm planning to watch them again next year, I generally like to keep them around. /steve
     
  10. Jan 28, 2009 #50 of 166
    Richierich

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    I am running RAID 1 with my DS3RPRO so that if one of my drives fails I simply replace it and then let it Mirror itself to the other drive. I can not stand to watch SD material so I will NEVER offload anything to SD DVD and certainly not VHS as I do not have a VHS Player.

    This is 2009 and HD is here and that is why I have spent over $60,000 in my two Home Entertainment Systems so I can have the Best Audio & Video that I can afford.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2009 #51 of 166
    Rich

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    I've filled up a 2TB drive on a 20-700 and had no problems. You do have to restart the HR from time to time to "refresh" the thing. And you're correct, 2TB is way out there in terms of storage. The one 2TB I have left is usually at 45-48% Available. I use four HRs to back up programs and movies and those four have a total of 6TBs of storage. More than enough for us.

    You might want to check out this thread:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=146461

    I used a RAID box with two 1TB hard drive and had the factory set it up so that I got the full 2TB of capacity. It will work on a 20-700. Will one work on a 21,22 or 23? I dunno. Couldn't get the RAID box to work at all on a 21-700.

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  12. Jan 28, 2009 #52 of 166
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    Try harder. There is a lot of good stuff out there. :lol:

    Rich
     
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    Rich

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    And you're starting to slip over the edge again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rich
     
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    The Cavalry 2TB that I just got thru filling up died suddenly day before yesterday. Sounded like it was grinding glass and it killed the power supply. But, how much can you expect from a Cavalry? But it did fill up all the way and before it died was still working perfectly. In fact, I was considering trying a RAID box with two 1.5TB drives to see if I could get it to 3TBs. I truly think the 20-700 can handle that much.

    Rich
     
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    I'm just hoping my seagate doesn't fail on me before I can get a replacment dvdrw/bdrw. come one w2... get here already.
     
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    Some of the "sluggish" problems in the recent past have been cured (at least temporarily) with a reboot, which might make you think that a new DL got rid of a "corrupt" one.

    As you also pointed out, before the latest NR there were none of the current problems with the big 1TB disks, which makes me worry that this "new database software" that Tom and others have mentioned DirecTV recently licensed is already in our DVRs and not performing too well. I sure hope I'm wrong on that suspicion.
     
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    They will probably have to TWEAK the NEW DATABASE in order to get everything OPTIMIZED!!!

    Hopefully the code is in the next NR Software waiting to be released. I wonder when the next NR will occur???

    Only THE SHADOW KNOWS along with DOUG BROTT and the others who BREATHE that THIN AIR way up there in those HALLOWED INNER SANCTUMS!!! :lol:
     
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    Actually, you only need to read the CE forum to get a good indication of when a NR is close to happening, but I was speculating that the new DB code has been in the code base since that last NR.

    If the next NR happens as soon as I think it will, don't expect more than slight performance improvements for the sluggishness, with performance still being worse than it was before it went south in the previous NR.
     
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    Richierich

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    WELL, THAT SUCKS!!!

    I thought when you went to a NEW database structure you did it to IMPROVE PERFORMANCE!!!

    But then again what do I know since I was just a lowly computer programmer for 30 years until I hit the LOTTERY and QUIT!!! :lol:
     
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    As I recall, the press release touting the licensing of the new DB code didn't so much say that the product was chosen because it would offer increased performance but because of it's ability to translate well between disk based (DVRs) and disk-less (non-DVR) systems. Talk of performance improvements was from forum members speculating on what the new DB code might offer.

    Hopefully they haven't gone to the new DB code yet and things will vastly improve when they do. I just have a bad feeling (based on absolutely nothing but a hunch) that the recent slowdown in performance was caused by the new DB code. I hope I'm wrong.
     

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