What happens if I put a 1TB SSD in my HR44-700?

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  1. Athlon646464

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    Read through this entire thread while watching feetball yesterday. Does this make me too geeky? lol

    I found it to be very interesting. Thank you to everyone who posted their experiences here.

    @Rich - Are you still trouble free with your SSD installs? I'm thinking about one one for my HR24-200.
     
  2. Rich

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    Yup. Only problems I have with the HRs can be blamed on the HRs themselves. What I see on my HRs is something like I see on NF or AP or Hulu, a stable picture with no audio drops. All the years of blaming D*'s broadcasts, all the years of blaming YES for the crappy picture...over. Just over. For the most part, I see little wrong with the HRs. I do have problems with my 24-200. No matter what drive I use it tends to skip to the end of recordings without any warning. Does it using the internal drive and any SSD I use on it. Don't think that's a drive issue. My last 24-500 occasionally crashes and won't respond to remote commands or front panel commands. Not a drive issue and I'm too lazy to change the power supply board. It comes back correctly after a reboot. Happens very infrequently. Did it yesterday and it's been a few months since it crashed the last time. I can live with it.

    Simply put, the HRs can be fixed and moaning and groaning and blaming D* isn't gonna solve any problems. I don't think they are ever get around to doing the right thing and putting new HDDs in every replacement. That would definitely help, I think.

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    Thanks for the update. Because I also have an HR24-200 - just to be sure - it's not the SSD causing the skip to the end, but it's just that particular HR24? My wife, who is very Italian, would go crazy if I promised her a fix for her beloved HR and it did that.
     
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    I've tried my newest Blue WD 2TB SSD on it and the same thing happens. Also swapped out the two 500GB SSDs and the same thing happened. It always did this. Have any similar problems with your 200? A new drive isn't gonna fix everything that's wrong with the HRs but it fixes most of them. If that 200 has no issues other than video and audio breakups and is slowing down you shouldn't be worried. What you end up with when you put an SSD on an HR is a better DVR than you've ever had.

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  5. Athlon646464

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    Thanks. It's just always slow and unresponsive sometimes. By unresponsive I mean several seconds before it reacts to a remote command. It doesn't freeze or skip to the end of a program.

    When she watches her 'mush mind' shows (Real Housewives, etc.), I sometimes hear her screaming at her remote. 'Stupid Remote'.

    Sounds like a new drive will help. And calm her down. And keep me safe.
     
  6. b4pjoe

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    I put an external SSD on my wife's HR24 shortly after Rich started this thread. While it makes the on screen GUI snappier displaying its info it still has problems with remote commands being slow/unresponsive and I still have her complaining about the remote. Will an RC73 remote work with the HR24?
     
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    Thanks. I don't see why it wouldn't.

    However, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to rip that NE Patriots D* remote I bought for her years ago out of her hands.
     
  8. Rich

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    The slowness will go away instantly. My wife screams at inanimate objects too, you are not alone.

    Rich
     
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    I had a similar problem with a 24-500. Remote commands were ignored. Not the drives fault, I got a replacement 24-500 that worked correctly with the remote. I tried everything I could think of to get that 500 to see the remote and the only thing that worked was replacing the box.

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    I have a couple Jets' remotes somewhere. Wonderful being a Jets fan.

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  11. Tmac

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    Hi,

    I have an HR-24 (actually SHR-26 700 from SKY, which is a rebranded directv provider in Brazil) and it's very laggy (as always) and I'm considering trying to replace the HDD with an SSD.

    My main issue is channel swapping, where it usually takes forever or worse, if you change like 5-6 channels in a row, somewhere down the line it just 'freezes' the player and you notice a hickup. Sometimes when you try to manyally enter a channel it just freezes in the middle of the process and change to a complete different channel (example: Channel 446... you press 446 and the player freezes in the middle and change the channel to 46.... you reenter the channel code and it changes to channel 4!!!)... It's very infuriating so i wonder:

    1) If i use an SSD, will those problems i mentioned before improove?

    2) If i use an SSD, will that permanently 'lock' my SSD and render it unusable for any other use? As far as I know SKY Brazil HDDs are encrypted and you can't format it to use on PCs for example. Does Directv have the same HDD lock protection?


    Thanks
     
  12. b4pjoe

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    1) It is hard to say with certainty but it does for a lot of us. The receiver though could have other issues.

    2) The SSD I use as an external drive (Western Digital SSD) in my HR-24 can be moved back to a PC or Mac and reformatted and used there.
     
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    If i plug an external SSD will both HDDs be used or the plugged one gets priority and will be the only used?
     
  14. WestDC

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    The DVR will only use One Drive at a time --Plug external in it uses that --remove it and it will use the internal --Content will remain stored on each drive and con only be view using the receiver that it was attached.
     
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    Do i need to use a specific SSD drive or any SSD with a plain sata cable will work?

    Thanks
     
  16. WestDC

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    Read up this thread and their are many suggestions
     
  17. Rich

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    I'm not sure about that either. Could be the HDD, could be the box itself. Only way to know is try it. Yeah, moving the SSDs from device to device surely works.

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    Been pondering this question, kinda makes me think it's the box rather than the drive. Not sure.

    Rich
     
  20. b4pjoe

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    Agreed. Just sounds like more going wrong than the typical slowness from an hdd. And I'm not sure what his other options are with an SHR-26 700 from SKY in Brazil.
     

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