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

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  1. Rich

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    Remember what I just went thru with my 44 and the dock. The 44 kept crashing and I thought it was either the 44 or the SSD that was causing the crashes. Turned out to be the TT dock. I took the 1TB drive I had originally put on the 44 and mounted it internally. The crashes stopped completely. The dock was the problem. The 44 has run steadily since I removed the internal SSD, remounted the 3TB HDD, and put a new 2TB SSD externally on the 44. Make sure the problem you're having is not caused by your dock. What I highlighted above might be a clue.

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    Would be the same as mounting it externally. If the 17s are anything like my 44, it would be a lot easier to mount the drive externally. The HDDs in the 44s are a ***** to get out and even worse to put back. The price we pay for a smaller DVR. They really cram the HDDs in the 44s.

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    I am thinking more of would it do anything for speed. Not that I think the HS17/client set up is slow.. But would be curious
     
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    I've never seen anything that would make me think an internal drive would work better or worse than an external drive. Other than ease of mounting and that goes to the external drives.

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    it could have ceased eSATA port
     
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    Mine has the eSATA port but I am not looking to tack on storage I am just saying straight replacement from the WD Green Drive to the SSD if there would be a performance change
     
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    users telling how fast the HS17 … what kind of performance change you are expecting or willing to see ?
     
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    I don’t think you will see any difference. I’ve never had a reason to put a SSD in my HR54. It’s fast enough with magnetic drives.
     
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    "The only time you'd see a change in performance is when you put a new drive in place of an old drive." That makes sense but I'm not sure it's absolutely true. When I got the 44 the first thing I did was put a Green WD 3TB HDD in it. The 44 never worked all that well. Yeah, it was fast, but it was always cranky. All the crankiness disappeared as soon as I put the SSD in it. And it was immediately faster than it had ever been. Would that happen to your HR? Probably.

    One of the great mistakes I've made here was recommending the WD 5400RPM drives. I should have kept using and recommending the Seagate 7200RPM HDDs. Or 7200RPM WD HDDs. Every HDD I've pulled out of HRs has been a 7200RPM drive, they come with them for a reason. I should have realized that.

    I hope you put an SSD in that HR. I hope you see the same thing I did. In it or on it, I don't think it makes any difference as far as performance goes. You have the SATA port, take the easy path and mount it externally and let's see if you see what I saw two years ago. The first time I lit the 44 off with the SSD on it I was stunned by the leap in performance.

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    Would you tell us about the 6TB HDD, make, model, speed, age?

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    I’m using WD Blue- 6TB. They are at the 3 year old mark and the primary one I use is about 60% full. Speed is still faster than my 24’s with SSD’s.
     
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    I'd think a Genie would always have better speed than a 24. My 44 is faster than any of my 24s. The 3-year mark is where I think the HDDs begin to show degradation. Ballpark figure, thinking somewhere around 3 years.

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    Agreed, except for the Genie 34. I was just making a reference that after adding a SSD to a HR24- The speed is very identical to my HR54 right now, and my 54 is faster than when I had a HR44 for a year before that. I’ve had my 54-500 for 3.5 years now.
     
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  17. P Smith

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    Anyone could open a company mfg-ing SSD.
    Same NAND chips and same SATA controller as brand names using.
    Order to design PCB and a box for you - and start making money ! :D
     

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