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

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  1. codespy

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    Agreed- dock is the way to go. I’ve had 20-100’s and -700’s. The -100’s were twitchy and it’s the only model of the HR2x series where I lost a motherboard and hence 3 hard drives of recordings.

    My -700 is still rocking and still fairly easy to change the drive.

    3 days ago I did have to change another fan (another non-square one) in one of my HR24-100’s that locked up after 11 years, but that’s why I have spares. I keep a lot of fans in stock for my setup of so many DVR’s!
     
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    That's one thing I haven't done: stock up on fans... for the HR20-700 I want to live forever (OTA locals, of course... :D) and the HR23-700... at least I'm pretty sure it's also a -700... o_O
     
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    As mentioned about a zillion other times on this site, get rid of that HR23. I had 3 of them when they first came out and were the absolute worst out of the entire HR2x series- and I’ve had every model.

    They will give you a HR24 and your life will change immediately for the better, even more so with a SSD on that too! You will immediately regret hanging on to the HR23 as long as you did.

    Just sayin’.
     
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    Interesting!

    I've read many times that the HR22 was the worst of them all... or the 21... or both... ;)

    I know the HR24 is faster than all those that came before, but I've only had one problem with the HR23, and a replacement power supply from a donor box solved that problem PDQ. :D I even find the 23 to be faster (menus, scrolling, etc.) than the 20... which is still pretty snappy.
     
  5. WestDC

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    Don't believe everything you read --I have 2 HR22's since 2009 -still going strong
     
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    I still have a HR22 also, along with my 20 and all my 24’s. The 23’s were the WORST. Just do a search for threads about 10 years ago on this.

    Replace it with a 24 and maybe even with a SSD. Soon your love life will improve, you’ll get a better Sleep Score every night, you will feel more productive and happier during the day. :)
     
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  8. Rich

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    Glad to see it's a 700, those 100s damn near drove me crazy.

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    Weird, all the DVRs I've had and not one fan failure. All the TT docks I had failed and you've had no problems with them. Weird.

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    The problem you'll have with a 24 will be the internal HDD. When the HRs are refurbished, they don't put new HDDs in them. That shouldn't matter to you; you're gonna use an external drive, and if you use an SSD, that 24 will be the best, fastest DVR you've ever had. If you're used to and happy with a 23, you are gonna have an epiphany. You don't have to read this whole thread; all you have to do is stick an SSD on any HR; you will understand what we're talking about.

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    Do you remember Mike Greer and his 22s?

    Rich
     
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    You mean this? :)

    I had My HR22's and all RECEIVERS on UPS and all Hr22's were running CE software till they Hr2X were dropped from the program --They were on "LAN" Home Network long before
    DECA was introduced --When D* did DECA --I went to version 1(the white DECA) about 3 years ago I went to the latest version of DECA for the HR22's and it improved them some what.

    I only have a SSD on one of my Hr22's the other is still on the org. drive and at 80% --I use them Now to view content and record over Whole home --so response time from the remote and all those other complaints are really do not affect my use.

    I would change them out --But really it's no point --I know the devil I have and they will ship me a HR24 that many people have had --At some point After the -NEW owners take full control --I may junk all my Receivers and get a HS-17 and 3 C61K's --that alone would drop my bill Saving me $14 a Month in Equipment charges
     
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    Yeah, that Mike Greer. Funny guy. He bought three 22's IIRC, and had so many problems with them that we all had to laugh. That was a time when nothing worked and a few chuckles were appreciated.

    But, the 22s and the 23 never should have been made.

    I'd like to try the HS17 but one DVR? I know that would fail during a Super Bowl or the World Series. I've had too many problems with the HRs to trust them enough to go with one DVR in the house.
     
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