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Working eSata Setups:

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by houskamp, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Beeping? Gotta admit I've never heard of that.

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  2. P Smith

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    I recall no seen a beeper on TT's board :scratch:
     
  3. Bazza

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    OK. Sorry this took so long P Smith.

    Smart info is attached. Scan in progress.
     

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  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    well you have a breaker: #197 count is enormous (!) > 1300, that's _not_ normal
    I would run all self-tests (not just Scan) to see if the number will be reduced to 0, then watch reloc counter #5
    max value for #5 is 4096 for Seagates, WDC drives should have no more, perhaps 1/4 of that
     
  5. jangell2

    jangell2 Godfather

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    Just got a new HR44 and would like to connect an external HD to it. At least 2TB, 3TB would be plenty. Wouldn't mind buying one already in a case, but willing to buy external case and drive. Is there a currently updated list of HDs known to work with the HR44?
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Have you read other threads dedicated to the model? The list is not exist,all info scattered here.
     
  7. sangs

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    I have these two and they're working perfectly:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G8QETS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DXFEQGI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  9. PluckIt

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    I’m having trouble getting a new 3 TB HD to work with my new Genie HR44-200. I bought the Thermaltek Max 5G and a WD Purple 3 TB (WD30PURX) . The Genie doesn’t see the HD. I believe I’ve done everything correct…

    I put the HD in the Max 5G. Connected it to my Win 7 PC, initialized it. Unplugged my Genie. Connected the Max 5G to the HR44 and powered it up. Waited 30 seconds. Plugged in the Genie. No message about formatting the external and it boots to the internal drive.

    Repeat whole procedure but this time I formatted the drive on the PC thinking that initializing it wasn’t enough. Drive shows up fine on the PC. Same results when connected to the Genie.

    Repeat again but this time format on my MacBook Pro and HD shows up fine on the MacBook. Same result when connected to the Genie.

    Not once has the Genie seen that the external is connected to it. I’m trying to decide what to do next? Return the Max 5G case and try another of the same. So far I love the Max 5G as it is so quiet and the two fans should work great. Should I try the previous TT version that is USB 2.0 and not 3.0? Try a different case? Different HD?

    I do have an Antec case with a 1 TB drive that I have used with my old Phillips HR21-700 but I seem to recall that it can’t handle a 3 TB drive. Is that correct? I could just connect the Antec wiith the 1 TB in it to see if the Genie can see an external HD but I am reluctant to do so until I know that the Genie won’t screw it up (IE format it or something) because I want to be able to watch some of the shows that are still on it using the HR21-700.

    Another question though this isn't really the thread for it... I was told by a DTV agent when I was deciding to upgrade to the Genie that I should hold on to my HR21-700 and use it as a stand alone receiver. IE it could use the satellite but not be part of the Genie in house network. Tonight I tried hooking it up with the DTV SWM splitter that the installer left me for this purpose. Once connected to the splitter I couldn’t get a satellite signal and got the 771 error message. The other TV that was now using the split line and had been working fine with a Genie C31 mini also started having the 771 error msg. I called DTV and the woman I spoke with said the HR21-700 is not compatible with the Genie system. Does anyone know if that is actually true? Both the sales guy and installer led me to believe it would work… but who knows? The service woman, when referring to my HR21 with the DirecTV logo on it, said “we don’t have information on 3rd party hardware”. Currently it looks like I have to buy a C41 to get that TV to work and won’t be able to have stand alone DTV that can record stuff separate from the HR44-200. Is that true?

    Finally, for anyone still using an old receiver like the Phillips HR21-700, I will add that we were shocked at how much better the picture looked from the new Genie system. Part of it is probably the new dish and the fact that we finally have signals in upper 80’s and 90’s as compared to the 70’s with our old setup and part of it is probably an increased saturation setting on some chip in the Genie (guessing about that) but it was like getting a new TV when the Genie started working. Another nice thing is that the Phillips HR21-700 literally took 22+ minutes to reboot to a usable state and the Genie takes less than 5 minutes.

    Thanks in advance and thanks for all the helpful posts I’ve read on here!
    David
     
  10. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    HOW is the Thermaltake connected to the Genie??
     
  11. P Smith

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    The model have only USB 3.0 interface. So, he CANNOT connect the enclosure to his DVR. Sorry.
     
  12. PluckIt

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    Via the included USB cable. Yes it is USB 3.0 but that is backward compatable with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. Neither of my computers is new enough to use USB 3.0 and they both worked fine with the case and drive. It looks like the one linked below. I did read of someone else in one of the threads (possibly this one) buying and using the same Thermaltake.

    http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-USB--Male-B-Male-Cable/dp/B00I83XEQI/
     
  13. BAHitman

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    all DirecTV HD DVR's (Genie Included) will only work with the eSATA connection type. not USB.

    you will need an enclosure with an eSATA port in order to use the external drive.
     
  14. PluckIt

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    I guess that would explain why this thread has the title it has... doh! Thanks! i will get an appropriate enclosure.
     
  15. Laxguy

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    Sorry, man, but that's why I asked the question. My Thermaltake has eSATA, but not all do, as you found out.
     
  16. PluckIt

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    Hey, I'm happy I have a solution that will include basically the same Thermaltake. The new one has been ordered and will be here Saturday and the old one is on the way back.
     
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  17. peds48

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    There is no such beast as a Phillips HR21-700. it seems you have an old legacy TiVO which is NOT compatible with SWM.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  18. Rich

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    Just about any Green Caviar WD HDD will work. The Seagate Challenger series will work. The WD red, green, purple, etc all seem to work. I've been using the Green Caviars with great success for years. Only problem model seems to be the EURS model and that's not frequently a problem, but it is problematic enough for me to avoid them. I like the WD EARX. I don't even have a clue what's in most of my 10 owned HRs, but they are all WD Caviar Greens. Amazon's usually got one on sale every day, here's a link to my favorite HDD. Not a bad price for a 2TB drive.

    Rich
     
  19. Rich

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    Have you read my reply to his post? Took a couple minutes. You could have done the same thing, Pete.

    Rich
     
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    sangs

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    What are the problems with the EURs models Rich? I have two working with DirecTV DVRs right now - a 3TB on my HR44 and a 2TB on my HR24. They've been working fine, but now you've got me worried. :)
     

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