DBSTalk Forum banner
1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I replaced the hard drive a year ago with a bigger storage hard drive and everything worked great. Now a year later, the recordings aren’t working but watching live tv works great. What could be causing the recordings not to work even though live tv works with no problem? Could it be the fan? The bigger hard drive is causing the recording to not work? Any help will be appreciated.
 

·
Beware the Attack Basset
Joined
·
24,987 Posts
If the drive was working and it isn't anymore, it isn't because the drive is too large. If that were the case, it wouldn't have worked out of the gate. Live TV doesn't require a working drive.

Chances are pretty good that the drive (or the interface if it is an eSATA setup) has failed.

To get the best help, sharing the model number of the DVR and how you've connected the drive is pretty much an imperative.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Yes, for just over a year it worked no problem watching recorded programming. Now it stutters for most of the recorded stuff I’ve had previously recorded
 

·
Icon
Joined
·
4,011 Posts
Sounds like the drive is going bad. If you put a "normal" drive in there (non AV application) or a 7200 RPM one or the fan died or you don't have good cooling, it will shorten the drives lifespan by ALOT. Plus, the HR24 is a junky DVR. Never been that fast and with software updates over the years, it got a lot worse. It got to the point, where they're unusable now.

If you're going to replace the drive again, the forum recommends that you use a SSD instead. Will solve the heat problems and compensate for the slowness. But either way check the fan too.
 

·
Legend
Joined
·
1,207 Posts
I would be surprised if the fan was causing the problem. A new SSD will likely resolve the issue as well as making the HR24 more responsive. If you have to replace the HR24 with a newer DVR, the SSD can be moved to the new one.
 

·
Icon
Joined
·
4,011 Posts
I would be surprised if the fan was causing the problem. A new SSD will likely resolve the issue as well as making the HR24 more responsive. If you have to replace the HR24 with a newer DVR, the SSD can be moved to the new one.
If the fan is dead and you have it in an enclosed cabinet, it can get VERY hot, even in idle. I had an old HR24 lose a fan, and it destroyed the front LCD panel of the equipment it was sitting on. It also cooked the hard drive. We're talking about 140ish.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
I did a hard drive surface test last week, it took over 30 hours to complete. Said it had like 840 errors it corrected but nothing changed when I started it up again
 

·
Beware the Attack Basset
Joined
·
24,987 Posts
I’m first going to replace the fan and see if that helps, if not, then replace the hard drive
If you're not getting warning messages about the DVR overheating, it probably isn't the fan that is the problem.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Just going through recordings and some of the recordings are stuttering and are damaged and some work with no problem at all. I recorded 3 new recordings now and they all work with no stuttering or problems.
 

·
Beware the Attack Basset
Joined
·
24,987 Posts
The older recordings were probably clobbered by more recent recordings due to a corrupt superblock (allocation table).
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
Top