Directv external hard drive for HR54?

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  1. Claude Greiner

    Claude Greiner Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Master
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    Any recommendations?

    Went to buy one and all they had was UBB 3.0 and no sata.

    Any particular brand?

    If I got an external enclosure, and used my own drive would that work?

    Maximum size drive?
     
  2. doctor J

    doctor J SatelliteGuys Guru

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    Multiple threads on this.
    Few if any all in one eSATA solutions.
    Yes external eSATA enclosure and SATA drive is the best route.
    I personally have 3 thermatakes eSATA enclosures (BlacX, eSATA model no longer available but clearly best option in past)
    Some old BlacX eSATA enclosures still seen on eBay.
    Other eSATA enclosures work but I can not give a personal endorsement
    I have 4TB, 6TB and 10 TB WD drives 10 TB WD purple is latest, 4 and 6 are WD blue drives.

    Doctor j
     
  3. Jimbo

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    Wow, you must Never watch TV.
     
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    As said lots of threads on this and I made a video of such, I suggest 4TB be the minimum and going beyond 8 TB is just crazy in my opinion but I guess in the end it's really just a matter of how much you want to save. Ideally anything and everything is available via streaming so the needed to save all is becoming less popular these days.

     
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    These days I think saving any more than whats On the recvr is ridiculous.
    Particularly if you have trouble with it, have to replace the unit (recvr ot HD) and complain about it when it happens.
     

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