HR54 confirmed Esata enclosures?

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ElectroMetro

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Anyone been able to confirm enclosures that work with the HR54? I just got one and want to expand the storage. I was thinking about some 6TB WD Purple drives. Anyone have any experience with these on the HR54?

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:welcome to Satelliteguys ElectroMetro!

I've always thought there is no need for an external hard drive that big, but I don't use mine for archiving, only time shifting. I suspect any one that works on the previous models should be fine for the HR54.
 

texasbrit

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There are so few HR54s around, and even less with people who might be concerned about external drives, I don't think there is any real info out there on this.
 

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Can't believe people want to put larger that a TB or maybe 2 at most, but 6 is quite excessive.
If your recording that much on the drive, how are you gonna feel when all that is gone when the drive eventually fails ?

They all fail eventually ... and people complain that they lost thier shows .. :confused:
 
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texasbrit

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It's just that most HR54s have been new customer installs and the customer probably does not know or care about adding an external drive.
 

texasbrit

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Can't believe people want to put larger that a TB or maybe 2 at most, but 6 is quite excessive.
If your recording that much on the drive, how are you gonna feel when all that is gone when the drive eventually fails ?

They all fail eventually ... and people complain that they lost thier shows .. :confused:
I don't think there is any point either. The DVR is a time delay device, it's not designed for archiving....
 

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Can't believe people want to put larger that a TB or maybe 2 at most, but 6 is quite excessive.
If your recording that much on the drive, how are you gonna feel when all that is gone when the drive eventually fails ?

They all fail eventually ... and people complain that they lost thier shows .. :confused:
RIght on! those are the ones that see the DVR as an archive device instead of its real purpose which is to timeshift. My Genie never gets pass 40% full with a stock drive.
 

Jimbo

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RIght on! those are the ones that see the DVR as an archive device instead of its real purpose which is to timeshift. My Genie never gets pass 40% full with a stock drive.
I'm at 45% right now, however, I have kept ALL my series shows from the beginning, just so I can watch one again if I forget an episode ... then I will delete all but the last few before the new season starts and delete the previous season once the new gets started.
 

ElectroMetro

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Well I figured out that complainign to the retention department just right they send you an HR54. So now I want to get all my shows on there and not have to worry about removing them anytime soon. If I do lose them when the drive dies then oh well. I'm unaware of any that worked on the previous models as I didn't own an external drive for my HR34.

Thanks again
 

cinsu

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If you want to ship me a hard drive I can try it out on my 54 ;) at this point the 54 runs essentially the same software as the 34 and 44 so I would assume it works the same way.
 
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