What size hdds are in the hr20s and the hr24s?

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Zellio2008

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Right now, I have:

HR21
R22
R22
H24
H24
R16
H21
H21
D12

I'm gonna get a couple hr20s and an hr24, I'm wondering what the size of the hdds are... I can get the two hr20s cheap (Definately not the hr24), so I'm getting them first. This will be for MRV.

I'll end up with:

HR24
HR21
HR20
HR20
R22
R22
R16
H24
H24

What do you think? Is this a good amount of dvrs?
 
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HR20's normally are 320GB, while HR24's are 500GB.
But frankly, it's a piece of cake to change them in the HR20's to something bigger - I changed both of mine to WD 1TB's in less than 15 min each. I got them off Amazon for only $90 apiece. And, I am NOT a computer geek by any means - just followed the helpful tips on this board... :)

You do also realize that any HR2x & R22 units can use external e-SATA drives as well...
 
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I've considered that for awhile (btw, samsung 1 tbs are better, plus microcenter has better sales, at one time 1tb samsungs were $40), but I've had issues with my dvrs before and don't want to void warranty.
 
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running a green 2TB on my HR24 since the first day I activated it. Been good to me so far, with plenty of room for HD recording
 
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Well...

One thing to remember is, I have 9 receivers. On average 3 are in use when people are watching. Now I haven't had a time when nobody can watch recorded movies, but I'm anticipating it. It's not so much the size, it's adding more dvrs.
 
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Does you dish/multiswitch set up allow for so many tuners?

What dish/multiswitch do you have now?
 
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HR22 and above are 500GB
HR21 Pro is also 500GB
HR 20 and 21's are 300-320 GB depending on exact model numbers.
 
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How do you hook up these hard drives to the HR24? I may or may not get one. I take it that the hard drives will be MRV compatible.

The Dish external would be hooked up via USB.
 
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Bob Nielsen said:
ESATA. If connected, the internal drive is disabled (unlike Dish).

Is there a port or input on the receiver?
 
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I have 1TB Calvary e-sata external drives connected on both my HR20-100 and HR21-700. I think they only cost 90.00 each.

Purchased e-sata cable cheap at Monoprice, the cables that came with the Calvary were pretty flimsy.
 
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HR22 and above are 500GB
HR21 Pro is also 500GB
HR 20 and 21's are 300-320 GB depending on exact model numbers.

my hr21 pro can record 100 hours of hd. i thought the hr22 and hr23 recorded 50 hours.
 
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Has anyone counted to see if that 100 hour number is actually correct? if 320 gb records 50 hours of hd, 640 gig, not 500, would be needed for 100...
 
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