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    Sticky: It SHOULD work. Although I copied the contents...

    It SHOULD work. Although I copied the contents of the original drive to the new drive, the first step of the process is to initialize the new drive in the DirecTv DVR just like you did. My only...
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    Sticky: I see two possible causes. The trivial problem...

    I see two possible causes. The trivial problem is making sure the SATA ports are enabled in the BIOS. If that has been done, the most likely explanation is a motherboard chipset that is not fully...
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    Sticky: I'd check the forums at dbstalk...

    I'd check the forums at dbstalk. There is much more activity with the HR2x DVS there. Maybe someone has suggestions.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: Three ways: Bring up the list of recordings. ...

    Three ways: Bring up the list of recordings. There is a 'gas gauge' which shows the % of drive space available. If it indicates less than 50% of the drive is used you can surmise that the full...
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    Sticky: I haven't gotten approval to do this yet, but I...

    I haven't gotten approval to do this yet, but I understand that with a few caveats it's just that simple.

    The drive is more firmly embedded in place than is usually the case.

    Some drives may...
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    Sticky: I'd bet a quarter (now worth about $.15) that...

    I'd bet a quarter (now worth about $.15) that this is a settable parameter, either by jumper, or from a tools cd.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: That doesn't make any sense. It is possible to...

    That doesn't make any sense. It is possible to copy the original HR20 drive to a new drive using a PC running Linux. This requires the drive spinning up.

    Remember, Windows will not recognize the...
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    Sticky: I like Seagates; others swear by Western Digital....

    I like Seagates; others swear by Western Digital. Many swear at Maxtor. Hitichi bought IBM's hard drive division. IBM Deskstar drives were notorious for not working with TiVos.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: Thanks for the updated information. PlainBill

    Thanks for the updated information.

    PlainBill
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