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pende_tim
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[DIRECTV] External HDD HR24-500 DVR

I am looking to add an external HDD to my DirecTV HR24-500 DVR. Looking at the back of the unit there is a USB and SATA port. Will this receiver support a SATA connected drive or just a USB tether? I am assuming the USB is 2.0

How big a drive will this box support? 2TB? or just 1TB

Also: how many hours recording HD content can I expect from a 1TB drive?

Tim
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The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.


westdc

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Amissville, VA
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Only a SATA port for external Drive on D* boxes-the usb port is for the am21 OTA connection.

500-gig 400 Hours

1TB - will get you 800 Hrs of HD

2TB is the largest Drive the D* Kernal (software) can and will support. 1600 Hours



pende_tim
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Thanks



herdfan
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join:2003-01-25
Hurricane, WV
reply to westdc

said by westdc:

500-gig 400 Hours

1TB - will get you 800 Hrs of HD

2TB is the largest Drive the D* Kernal (software) can and will support. 1600 Hours

Ummmm No! Those are SD capacities.

500 GB - 400 SD/ 100 HD
1TB - 800 SD/ 200 HD
2 TB 1600 SD/ 400 HD