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billhere

join:2011-10-21
Santa Monica, CA
reply to chinorider

Re: [DVR] External HD noise

I'd take this up with my eSata drive vendor. It's not a Verizon problem.


chinorider0

join:2008-08-08
Chino Hills, CA

Possibly but it acts like the DVR is accessing the external HD on a random basis. Under 'normal' use of the external HD, there is virtually no sound but once or twice an hour, it sounds like the HD spins up for a few seconds and stops. I confirmed the spinning sound is the external HD



keyboards

join:2001-02-14
Doylestown, PA

said by chinorider0:

Possibly but it acts like the DVR is accessing the external HD on a random basis. Under 'normal' use of the external HD, there is virtually no sound but once or twice an hour, it sounds like the HD spins up for a few seconds and stops. I confirmed the spinning sound is the external HD

The DVR is continuously accessing the active hard drive. Whetrher you are watching, recording, or doing nothing. That is how it maintains a one hour buffer for each tuner.
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chinorider0

join:2008-08-08
Chino Hills, CA

Thanks for the info. Is there a way to make the internal HD the active device ?


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

said by chinorider0:

Thanks for the info. Is there a way to make the internal HD the active device ?

Nope, by default it records to external HD until full then goes to internal, no changing it.


keyboards

join:2001-02-14
Doylestown, PA
reply to chinorider0

said by chinorider0:

Thanks for the info. Is there a way to make the internal HD the active device ?

As was said it defaults to external.

If you eject and disconnect the external drive it will revert to internal and you can always reconnect the external drive without loss of recordings. A pain in the butt but will cause the internal drive to be active.
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