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Topic # 150609 28-Jul-2014 13:15
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Has anyone replaced the hard drive in a Dish Tv T1050 pvr , either the same size or larger ? Any info or tricks to the format or size limit ?

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Chris

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Reply # 1097120 28-Jul-2014 14:12
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I put a 1TB drive in mine and has worked fine.  Under settings formatted it. Cant remember what the actual setting was but all worked well.  Easy to replace.  Just remember you are voiding your warranty so only do it at your risk and be prepared to accept a dead machine if anything goes wrong.  I took that chance on mine and worked well but that may not always be the case so just be aware of no warranty




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  Reply # 1110251 18-Aug-2014 08:44
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Hi Guys 

We don't recommend you doing this yourself especially if your product is still under Warranty, as this will void it and we will not be able to take care of it if this is the case.

 




 

 

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  Reply # 1111010 19-Aug-2014 08:10
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The ST2000VM003 is the drive model I suggest.

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  Reply # 1112584 21-Aug-2014 08:21
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I have a similar but slightly different issue regarding the T1050 and HDDs - I want to use an external HDD with my PVR but am having issues getting the PVR to read it.  I have a Seagate expansion HDD (2Tb, powered) - I have reformatted it to FAT32 with 400gb partitions and while it is playing on my Note 10.1 it is being listed as "inactive" on my PVR.  The blue light on the HDD is coming on so I know it is powered and the PVR identifies that there are 5 external drives but that is as far as it goes - thoughts? (BTW - I plugged in a USB stick drive with GOT on it an it worked fine).

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  Reply # 1112674 21-Aug-2014 10:22
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Is it USB2 or USB3 I understand that USB2 will work.

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  Reply # 1112683 21-Aug-2014 10:49
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I'm just looking at the quick start guide for the HDD and it says "connect your drive to the blue USB 3.0 port. Also compatible with USB 2.0" so I guess it should be both.

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  Reply # 1112726 21-Aug-2014 11:31
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My bad - It may have been the Hills STB that is ony USB2

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  Reply # 1112805 21-Aug-2014 13:21
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The qucik start guide is for the Seagate Expansion HDD - the guide for the PVR doesn't seem to specify what USB version to use and actually mentions using that slot for "USB Firmware upgrade + HDD connection" so I am unsure what is going on.  If I select Media Manager I get a message saying "USB Drive not compatible" and when I check the drives themselves it says "FAT32 Not active" for the status of the drives.

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  Reply # 1112950 21-Aug-2014 16:34
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400gb FAT32 partitions?surprised Doesn't EXT3 work?

USB standards should be backwards compatible.

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  Reply # 1113089 21-Aug-2014 19:16
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I'm not sure what EXT3 is.  I formatted it in FAT32 (from NTFS) so that it would work on my Note 10.1 also - the size (400gb)was more down to my OCD - I had read somewhere that PVRs and Tablets didn't like reading any drive larger than 500gb so I erred on the side of caution.



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  Reply # 1114946 25-Aug-2014 09:23
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Thanks for the replys . the unit is well out of warranty I would expect .
Every time the unit is turned off and back on it says the hard drive is unreadable . It will not record programs from the guide until you manually hit record to make it do something and then on its all good . Well until the unit is turned off again . So I will put another drive in it and hope thats the fault otherwise its probably in the bin :( .
Overall its been reasonable unit , has a few unexplained issues but so long as it did not lose the recorded programs all the time I could live with it .

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Chris



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  Reply # 1115431 25-Aug-2014 18:56
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I went to swap the drive out today and found out mine has a 2.5 inch drive in it , not a 3.5 inch as the recommended drive in the post above . Guess they are not all the same .

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Reply # 1115445 25-Aug-2014 19:26
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they all have the 2.5drive even the S7090pvr.   on mine i used the 1TB drives for extra storage of tv series.  Only on out of warranty units though. 




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  Reply # 1115578 25-Aug-2014 23:49
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Sorry about that. I'm surprised to hear they put a 2.5" drive in there. There are 2.5" drives designed for PVRs but finding a 500gb or larger one in NZ may be difficult.

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  Reply # 1116979 28-Aug-2014 07:45
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Finally got this issue resolved - had to partition the drive down to 128gb blocks due to FAT32 and hey presto it now works perfectly ... now if I can just get the annoying "USB Drive Ready" message off the screen when the drive is in use I'll be sorted.

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