Just updated my busted 500GB iHDD on my Netbox 2.0 8642HD3 with a WD Red 1TB WD10EFRX.
1. Are you using RTN or SARA firmware?
RTN (not SARA for sure).
2. What was the size of the original HDD (160, 320, 500)
WD Green 500GB WD5000AVDS
3. Did you do anything to the drive before insertion (computer format, change dips, etc).
Absolutely nothing. Unplugged old iHDD. Took the WD red out of the plastic pouch and plugged it in. Did not change and jumpers, etc.
4. Make/model of new drive
WD Red NAS 1TB - WD10EFRX
5. Firmware version number
188.8.131.52 dated June 9, 2017
6. Anything else you may feel is relevant
The iHDD has failed but the box was still working. The only issued is I could not record anymore. Every time I tried to record, I would get the following message "Recording failed - duplicate recording failed" despite the fact that in the "my recordings" menu, PVR showed no recordings and no scheduled recording as well as PVR usage at 0.00%.
Called Rogers tech support yesterday evening and after doing basic checks, they wanted me to swap the box I owned with a rental one... nice try. They did not know what was the problem. They told me to have the box checked at the Rogers store to see what was the problem. Of course, when I went to the store this morning, they did not know ho to check the box. So my gut feeling was the iHDD had gone south and reading this thread from the beginning, it appears I could change it fairly easily. So I did and everything is fixed now. I can record two threads at a time and schedule recordings.
I plugged the iHDD in, plugged the TV Cable feed in the Cable in connector, so the box could download the OS onto the iHDD automatically. Plugged in the box and just sat back and relaxed. The box restarted a few times and everything came up nicely by itself. Not tweaking of any sort.
I hope it helps anyone looking at upgrading their Netbox 2.0 8642HD3 with a WD Red 1TB WD10EFRX.
Have a great day!