External (SATA) Hard Disk Drive (eHDD) Discussions for HDPVR 630 - See post 1 - Page 17 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #241 of 248 (permalink) Old 2019-04-26, 09:23 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 498
If you really like the 630 you should just replace the stock drive after failure. the downside is that you will have to reformat the eSata drive as well
frenchophile is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #242 of 248 (permalink) Old 2019-04-26, 06:01 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 450
I have an unlimited warranty on the 630. Bad news to hear that the recordings on the external drive will go away if the internal HDD dies.
RuralRouter is online now  
post #243 of 248 (permalink) Old 2019-04-27, 11:03 AM
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by frenchophile View Post
If you really like the 630 you should just replace the stock drive after failure. the downside is that you will have to reformat the eSata drive as well
What kind of drive would be used to replace the 630 internal drive?
goalsgo is offline  
 
post #244 of 248 (permalink) Old 2019-05-14, 06:45 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 450
Question Does firmware 56.05 support eSATA hotplug

I was unable to find the original post regarding eSATA hotplug. I did find an old text shown below that referenced the original post.

I wonder since we get the occasional Hydro One power failure.

Does the current firmware release 56.05 support eSATA hotplug?
Maybe this is not relevant to my concern about the reboot of the receiver at maybe not exactly the same time the external hard drive reboots. This is a concern when we go on vacation and expect the recordings to work as expected.

Quote:
"eSATA hotplug is not supported in this release, meaning the receiver must be rebooted if a drive is connected or disconnected."

Last edited by RuralRouter; 2019-05-14 at 08:01 AM.
RuralRouter is online now  
post #245 of 248 (permalink) Old 2019-05-14, 10:03 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Shaw Direct Product Development Lead
Posts: 119
Yes, hot plug support was added in the software release just after the launch of External Hard Drive support, back in 2012. One of my first software release deployments!
RuralRouter likes this.
k801809 is offline  
post #246 of 248 (permalink) Old 2019-05-14, 10:25 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 450
Interesting. When I connected my new 1 TB external hard drive to the 56.05 PVR630, the connected HDD did not cause the 630 to notice. I held down the 630 on/off button to restart the 630. After it restarted, a screen appeared to notice the HDD and went on to format the drive.
RuralRouter is online now  
post #247 of 248 (permalink) Old 2019-05-14, 10:36 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Shaw Direct Product Development Lead
Posts: 119
Ah, I should have clarified - hot plug is enabled only after the drive is formatted to the receiver. A reboot would be required for initial setup, then you're good to go.
RuralRouter likes this.
k801809 is offline  
post #248 of 248 (permalink) Old 2019-05-17, 12:03 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 450
Thumbs up External Drive OK after 630 restart

My wife told me that she was watching a recorded show on the 630 while cruising the guide. The 630 went into re-start. All well after that. The point is that the external drive remained or re-connected with the 630 without the user noticing.
RuralRouter is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome