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post #211 of 225 (permalink) Old 2016-03-06, 01:04 AM
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@sammey : USB is not used for eHDDs. SATA is utilized, but very few people have an eHDD on the 9865 because it has 1TB iHDD and media shrink which is enough room for almost everybody.

After all, this is supposed to be a time-shifting device and not an archiving device. It's not typically a matter of if an HDD will fail but when.

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Thanks 57, knew you would set me straight.

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Hi all,

I am hoping to get some advice. I have had the next box 3 for about 6 months now and its been great. Recently just have not had much time to catch up on my recorded shows and so the pvr is filling up. I was thinking of attaching an external drive. I have read all of the posts in this thread and some people have said that it works with the next box 3. I have an old Samsung 2.5" drive from an old laptop that died.(I know laptop drives are not recommended, but hoping this might work with what I got rather then buying a new drive) A few days ago I ordered this external enclosure from best buy and got it yesterday. Very few enclosures these days with esata.

Startech 2.5 Inch ESATA USB External Hard Drive Enclosure for SATA HDD (SAT2510BU2E) - Black : Storage Accessories - Best Buy Canada

I installed my drive into it and connected to my pc via usb to make sure it works and detected the drive. I then used Disk Management to remove the partitions, I now have 1 "unallocated space" of about 450gb and another "unallocated space" of about 511mb.(don't remember the exact numbers right now)

I connect the drive to my next box via esata and use the usb power cable to plug into one of the usb ports on the back of the next box for power. The next box sees the drive and asks to format it, I hit yes and then it confirms I hit yes and nothing happens. The next box is then unresponsive, channel pvr or guide. I left overnight about 6 hours and same. I rebooted the next box and it asks me again to format the drive. tried twice and same. Remove drive and reboot and pvr is ok.

My next step on the weekend was to maybe try formatting the partition to fat32 as one user mentioned and try. The other is to try to somehow merge the two "unallocated spaces" disk management in windows did not seem to have the option for that, maybe try a third party tool. I was also thinking of using a usb wall adapter, instead of the usb on the back of the nextbox for power.

Any other suggestions or advice would be helpful. Thanks.
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Just wanted to follow up.

So I tried the drive with my phone USB adapter and the next box 3 asked me to format again. I said yes and yes to confirm.
Then I tried my guide and it was working and not frozen. My kid wanted to watch a movie on Netflix, so I left the box on and turned on Netflix on my smart TV, cartoon movie was about 90 min long. After it was over I exited Netflix, hoping to see a completed msg on the screen for the format, but nothing. I checked my guide and still working, checked my PVR and there it was, percent used went down about 30% , about what I expected for a 500gb add on. Maybe the msg came up and went away while the TV was on Netflix, not sure, but at least it works, now just to test some recordings.
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Nextbox 3.0 External 2TB or 3TB Hard drives

Hi Guys,

I want to add additional storage space to my Nextbox. I have been using a 1 TB hard drive but want to upgrade to 2 or 3TB. Can anyone confirm which model #'s work with the Nextbox 3.0? Thanks.
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@carmaster2017 : I've moved your post to this existing thread on the topic. You may wish to read some of the recent pages of this thread. I have the following comments.

1. Although I'm not sure, the firmware may limit you to a total of 2TB, so adding a larger drive may not provide any additional storage.

2. Since the 9865 uses "media shrink" you already have hundreds of hours of programme-recording ability. Most people don't even bother adding an eHDD because the internal 1TB HDD is more than adequate for the PVR's intended use.

3. The PVRs are not intended to be utilized as an archiving device. They are time-shifting devices. It's not a matter of IF a HDD will fail, but rather WHEN, so I'd hate to see you think you've got an archive when a HDD fails, which it will inevitably do.

4. If you wish to have an archive, you would need to consider something like the Hauppauge HDPVR (an HTPC to which your recordings can be copied)

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Thanks. So I guess a 2TB will work. I am looking at the Western Digital Blue 2TB WK20EZRZ. Do you know if this will work?
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The WD Blues and Blacks have worked for most people. Note that I stated a TOTAL of 2 TB, which you already have (1TB iHDD, 1TB eHDD). I'm not sure if that limitation still exists, but it did a while back and it may still be in place. I'm not aware of anyone who's gone beyond 2TB total.

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Thanks. Where can I confirm if the PVR will read the extra 2TB?
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Don't know if it can be done but, from a reliability viewpoint, it might be better to replace the internal hard drive with a 2TB model. From my experience, external drives tend to fail or go off line much more often than internal drives. I've also seen external drives impact overall PVR reliability.
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post #222 of 225 (permalink) Old 2017-09-11, 12:31 AM
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@balrajuppal . Is that some sort of question? Or a statement? Do you have an eHDD on your 8642? Please do not be stingy with words to explain your problem or statement.

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Rogers 8642 External SATA Drive Upgrade

I just wanted to confirm that I have successfully upgraded my Rogers 8642 box with an External SATA drive. My 8642 has an existing 500GB internal drive, and I didn't want to lose my existing recordings or bother with trying to clone the drive.

The external drive that I used is a Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX in a Vantec NexStar 6G NST-366SU3-BK Enclosure, and it is working well so far.
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I have a problem with my neighbour's 9865HD Nextbox. Setting up a new TV, I must've disconnected the external drive I'd installed years ago. Although the Nextbox has power, the power button is dark and has no effect. The display is also blank. The TV gets no output from the box.

I disconnected power, reconnected the drive, reconnected the power cord. No effect. I did the same while keeping the power button pressed; still no effect.

What should I do now?

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1. Make sure the power adaptor for the 9865 is properly plugged in at both ends.

2. Make sure the RF-coax is properly connected to the proper input on the 9865.

3. Try it without the eHDD connected.

4. When you power up the box you should see "boot" or some numbers, etc on the box display.

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