Archives for: November 2005, 15


  08:20:19 pm, by The Dreamer   , 58 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware

"Number 7" is alive!

The transplant went smoothly, without incident.

The hard part was remembering how to go through setup again, to get everything back to the way it was. Or that some of the shows that I record on this box...aren't airing in the next 2 weeks....

Wonder if I'll do a similar transplant when it comes time to do "Number 6". :|

  03:12:06 pm, by The Dreamer   , 280 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware

Seagate 300GB OEM Drive from


I've hit the UPS Package Tracking page a few times today, hoping to see when they'll give an ETA for this drive.

And, now it shows a "Scheduled Delivery" for November 16th (tomorrow).

That's good....though I've pretty much settled on using the Seagate 250GB OEM Drive from that I got earlier this month for my WiRNS/DVArchive server as the new drive for my dead ReplayTV.

The drive was only being used for DVArchive storage...and this morning I started moving shows from it to my other DVArchive server. Then at 9:20, DVARchive quit....because its one of the days that Retrospect is schedule to run (at 9:30). DVArchive normally isn't restarted until 16:30, but I knew it would be done before then (since it only backs up my C: drive, which isn't that big.) But, I planned on coming home for a late lunch and restarting DVArchive on moving the remainder.

In the gap between 9:20 and 9:30, I decided a few other shows could go to another DVArchive storage area to help with things. Those files went to the C drive, because it is faster to copy between C and one of the firewire drives than between firewire drives (should be obvious why, eh? :>> )

Anyways....the remaining DVArchive move was done before I finished lunch, so I started to prep for the RTVpatch (delete the old partition, let the computer bluescreen -- which it always does when I exit 'Computer Management') And, then the actual patch operation should be pretty quick and that'll leave the actual drive swap for when I get home tonight.

I guess I really wanted all the extra drives hanging off of gumby to be 300GB drives :!:

  07:42:41 am, by The Dreamer   , 354 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, DVDs / NetFlix another OneTouch II


The stuff on my main desktop has grown to exceed the capacity of the current Maxtor OneTouch II that the system is backed up to. So, it is time to get another drive. I'm also thinking that I'll switch the connections to USB 2.0 from Firewire. Though that may involve the addition of another USB 2.0 hub.

I had intended to get this around this time, though the recent spat of drive failures wasn't part of the plan. Plus there was also the plan to upgrade the first drive [120GB] in my main desktop. But, I guess now I'm going to wait for 500GB drives to come down in price. :P

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Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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