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Question Wait to upgrade hard-drive?

Just got Direct tv installed yesterday. I have ordered a new 120 hr replacement hard-drive from Weeknees. Expect in in a couple of days, and would probably install wednesday, or thursday.

My question is, is there any reason to wait a certain amount of time before doing this, such as my unit getting info from the satellite, software up grades, guide date, etc. Would swapping hard-drives, when it is still getting info (which I understand can take several days) have any adverse affects?

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If you were copying your existing drive to a new one, it might make sense to wait a couple of days (as per the "Hinsdale" upgrade instructions).

But if you're getting a new drive that is going to replace your existing one... I dont see any advantage. Just swap it out.

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I had a DVR40 die about 25 days after purchase, if you upgrade the drive immediately you void the warranty. I waited a couple of months on my new one before I upgraded so I knew it was a solid unit.

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I had a DVR40 die about 25 days after purchase, if you upgrade the drive immediately you void the warranty. I waited a couple of months on my new one before I upgraded so I knew it was a solid unit.


I was so excited about getting Direct tv, and in such a hurry, I didnt think about that. I may put the new hardrive on the shelf for a few weeks for installing. Thanks for the info.

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I waited until my warranty had expired, and replaced the stock drive with a new, larger one. It's nice to have a ready-to-play backup to fall upon if needed.

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Doing the upgrade without saving the recordings is quicker and easier. If you wait too long, you might have some recordings on there that you don't want to lose. I would wait at least a week, to make sure you don't have a defective unit, and upgrade then.

I wouldn't be too worried about voiding the warranty. The #1 failure is the hard drive anyway, so once you do an upgrade (AND KEEP AN IMAGE OF THE ORIGINAL DRIVE AS A BACKUP!!!) you will be able to fix the number one problem anyway.

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