My Humax Forum » Freeview HD » HDR FOX T2

HDD Test

(7 posts)
  1. User has not uploaded an avatar

    Martin Liddle

    special member
    Joined: Feb '11
    Posts: 3,689

    online

    Anybody tried the HDD test that is new at 1.02.27 on the HDR? I tried it last night as an experiment. For about half an hour the progress bar was moving but then it the stopped and there was no obvious movement. I left it for a couple of hours and when I came back there was no obvious sign of progress; putting my ear lose to the box I couldn't hear any obvious disk activity. As some recordings for my parter were due to start in a few minutes and I wasn't sure if they would be affected I tried to stop the test; what is the correct way to stop the test? Would scheduled recordings have taken place? In the end I put the box into and out of standby which cleared the test display. How long should the test take on a 1TB HDR? The on screen message says "May take a few minutes" but that sound optimistic to me.

    | Fri 13 Apr 2012 10:50:04 #1 |
  2. Barry

    Barry

    senior admin
    Joined: Feb '11
    Posts: 10,565

    offline

    Only got HDR T2 500 units, the test on them takes approx 60 seconds. If successfully completed message on screen:

    HDD Test Pass
    No defects are found.

    and you press OK to clear message.

    There is no way to cancel once started as far as I know.

    | Fri 13 Apr 2012 12:58:53 #2 |
  3. User has not uploaded an avatar

    Martin Liddle

    special member
    Joined: Feb '11
    Posts: 3,689

    online

    Barry - 10 minutes ago  » 
    Only got HDR T2 500 units, the test on them takes approx 60 seconds.

    Thanks Barry. Do we know what it is testing? 60 seconds is too short for a surface scan and I thought it wasn't feasible to run e2fsck with the humaxtv application loaded due to insufficent memory.

    | Fri 13 Apr 2012 13:12:49 #3 |
  4. Barry

    Barry

    senior admin
    Joined: Feb '11
    Posts: 10,565

    offline

    No detailed information was given on this, it is presumed that the test utilises the HDD built in diagnostics.

    | Fri 13 Apr 2012 13:56:52 #4 |
  5. User has not uploaded an avatar

    Martin Liddle

    special member
    Joined: Feb '11
    Posts: 3,689

    online

    Treid the HDD Test again and this time it completed without error in about 50 seconds.

    | Fri 13 Apr 2012 16:51:59 #5 |
  6. ezra pound

    ezra pound

    special member
    Joined: Mar '11
    Posts: 173

    offline

    It has been reported that the HHD test 'hangs' as in #1 when testing a 2TB drive, obviously not a problem for Humax as they don't fit 2TB drives, but they should have tested 1TB

    | Sat 14 Apr 2012 17:07:15 #6 |
  7. Barry

    Barry

    senior admin
    Joined: Feb '11
    Posts: 10,565

    offline

    ezra pound - 16 hours ago  » 
    It has been reported that the HHD test 'hangs' as in #1 when testing a 2TB drive

    For accuracy 2TB HDD and customised firmware.

    | Sun 15 Apr 2012 10:02:00 #7 |

RSS feed for this topic

Reply

You must log in to post.