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No replay after recording - 1000S

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  1. Humaxit

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    My first attempt at recording a program using Humax Freesat HD with Freetime HB-1000S box seems to have failed. I used a blank/empty external hdd (Hitachi_DK23FB-4 40GB hdd formatted as NTFS) connected via USB. The Humax box seemed to accept the disk and confirmed that it had space and it also appears to have recorded as scheduled. However it will not replay what appears to be recorded.

    Checking the disk contents with a PC (File Explorer under Windows 8.1) shows:
    3 folders
    1 x .tsr folder with: 40 x hts files each 90,000+ KB, 1 x hjm file and 1 x nts file
    1 x .recycleBin folder - empty
    1 x Video folder - empty
    plus
    1 x .mountchk file
    1 x .pvr_reg_info file
    Total 3.36GB (approx 10% of available disk space)

    However the Humax box says that: 1) The disk is full & 2) You have no recordings
    Why?
    Should the USB hdd be formatted as ext3 not NTFS ?

    | Sun 8 Nov 2015 18:29:57 #1 |
  2. grahamlthompson

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    NTFS is correct, I vaguely remember somewhere that a minimum of 160GB is required. In addition to the recording space a time shift buffer file is also required (3hrs HD storage if I remember correctly).

    See the faqs for further details.

    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/list-of-hb-1000s-faqs-with-links

    | Sun 8 Nov 2015 18:38:50 #2 |
  3. Humaxit

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    Thanks Graham - guess I'll trash my collection of smaller/redundant HDDs

    I did some research before I tried but couldn't find anything definitive.
    You'd have thought this was something easy for Humax to spec?

    | Sun 8 Nov 2015 18:49:31 #3 |
  4. REPASSAC

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    REPASSAC - 11 seconds ago  » 

    Humaxit - 4 minutes ago  » 
    Thanks Graham - guess I'll trash my collection of smaller/redundant HDDs

    I did some research before I tried but couldn't find anything definitive.
    You'd have thought this was something easy for Humax to spec?

    If you are going to trash any disk with possible personal info, my advice is to hard format it, then render it unreaderable with a club hammer. Then take it to recycling.

    | Sun 8 Nov 2015 18:57:43 #4 |
  5. grahamlthompson

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    If you think about it, a channel like Channel 4 HD has a bitrate of around 8mbps. A 3hr buffer would require about 10GB of storage (25% of your disk space), add in the space required by the OS, you won't have much left

    Not much Humax can do about that, I haven't seen a Hard Disk that small for years, must be an antique

    | Sun 8 Nov 2015 19:04:11 #5 |

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