My VIP722 is acting a little funny so I thought I'd do a Spinrite on it. I had ran it on the 722 before but I thought it shouldn't be an issue. The problem I ran into was just getting the drive to spin up when connected to my PC. I have a little kit for running bare drives that I've use many time before but when I connected the SATA power cable, the drive didn't spin up. Nothing I tried including connecting it to my desktop PC would get it to spin up. I initially thought the drive completely froze. When I put it back in the dvr it spun right up. So what I ended up having to do is let the DVR get the drive up and running then unplug the SATA cable from the DVR and connect it to the PC that is running SR. Why wouldn't the drive spin unless completely connected to the DVR????
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12/13/11 at 12:40am