Originally Posted by majiktrix9
so i just installed a 1TB WD10ealx into my motorola dct3416. i literally just took out old 160 drive and replaced it with new one. it immediately worked with zero programming etc. now that im in diag menu, it shows my HD, clearly identifies it as 1000GB WD10ealx. in "record capacity remaining" it shows 141GB
some of the other info on used space of HD....
System 242688 B
GPFS 1692672 B
DVR content 13 GB
dvr index 23631872 B
what do i need to do to assure i have as much available space as possible? is this a situation where i need to set the jumper between 5-6? im smart enough to be confident on a project like this, however im just shy of fully understanding all the menu/HD config etc.
can anyone help please?
Ummm...did you read my insanely documented, screenshot-filled Motorola DVR 1 TB HDD upgrade guide
It sounds to me like you just popped in a unformatted 1 TB HDD and are now surprised to see that it only has < 160 GB of space that it can use. That's expected, as Motorola DCT and DCH DVR's are hard-coded to format the internal Hard Disk Drive to a maximum size of 160 GB. The good news is that, because your DVR is already making use of this drive, it proves that your jumper settings are proper.
Now, if you pop an unformatted 1 TB hard drive into a Motorola DCX DVR, it will proceed to automatically format it (up to a maximum of 1 TB in size...I believe it won't even try to format any hard drive larger than 1 TB). But then you're stuck using a DCX box, which sucks balls (flaky software on the DCX is notorious for missing recordings and sometimes recording a black screen instead of your shows, etc...giant...bag...of...hurt).
Anyways, read the guide. Do what it says. Enjoy ~1 TB of recording space.