Hello all. I am now using CW_EPG in a new HTPC running under W7 Home Premium 64-bit. It controls 3x HDHR3 (6 tuners total) and everything is nearly perfect.
Of course, I'm writing here to inquire with other CW_EPG users about the single point of imperfection The problem:
I have 1 SSD to run the OS and all programs (including CW_EPG), and 3 SATA HDDs running in AHCI mode for the storage of HD scheduled captures. In CW_EPG I have configured the 6 HDHR tuners so that the recording destinations are split equally among the 3 HDDs as follows:
HDD1: recording destination for 2 HDHR tuners (out of 6)
HDD2: recording destination for 2 HDHR tuners (out of 6)
HDD3: recording destination for 2 HDHR tuners (out of 6)
The problem is that recordings that are made by tuners set to HDD3 are never done. HDD3 has never received any of the recordings, even though CW_EPG schedules everything properly, and detects HDD3 as a viable recording destination.
Everything seems okay with HDD3 from a system point of view. The HTPC BIOS recognizes the drive, W7 sees the drive (and all its data), and I can read and write data to and from the drive without issue, so there appears to be no I/O problems.
For now, I have eliminated HDD3 as a recording destination in CW_EPG, and rely solely on HDD1 and HDD2 to receive all scheduled captures.
However... there is something different about HDD3, relative to HDDs 1 and 2, and this may be related to the problem.
HDDs 1 & 2 are brand-new Seagate Barracuda Green (5900RPM) 1TB SATA3 drives, and feature the newer Advanced Format (4K).
HDD3 is a used 1.5TB Samsung drive from 2009 that I had laying around, SATA2, 5400RPM, and is not Advanced Format.
When I built the HTPC, the new Seagate HDDs were formatted in Windows 7 with the MBR option, not GPT. The Samsung was originally formatted for its use in Windows XP Pro SP3 x86, which only recognizes MBR. I never thought to reformat the Samsung in Windows 7, which maybe I should do.
Anyway, everything else with CW_EPG in the new HTPC is just peachy. I just thought I'd share my experience of migrating CW_EPG from WinXP x86 to W7 x64 for those who may be interested.
And finally, thanks to the CW_EPG developers for a great DVR application. This is still great stuff