Advice Needed Digiquest 6670HD

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Hello everyone I'm looking for help. I have a digiquest 6670hd and coupled too it a Western Digital 1TB hard drive.
My problem is. The receiver will only download up to 8% of the hard drives capacity. When it reaches 8% it stops recording to the drive.
I can record to a separate USB stick and transfer the file to the drive via my laptop to the drive no problem, and the drive accepts it pushing it beyond the 8%.
I have tried reformatting etc. to no avail. I would greatly appreciate any advice and help anyone has to offer. Many thanks.

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Are you able to record multiple times to the drive ?
If so then you have reached the maximum size for a single file, which will be slightly more than 125GB
 
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What is the maximum capacity of USB stick you have used successfully?
When you have filled the HDD with more than 8% does the reeiver play the files?
What file type have you formatted the HDD to OR was it in the receiver?
Have you a smaller capacity HDD to try?
I have a strong suspicion that 1TB is above the maximum size that the receiver supports (from the symptoms only 80G:cool: - do you have a user manual for it - the only one I can find online is in Spanish?
 
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Are you able to record multiple times to the drive ?
If so then you have reached the maximum size for a single file, which will be slightly more than 125GB
That would be a recording of 30 to 60 hours in HD
 
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Are you able to record multiple times to the drive ?
If so then you have reached the maximum size for a single file, which will be slightly more than 125GB
Yes i have been able to record multiple times.
 
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What is the maximum capacity of USB stick you have used successfully?
When you have filled the HDD with more than 8% does the reeiver play the files?
What file type have you formatted the HDD to OR was it in the receiver?
Have you a smaller capacity HDD to try?
I have a strong suspicion that 1TB is above the maximum size that the receiver supports (from the symptoms only 80G:cool: - do you have a user manual for it - the only one I can find online is in Spanish?
Hi.
The size of the USB stick is 32g.
The receiver does play the files.
The HDD is formatted to NTFS and I changed the file management system from GPT to MBR as the receiver wouldn't recognise GPT.
I have a manual but makes no reference to the HDD size etc.
Unfortunately I do not have a smaller HDD
Since I have copied more files to the HDD via my laptop, the receiver has now decided that I have to view the files in the File List/ Video instead of File List /Record which it always did before and is much easier to access and is straight forward to use.
I know this receiver is quite old. Do you know if there is an upgrade available or can anyone recommend a receiver which can handle a 1TB HHD if I decide to cure the receivers problems with a large hammer.[/QUOTE]
 
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From what Davem said (and my own experience with the TM5402 M3) I suspect the issue is the file type that the HDD is formatted to use - can't remember which it was but there's info here:
- What’s the Difference Between FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS?
- What's the Difference Between FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS? | ilicomm
- Restriction on file transfer size to external hard drive?

I think I will now have to reformat the drives I put inside the 2x TMs - unless, of course, their OS does it automatically, and then I'm "stuck"! May be the same for you!
 
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Which 1TB WD drive model is it ?
 
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Then you won't be able to do anything about it. Passports have their own format for transfer, encryption and password matching.

They are also notoriously troublesome.
 
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Then you won't be able to do anything about it. Passports have their own format for transfer, encryption and password matching.

They are also notoriously troublesome.
I beg to differ, unless you are thinking of some Specific model of a WD Passport.
 
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I just looked and it seems WD are now adding Hardware 256Bit encryption to the Passport range now, that's a bit sneaky of them and crap.
However that will not cause any issues between the Host Device (Sat Box/PC) to the Drive. The only issue is for any data recovery or if you manually set a password as you will need to have the WD Software running to enter the password, which obviously you cannot do on a sat box.

You cannot remove the drives on a lot of these 2.5" based drives over the past few years as they do not have native SATA but USB directly on to the controller board. So a bit pointless removing them from their enclosure.
 
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