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Tue, Aug 21, 2018 10:40 PM
What is the internal storage capacity to Directv's HR44/500? 500gb? Or 1tb?
ACE - Expert
2 years ago
The internal storage of a Genie (HR34, HR44, HR54) is 1TB.
Regular HDDVR since the HR22 has 500GB.
Genie-2 (HS17) has 2TB.
Genie can work with other HDDVRS to increase tuners and recording space.
Genie-2 forbids other HDDVRS so hard caps capability from that restriction.
Some more info as many people who check the storage capacity are planning on using an external hard drive.
Directv boxes only support external eSATA hard drives.
The internal hard drive is disabled while the external is connected, so you want it to be larger to make it worth it.
Regular HDDVRs support up to 2TB external.
Genies was up to 4TB as of last official listing from Directv. But in practice many have used larger so doesn't seem to be a max limit for the Genies, unlike regular HDDVRs.
Recordings are encrypted to the DVR, so moving the hard drive or replacing the DVR means your recordings do not transfer.