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freymann

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Can you put a drive into a Media Director?
« on: March 08, 2008, 12:32:20 am »
When I get around to building my two media directors for use upstairs in the living room and the other in the master bedroom...

The one in the living room...

I want to put in that box another PVR150MCE card with MCE ird remote/blaster, to access the satellite receiver up there, to which I believe is doable?

And since I have this 500GB IDE internal hard drive kicking around, would I be able to format it EXT3 with a swap partition, and add that to the media director and use it for recording TV or storing/serving media throughout the system?

I'll end up with a "core" downstairs, which is the main server
250GB Sata HD and Sata DVD Burner
PVR150MCE + MCE remote/blaster
Bell Satellite Dish connected to PVR card composite inputs
Regular antenna to the PVR card antenna input
Gyro Mouse

A Media Director in the upstairs living room
500GB IDE Drive?
PVR150MCE + MCE remote/blaster
Bell Satellite Dish connected to PVR card composite inputs
Regular antenna to the PVR card antenna input
Gyro Mouse

And finally a Media Director in the master bedroom that is strictly for viewing.

Will that float?

orionsune

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Re: Can you put a drive into a Media Director?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008, 02:00:55 am »
yes you can add a drive to an MD, on boot it will detect it and ask you how to use it like any other drive or network share...


and yes, i see no problems with your initial setup..
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freymann

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Re: Can you put a drive into a Media Director?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 02:35:26 am »
yes you can add a drive to an MD, on boot it will detect it and ask you how to use it like any other drive or network share...

and yes, i see no problems with your initial setup..

 Thank-you for the confirmation. I thought things would work like that, from what I've read, but wanted to make sure.

 Tomorrow I'll partition and format the 500GB IDE drive and plan to use it in the upstairs system. That will be great! It will provide me with a media storage drive independant of the "core" in case all hell breaks loose with it.

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Re: Can you put a drive into a Media Director?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 04:38:41 am »
Smart move.. i keep my media isolated from the core as well...
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