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ehd for hopper3

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by bryan001, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. bryan001

    bryan001 New Member

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    Am having trouble finding a western digital my book av dvr expander for the hopper3. Did wd stop making them, the ones i have found are either used or very expensive.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    you could use practically any USB enclosure as EHD for H
    no need to hunt just for one model
    one practical advice - buy an enclosure with good return policy and no restocking fee (Fry's) if it will not recognize/work or have dropouts
     
  3. dmspen

    dmspen Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    all you need is ANY external drive that has its own power supply. I currently have 2 old WD 500gb externals and a 1.5 TB external (connected to H3). The older ones I used for moving stuff when I got the H3. I also recommend USB 3.0. The transfer speeds are way better.
     
  4. camo

    camo Godfather

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    Powered USB hub ( has external AC power supply) I've been told will work on any self powered USB drives also. That's about all they have anymore.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    don't forget to get a power adapter with sufficient load, at least 5VDC 2A, for the purpose
     
  6. oljim

    oljim Godfather

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    Newegg has WD 2TB my book referbs for $65
     
  7. camo

    camo Godfather

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    This powered hub works paired with WD passport

    Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs included 5V/2.5A power
    WD 2TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBYFT0020BBK-WESN

    One thing I found, if recordings are in progress while installing new EHD it doesn't seem to want to completely format. Tuning off all recordings in progress works best.
     
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