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EHD question

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by azbohunter, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. azbohunter

    azbohunter New Member

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    Will this work for DVR with the 211K

    Western Digital My Book Essentials 1TB
    USB 3.0 Desktop Black Hard Drives -
    WDBACW0010HBK-NESN

    $59.00
     
  2. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Check to make sure the EHD is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Otherwise, it will work. Please let me know if you have further questions. Thanks.

     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    so far all USB 3.0 are backward compatible
     
  4. azbohunter

    azbohunter New Member

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    This is what I have found and I know nothing to very little about this stuff!
    Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
    Western Digital My Book Essentials 1TB
    USB 3.0 Desktop Black Hard Drives -
    WDBACW0010HBK-NESN

    Connectivity today; speed for tomorrow
    Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
    Automatic, continuous backup
    Hardware encryption, password protection,Data Transfer Rate on USB 480Mbits/s
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    - it's USB 2.0 value
     
  6. satcrazy

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    Great...
    Ummm
    Nice price.

    Where can I get this?

    thanks
     
  7. azbohunter

    azbohunter New Member

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    It was on a special at Fry's Electronics but not sure it is available??? I ordered it for a store pickup but have not been there yet!
     
  8. rovenorth

    rovenorth Cool Member

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    I'm curious, azbohunter, whether you purchased this unit, are using it, and what your impressions are. It looks to me like a good match with the 211K, at a nice price.
     
  9. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

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    Crap "In Store Only" and I'm hundreds of miles from the nearest Fry's :(
     
  10. azbohunter

    azbohunter New Member

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    I ordered it for in store pickup in Phoenix,AZ and was told I would receive a confirmation email as to availability and never did, so I assumed it was not available???
     
  11. rovenorth

    rovenorth Cool Member

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    Well by golly, I just got back from Fry's! Stopped along the way to let my dogs have a run, and one got a real good shot of skunk juice. Hope it isn't some kind of omen! Skunks in broad daylight ... that just ain't fair.

    I will post a follow up on this; could be someone out there will be interested. It seems there's no consensus on the "best" external hard drive for the 211K (or I suppose any other Dish receiver for that matter), but I did search around quite a lot on the Internet and saw there are some happy "I hooked it up and it worked!" users out there.

    Current Fry's price here in Disneyland (aka California) is $69. They've got a fifteen day satisfaction guarantee on hard drives (their usual period on all sorts of merchandise is thirty days), so I'm going to put it through its paces asap.

    These forums are terrific ... I've been learning a lot ... thanks to all ...
     
  12. rovenorth

    rovenorth Cool Member

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    Gosh darn it, I'll ask your forgiveness, I am new to posting. I think a section of my last post got omitted. Anyway, abh, maybe give the Phoenix store a call? Local Fry's says they have plenty. I happened to ask before making the drive. Best wishes ...
     
  13. azbohunter

    azbohunter New Member

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    Went to the local Fry's yesterday in Phoenix and they have it in stock but would not honor my online order for pickup price. Was told it was a one day sale only and had to be picked up that day. I explained that I never got the confirmation email for pickup but no one would listen to my crying!
    I have an older WD but is only 80GB, just curious if that would work and how much HD it would hold? Anyone? I have read 10-12 GB per hour...just thought it might be worth trying just for a movie or ball game or two.
    Thanks
     
  14. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    One hour of High action HD recording is closer to 2-4gb.
     
  15. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    As long as you go with setups made by hard drive manufacturers you should be okay. I've found that third party configurations often use drives that are OEM and as such, the warranties are somewhat more difficult to resolve.

    It isn't like over on the other side of the fence where choosing the right combination seems to have risen to the level of an art form.
     
  16. rovenorth

    rovenorth Cool Member

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    Dang it, I am sorry to read they wouldn't honor that price for you with the mixup and all, ABH. For what it's worth, so far so good with mine. A nice unit. I'm willing to bet a buck it'll come up on sale again.

    Scouring around the Internet, I also saw there were a fair number of others with comparable specs at comparable prices.

    Best ...
     

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