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Hopper External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by HD IS MY LIFE, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 24, 2012 #41 of 148
    txsrooster

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    I purchased a new enclosure moved the hard drive to it, it still fails to recognize it. So I will race you to the fix.
     
  2. Mar 24, 2012 #42 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    You will win! Short of buying new hard drives, I'm lost. My wife is anxious to get to her stuff on the one in the bedroom!

    Scott
     
  3. Mar 24, 2012 #43 of 148
    WynsWrld98

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    Did u unplug for 30 seconds then come up? My install was today my EHD from 722 recognized with all programs show up on Hopper and Joey after I unplugged and booted up Hopper.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2012 #44 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    Yes. I unplugged and waited. I unplugged, waited, and swapped ports, too. Every permutation of this I could think of I've done. My wife is going to kill me for doing this and losing all her shows. I could care less about my stuff.

    Scott
     
  5. Mar 24, 2012 #45 of 148
    wtrjock

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    Sounds like your Hopper might be broke. My EHD works great. Did you look under My Hopper on the DVR screen? You should see External Drive 1.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2012 #46 of 148
    steff3

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    Are the EHD's plug and play or do I need to completly power down the Hopper > connect and power up the EHD> power back up Hopper?
     
  7. Mar 24, 2012 #47 of 148
    tommiet

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    I can play back my recordings on my external hard drive now!!!!! No need to transfer to view.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2012 #48 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    Both Hoppers? The same way? Yep, I look there every time I change something.

    Scott
     
  9. Mar 24, 2012 #49 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    Told you you'd be fixed before me.

    Edit... actually, I didn't tell you that. ;)

    Scott
     
  10. Mar 25, 2012 #50 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    One drive is dead--it doesn't spin up, even when connected to the computer. The other drive is alive, spins up, and I get configuration information and show the partition table from my computer. On either Joey, that drive initializes (lights blink) during a reset of either Hopper, once the Hopper has finished starting, it doesn't see the drive. So, I guess I should call support again in the morning. Fun stuff. :)

    Scott
     
  11. Mar 25, 2012 #51 of 148
    P Smith

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    If you can - try use same [working] drive in different enclosure or just USB-SATA adapter.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2012 #52 of 148
    barken

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    Any update from users on the ability to connect more than 1 EHD to the h2k? Currently I have 3 EHDs connected via switch to USB port on 722. The 722 recognizes the EHD I have selected (can't select more than 1 at a time).
     
  13. Mar 25, 2012 #53 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    That's a good suggestion. I did just that last night as I have an enclosure and separate USB adapter. I first tried it on the drive that wouldn't spin: it's indeed dead. I did the same thing with the drive that spins and it is still recognized by Windows (can't read anything but the partition table). I'm gonna call support to see if there is something I'm missing and if not, I'm going to just buy a two terabit drive (user guide says it will work on a Hopper). It's funny, you do all you can to make sure everything is backed up, then boom! In an instant, it's all gone. At least it was just TV! (I did lose Michael Schumacher's last race for Ferrari, though... :()

    Scott
     
  14. Mar 25, 2012 #54 of 148
    Grandude

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    One thing you might try. I had a couple of old WD drives a number of years ago that wouldn't spin up. In all cases I was able to get them to start by holding them in my hand with power applied and giving them a quick twist back and forth.

    Second. Some drives require more start up current than supplied by separate enclosures. I had one that way. I was able to find an enclosure that would work. It had four(4) leads from the power brick instead of the more common coax power connector.

    Third. Have you called Dish to make sure that they have done a rehit to your system with your previous house code? (This for the drive that is spinning OK) A DIRT member should be able to help.
     
  15. Mar 25, 2012 #55 of 148
    domingos35

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    can i use an external hard drive that was previously used with a Vip 211 receiver?
     
  16. Mar 25, 2012 #56 of 148
    Grandude

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    I would presume so. It will have to be reformatted to the Hopper. Format is different on the 211s as compared to the 611/711s which work without reformatting.

    It would be nice if there was some way to recover the saved programs from a 211 EHD to a VIP/Hopper drive. Maybe someone will write and app to do this.
     
  17. Mar 25, 2012 #57 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    Brian,

    I'm hanging on until at least 12-21-12, too. ;)

    1 and 2. Yep. Tried that. The drives, believe it or not are IDE, I have an adapter for that, too. Separate power, too. I even thought the adapter might be USB 1, but it shows as 2 on the computer.

    3. Software is S204 NACB 3/23/2012 7:34PM, last status update was 3/25 7:06AM. I'm calling them now because I've also got LNB drift on 129. I had to stay up to watch F1 this morning as it wouldn't record. 129 22 locks but gets no name on tuner 1.

    Scott
     
  18. Mar 25, 2012 #58 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    I called Dish support.

    1. If the issue with the dropped signal comes back (it will), they want me to call to schedule a tech.

    2. EHD not recognized is a known problem that they say will be fixed in the next software update sometime this week. They say some drives are recognized, some are not.

    So... here I sit. :) I'm not upset. I realize this is on the bleeding edge so, what's happening now, will be fixed. :)

    Scott
     
  19. Mar 28, 2012 #59 of 148
    barken

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    Has anyone successfully connected more than one EHD to a h2k?

    Can the joeys use the multiple EHDs?
     
  20. Mar 28, 2012 #60 of 148
    patmurphey

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    Don't know about 2 EHDs, but the Joeys can see the EHD of whichever Hopper it's connected to in a 2 Hopper setup.
     

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