I've searched help boards all over the net for the last two days, and can't find an answer to my quandry, so I thought I'd consult my colleagues here at DBSTalk. The problem I'm having is with a Western Digital My Essential 1 TB USB external drive that had been connected to my Hopper. I transferred the recordings on the drive back to the Hopper. Now I want to re-use the drive as a standard removable USB external drive on my HP laptop (running Windows 7), but here's what came next: - I connected the drive to a USB port; the drive didn't show up in the "My Computer" window, but it did show up in the Disk Manager window -I used Disk Manager to reformat the drive -the drive then showed up in the My Computer window, but as a local drive, not as removable storage -the drive works fine as a local drive, but for backup reasons I really need it to show up as removable storage Has anyone had experience in this area? Any help would be profoundly appreciated. To the moderator: if this topic is not appropriate for these boards, please let me know.