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Western digital for 622 to 722 transfer

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by spiderman, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. spiderman

    spiderman New Member

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    Any suggestions on making a western digital passport 250g work with the USB feature on these receivers. I tried a Western Digital MyBook Pro 1Tb, but apparently that is a dual disk that is not compatible. I just keep getting you have connected a device that is not supported or the drive is not recognized.
     
  2. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

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    The max supported drive is 750 gig. Your 250 gig uses power from the USB port which I understand from others, does not work. You need to use a drive that has its own power supply. I use the Maxtor One Touch series with no problems. There was a thread a while back that lists most available drives and user experiences with them. You should be able to find it with a search.

    I assume you have enabled the EHD feature by calling Dish and paying the $40 fee.
     
  3. Rob Glasser

    Rob Glasser Hall Of Fame Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I know that my USB Powered Passport drive also has a port on it for a power supply. It didn't come with one but I'm guessing you could buy one. At that point the passport drive may work. Just a guess.
     
  4. Bill R

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    Rob is correct. I'm not using one now but I have tried one with an external power supply and it worked fine.
     
  5. mscroggi

    mscroggi AllStar

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    Actually on one of the tech forums the 750G limit was explained. It isnt really a limit at all.. the limitation is that there can only be a single drive in the enclosure, and at the time of the announcement, 750G was the largest single drives you could buy.. Others on the boards are getting 1TB drives to work.

     
  6. Bill R

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    I would not use a 1 TB drive until DISH says it is officially supported. I know people that used one and had no problems UNTIL they went over storage of 750 GBs. To me it is just not worth the risk of losing that many recorded programs.
     

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