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DVR to hard drive
Posted 14 August 2009 - 01:22 PM
What must I do to get the hard drive recognized by the dvr and then record from the dvr to the hard drive?)
Posted 31 August 2009 - 04:29 PM
Also the EHD has to be reformatted (if this is a used drive with FAT or NTFS it will have to be wiped and reformatted to Dish' specifications). This will happen automatically after you agree to pay the one time $39.95 fee. The 800# to call shows up on the screen saver as one of the messages that float across the screen when the 622 is turned off.
Not all EHD's are compatible with a ViP DVR. I use a Seagate 1.5TB (which is larger than they recommend but it works). A compatible drive has to be fast enough to playback programming directly off the drive. It also has to be a single platter drive (i.e. not spanned). If you record mainly HD programming a 250gb drive will fill up before you know it.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:02 PM
Should be stated as single LUN drive, ie one spindle type.