211k and EHD

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by satcrazy, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. satcrazy

    satcrazy Icon

    Mar 15, 2011
    Any recommended brand on a EHD for a 211k?

    Must be USB [ 3?] connection with it's own power supply, right?

  2. thomasjk

    thomasjk Legend

    Jan 10, 2006
    For 211 it only needs to be USB 2.0 though USB 3.0 should also work. Needs its own PS. I prefer WD. Max size supported is 2TB.
  3. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Seaside Oregon
    I have used both. I have the old WD 500G HDD and also a power dub for my Toshiba 1 tb portable HDD. But the HDD has to be powered.
  4. STDog

    STDog Legend

    Mar 22, 2007
    Rocket City
    While Dish will only support drives in a powered enclosure, I've been using a 2.5" bus powered drive with a powered hub for 5 years on a ViP 211.

    W/o the powered hub it was detected, formatted, receiver would reboot and present an error. The $5 powered hub fixed that.

    Oddly, the 211k I have worked fine with just the drive (500GB Seagate Free Agent Go Flex). That was limited testing though, just a few days.

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