Got the new smartcard and installed OK. . . but when I go to access my 480gb of stored programs on this external hard drive it wants to reformat. This is since the "drive" is configured to work with another 622. I don't have another machine but I do have another EHD which the system "sees" as OK to work with. Two CSR support techs can't seem to do anything except replace the 622. The original machine ident won't work with the drive either (tried this by removing the purple Smartcard). So I conclude that there were changes initiated by the Smartcard installation the invalidated both the original internal code and the encrypting applied to the drive. I don't want to give up just yet on recovering the year's accumulation of programming which I want to keep. Has anyone got a work around? I know that this happened early in the 622 life when the EHD option was first activated in software. So I find it hard to believe that Dish doesn't have a fix.