722 to Hopper 3 Upgrade - Will I Lose all my EHD recordings? Yes or No? Anyone Know.

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  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    where is the BS came from?! have you read tech info posted here ? how H/ViP partitioning the EHD ?
    when H asking to reformat it, it does not mean what you posted
    it use SAME filesystem. SAME way to store records and IT IS backward compatible !
     
  2. STDog

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    That was 7 months ago. Did you bother to read the rest of the thread?

    At that time the H3 would often say it needed formating snd if you did, you lost everything.

    If you said no, and retried (with rehits from CSRs) it would eventually work.

    I don't remember now (7 months later) the discussion that lead to the belief that the H3 was using a different partitioning scheme (GPT instead of MBR) and/or filesystem.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    eventually, you did correct yourself - bravo ! :)

    [FYI, "re-hit" doesn't change the EHD's filesystem and way to store records and backward compatibility ;)]
     
  4. kucharsk

    kucharsk Godfather

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    I upgraded from a 722 to a Hopper 3 and the EHD lost zero content.
     
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  5. lbeck

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    I'm another guy with hundreds of recordings on my vip 722 EHD and wanting to upgrade to the Hopper 3.

    When Dish ships my Hopper 3 will I be able to hook up my EHD to check it out, then refuse it if my recordings won't transfer? I have several EHDs and could transfer the best stuff to them if it's a matter of 722 -> Hopper3 -> Different EHD.

    I'm really tempted to upgrade to the H3, but like the starter of this thread, I'm concerned about losing my HDD video library.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it should work, if no gremlins living in your house
     
  7. lbeck

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    Well, I bit the bullet and a tech is coming by tomorrow to install my Hopper 3 and remove my 722. I was hoping to keep them both temporarily and return the 722 after everything is transferred. So now I need to figure out how to preserve my video library on my EHD and on the resident hdd of the 722. I'm assuming that I now need to transfer all of my stuff from the internal HDD to the EHD and then the Hopper will find it once connected.

    Crossing my fingers....
     
  8. JamesDD

    JamesDD New Member

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    Ibeck - how did it go???
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    well known method - keep many EHD with a label [Soap opera, Sitcom, Friends, HoC, etc] and do transfer to appropriate EHD of each show according the label
     

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