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EHD Priority with 2 Connected

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by dbrakob, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. dbrakob

    dbrakob Godfather

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    Hope someone may have the answer. I have an EHD connected to my 722 via the back usb port. If I were to get a second EHD setup for my 722 what would happen when I connected that to the front usb port? Does one have priority? or would this cause problems?
     
  2. EXTACAMO

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    I'm pretty sure you can only connect one EHD.
     
  3. Bill R

    Bill R Hall Of Fame

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    As EXTACAMO said you can only connect one at a time. You can use a USB switch to connect several external drives and select the drive you wish to use. Do a search on this board to find information on USB switches that some of us use.
     
  4. dbrakob

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    So anybody know what would happen if I connected the second to the front USB port? Would my DVR freeze up, would I get an error message or would one have priority and still be useable?
     
  5. EXTACAMO

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    I don't know. You could try it and see what happens. Then report your results here. I think I read some where on this board that only one USB port is active for data transfer at any one time.
     
  6. ChuckA

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    You get an error message saying you can only use one USB device at a time. I tried using an EHD and a PocketDish at the same time one day. The receiver was not harmed (lock up or anything) and the error message went away when I unplugged the second device.
     

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