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External Hard Drive Not Staying Connected

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by js0873, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Mar 5, 2018 #121 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    I AM WRITING THIS IN ALL CAPITOL LETTERS NOT TO SHOUTJUST TO LET PEEPS ME HAPPY PUPPY. THE COPY PROCEDURE WORKED! THE RECORDINGS PLAY GREAT.

    I am glad that I did not format the external hard drive that had my recordings on. Eventually I will keep backing up the external hard drive to the computer. I am more happier that I purchased the Linux Mint programme since this actually worked. Also so eady to get time permission. Now I installed Mint in another and configured this installation to boot I to Root.

    ME HAPPY!!!


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  2. Mar 6, 2018 #122 of 135
    P Smith

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    now if you'll find a way to pull names of the shows, you could start making a library of EHDs with dedicated categories: Romantic, Horror, Sitcom, XXX .... :)
     
  3. Mar 6, 2018 #123 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    I never did notice the names of the tv shows. As long as I can see the shows using my external hard drive with Hopper me be a happy puppy.


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  4. Mar 8, 2018 #124 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    What won't a SSD work on a Dish Hopper?


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  5. Mar 9, 2018 #125 of 135
    P Smith

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    it should, but the type of drive is not technically and economically fit the purpose of DVR storage:
    - no support of TRIM cmd
    - 24/7 load
    - too high price $/GB

    if you like to spend little more money for H's HDD - buy 1-2 TB 2.5" SATA HDD with less noise, less power, less heat
    or regular 2+ TB 3.5" HDD with 5400 RPM
     
  6. Mar 9, 2018 #126 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    I guess that is true. Good answer.


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  7. Spice Girl

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    Well now the so called supported hard drive is not seen by Hopper. When remove this drive and connect the drive there is no on screen thingie asking to format the drive.

    The tiny light in the drive is not blinking off and on like before.

    My Linux computer recognizes the hard drive and all the recordings. So the hard drive is fine.

    (Now the light is blinking again.)

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    Last edited: Apr 23, 2018
  8. P Smith

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    i would try another USB port on H and/or other shorter USB cable.
     
  9. Spice Girl

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    Well I read here if one removes their smart card and re inserts the card this would work. it did. Now all is well. Again.


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  10. P Smith

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    Good tip !
    We should spread the knowledge - I've seen a lot of posts about EHD re-connection issue...
     
  11. Spice Girl

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    Weird that this is such a common problem.


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  12. fredi

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    Following. Seems like there is hope in moving my recordings from the EHD on my Vip 722k to a Walley EHD. Is there a tutorial on line describing the best way to do this?
     
  13. P Smith

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    Really ? Have you seen the table ? EHD compatibility same account.JPG
     
  14. fredi

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    I have and even sent it to dishdepot who insist it can be done. I want to get a Wally to get rid of the $15 DVR fee. (Dish Outdoor)
     
  15. P Smith

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    That would be first time news ... don't forget to post follow up !
     

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