External Hard drive ??

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  2. P Smith

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    First - does your HS17 have eSATA port for connect external drive ?
    Second - WD Purple drives are good for DVR, but if the exactly model is new - no one could give you rundown for it
     
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    Yes I does have esata just double checked

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    HS17 -500

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    Thanks all

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    Question, i understand you can only view 1 storage device at a time but can you move programs from 1 storage disk to the other like a gaming system (ps4)?

    I purched a few movies didn't want to "loose" them
    ..or it would be easier to access on the new storage

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    No you can not move programs from one disk to another --only solution is 1.rerecord the programs to the "NEW" ESATA Disk or REMOVE the ESATA --and reboot from the internal drive to view the content on that drive.

    That's your only choice
     
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  11. P Smith

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    If I would challenged, I would write my own program to serve such requests. It's doable.
     
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    When you can write a program that runs in the Genie 2 and perform such a transfer, let us know. Until that time, it isn't useful to suggest it. Nobody is going want to disassemble their Genie 2 (not a trivial task) to transfer files.
     
  13. P Smith

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    Take it easy !

    The program would run on a PC !
    Check threads about Copy or Expand DTV DVR drives!

    [I'm puzzled to see how dish user would interpret simple things here, woah!]
     
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    Yeah, theoretically it should be possible to copy the contents of the original HDD over to the new one.

    Of course, this would involve "busting it out" of the DVR and connecting both drives to a PC and booting with the appropriate software.

    I've no direct experience with that proper procedure, but paid to have it performed on an old HR years ago.

    The only recent experience I've had is with a standalone cloner and cloning same-sized drives having already been removed from their external devices.

    I should also add that that cloning device procedure fails on the HR when using different sized drives - even when cloning from smaller SSD to larger HDD.
     
  15. P Smith

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    Not in case of using eSATA connected drives
     
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    That's why recommended a procedure, developed by us here, which works perfectly for all directions (if a content allow to fit) and described in details and variants in a few threads extensively.
     
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    And how would that PC get access to the content on either drive allowing the user to move the programs they want from one drive to the other?
    I'm puzzled why someone who considers them self an Engineer doesn't think more than a step or two ahead of what they are offering as a solution. Have you read the stories about getting access to the guts of the HS17? Software isn't worth the storage it consumes if you can't reasonably use it.
     
  18. P Smith

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    Would we avoid going around ?
     
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    Delroy is referring to copying content off of the internal drive. Is that accessible without opening the case and disconnecting the drive from the receiver?
     
  20. P Smith

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    Nope. Hence, I would prefer use external drives as many DTV users, see Rich's posts.
    It's same way as mentioned the process of copying or expanding DVR drives.
     

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