Hopper External Hard Drive

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  1. Mar 17, 2012 #21 of 148
    P Smith

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    For similar questions remember one basic thing - the h2k based on 922, that means many basic limits/functions are the same.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2012 #22 of 148
    duffasaurus

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    Yes, the EHD from the 722 is working fine on the Hopper!
     
  3. Mar 18, 2012 #23 of 148
    wtrjock

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    I have a 1tb external drive from my 722 that is working fine. When you go to the dvr screen you select External Drive 1 under the My Hopper menu and all the recordings are there. I also copied about 10 recordings last night without issue.

    The external drive 1 label makes me think we might be able to used multiple external drives. I one have 1 with plenty of space left.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 #24 of 148
    P Smith

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    As known, the h2k is based on 922, you should use up to four EHD, using USB hub.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 #25 of 148
    WynsWrld98

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    Would a dual docking station like this qualify as a "USB hub"?: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1346&ID=2047 (I'm asking because I already have one these laying around that I'm not using)

    Also, is the USB connection on the Hopper USB 2.0 or 3.0? I hope 3.0 but I tend to doubt it...
     
  6. Mar 18, 2012 #26 of 148
    P Smith

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    If your PC seen it as two drives, then the DVR could works too, but for sure you need to test on real h2k. It's USB 2.0 ports.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2012 #27 of 148
    WynsWrld98

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    Yeah my PC does see both drives with this docking station each with a drive letter so sounds like it should work. Off topic but does the 722 DVR also support USB hubs? If so I could try it with my current 722 DVR (plan on upgrading to Hopper/Joey soon).
     
  8. Mar 19, 2012 #28 of 148
    tommiet

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    Please help me... Other than moving to a single DVR, what would a Hopper and 2 Joeys give me that I don't have now with my 722 and my 612. I have both mirror'd to another TV.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2012 #29 of 148
    P Smith

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    We cant. You're posting the question what totally off-topic. :nono2:
     
  10. Mar 19, 2012 #30 of 148
    Joe Bernardi

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    You would have HD on 3 TVs, ability to record all 4 networks in prime time on one tuner (assuming you get HD locals through Dish) while still having two other tuners available, whole house DVR (pause a program in one room and pick it up in another), do all your recording on one DVR with the ability to watch it on any of 3 TVs (no more duplicating timers on two receivers).

    IMHO, a better picture quality. HDTV now looks about as good to me as it did ten years ago when I started with Dish HD.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2012 #31 of 148
    bnborg

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    I have a similar USB 3.0 dual bay docking station by Cavalry. A PC sees it as a hub with the two drives to it.

    My 722K only sees one drive if two are in it. If the docking station is turned on with two in it the DVR will either pick one at random or say it is an unsupported device. If the drives are inserted one at a time, the 722K will see only the first one.
     
  12. Mar 20, 2012 #32 of 148
    P Smith

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    It's only 922 can get up to four EHD. Perhaps H2k will too.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2012 #33 of 148
    bnborg

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    I know.

    I was just reporting the results of my tests.
     
  14. Mar 22, 2012 #34 of 148
    txsrooster

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    So I am getting ready for my install today and am copying all my recorded shows from the 722 yesterday. Everything fine. Get up this morning to move some of last nights recordings to my EHD and the 722 shuts down flashes a think vertical white line and boots back up. I go to check to see if the recordings moved and it says if I want to use the hard drive I need to format it..are all my recordings gone? I did not say yes to format the drive.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2012 #35 of 148
    P Smith

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    You don't need post your question in many threads - you did open new one for the issue ...

    Reading, searching will help you find a solution.
     
  16. Mar 22, 2012 #36 of 148
    txsrooster

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    i searched and after page 6 of results of EHD results that did not match my problem, I posted here. Then thought maybe I should post in the 722 section sense maybe someone there had experience with the same. Did not post in "Many". But thanks for replying to both..your help is greatfully appreciated.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2012 #37 of 148
    P Smith

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    Try toi search for "EHD format"...
     
  18. Mar 22, 2012 #38 of 148
    txsrooster

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    Thanks for the search suggestion, it narrowed down the results considerably. I will post the outcome once I either fix it or fling it. :grin:
     
  19. Mar 22, 2012 #39 of 148
    P Smith

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    Don't bother.
    You're on a hook of DIRTeam. ;)
     
  20. Mar 24, 2012 #40 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    I had two Hoppers and two Joeys installed yesterday. I upgraded from VIP receivers. Each had an EHD attached and both were functional until the upgrade. Unfortunately, neither hard drive works, now. The Hoppers do not recognize the drives. I called Dish last night asking about this. They said to wait 24 hours. I waited. Still no EHD on either Hopper.

    I've tried different USB ports, swapping drives from one Hopper to the other. Power down resets. I find the likelihood of two EHD's that had been working fine failing in exactly the same way on different devices to be remote.

    Any suggestions?

    Scott
     

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