Hopper External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by HD IS MY LIFE, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 28, 2012 #61 of 148
    P Smith

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    These are clients... only a server [h2k] support EHD connection.

    Use a USB hub for connect up to four EHDs - his ancestor [922] can serve multiple EHD that way.
     
  2. Mar 28, 2012 #62 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    If by Friday this compatibility between different hard drive types isn't resolved, I'm just going to go out and get two, two terabit drives and be done with it. As it stands now, everything BUT my EHD issue has been resolved so I'm happy with the installation. PTAT is the shiznit.

    "ancestor"... that's funny, sir!

    Scott

    Edit: I'm probably going to introduce another issue today: a Sling adapter is arriving. This is fun stuff. I truly love the bleeding edge!
     
  3. Mar 28, 2012 #63 of 148
    P Smith

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    Give them a call - demand the EHD's hit !
     
  4. Mar 28, 2012 #64 of 148
    steff3

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    Is there any lag using a USB EHD? I was using eSATA with D* but really don't know if there is a difference with USB or not. Thanks.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2012 #65 of 148
    Rsmith7226

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    So if I upgrade to a hopper will I be able to hook up a external hard drive to my 722 and copy all of my recorded shows and play them on the hopper?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2012 #66 of 148
    patmurphey

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    It was slow on the old 622/722 setup, but on the Hopper the EHD seems to operate about as fast and smoothly as the internal drive. The information is cached on the menu, so that you have immediate access.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2012 #67 of 148
    steff3

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    Great, thanks Pat! I will give it a try.....
     
  8. Mar 28, 2012 #68 of 148
    domingos35

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    u should be able to
     
  9. Mar 28, 2012 #69 of 148
    dunkonu23

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    Got it and no joy. At least the Sling Adapter is working with only minor workarounds on the iOS apps for iPhone and iPad. Seems it doesn't like changing channels but once. It's cool, just go to the guide and hit Live TV. The channel you want will play. Haven't tried DVR access, yet.

    Scott
     
  10. Mar 28, 2012 #70 of 148
    barken

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    I should have been more clear. I understand the joey is a client. What I meant to ask was, can the joey see two EHDs connected to the h2k?
     
  11. Mar 30, 2012 #71 of 148
    steff3

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    Can't get my Hopper/Joey to see my EHD. TT dock w/ Western HDD. This worked fine on my old D* boxes. Even tried unplugging power from system, powering up EHD first then powering back up the Hopper...still nothing. Anyone having issues with these ext. docks from ThermalTake (Black X)?
     
  12. Mar 30, 2012 #72 of 148
    vicki2365

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    I have 2 external hard drives connected to my hopper one from a 922 and one from a 612 and they both kept all the shows on them and all work perfect. Now if I could just record something other than prime time because it says I reached my limit. It's a software problem.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2012 #73 of 148
    vicki2365

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    No reformat external hard drives from former dish recievers do not reformat on the hopper. I connected 2 external HD on the back of my hopper and both kept all programming
     
  14. Mar 30, 2012 #74 of 148
    vicki2365

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    Yes you can I already added to external Hard drives from my 922's to one hopper on the back connections and both kept their progams
     
  15. Mar 30, 2012 #75 of 148
    vicki2365

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    If you had an external on your 722 and all your shows are in the Ecternal you just plug it into the back of the hopper and everything is there.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2012 #76 of 148
    turbo240z

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    I had 2 722k and used 1 external drive to back up both DVR's. I now have 2 hoppers and was able to restore or watch the shows from the external drives on / to both hoppers.

    I tried the esata port and they are not enabled. I get this feature is not active... something like that.

    For the person with the question on what's the difference between esata and usb port. The esata run's the same speed as the internal sata drive so it's very fast. Also faster than USB 3.0 hard drive. I don't know if the Hoppers have a USB 3.0 ports?
     
  17. Apr 3, 2012 #77 of 148
    tcatdbs

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    EXT HD question... do they function the same as on a 722, no ability at all to organize content. Sure would be nice to be able add/edit folders as you can on the internal drive.
     
  18. Apr 4, 2012 #78 of 148
    chriscpmtmp

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    By restore, do you mean copy from the EHD to the internal Hopper drive? If that is what u mean, how do you do it? I can play EHD content, but don't see how to move it yet.

     
  19. Apr 4, 2012 #79 of 148
    P Smith

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    There is no restore per se. It's a MOVE. That mean you cannot have more them ONE instance of recording.
    It's a move to EHD and it's move from EHD.
     
  20. Apr 4, 2012 #80 of 148
    BobaBird

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    That's because it's not on the DVR menu where the rest of EHD management is controlled. You have to go to the main menu, 2nd row, and look for something similar to Media Transfer.

    This is a useability design flaw carried over from the 922.
     

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