My r15 receiver went out and I need to burn some recordings that are left on the hard drive. I took out the hard drive and put it in the new receiver Directv sent and it booted fine and I brought up the recordings list but when I hit play it came back "access card invalid". I'm assuming its because I recorded these with the old card. Someone told me the drives are software coded to match the receiver and I don't need the card to access the list. Thought about external enclosure for the drive to give it power and connection but USB ports aren't active. On the HD receivers there is an ESATA port that would probably work but I have to upgrade to HD to get one. There are multimedia drives for sale that when you hook up to USB the software with it activates the USB ports. So my question is "How can I make the USB ports active?" or "What's the easiest way to access my recordings?"