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USB Hard Drive on VIP722

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by johnasmith, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. johnasmith

    johnasmith New Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    I called Dish this morning and paid $40 for them to activate my VIP722 USB port. I was told to wait 15 minites but I waited an hour before rebooting the 722. I then plugged in a 160 gig WD Passport. I left it for 3 hours listening to it going "click click" thinking it was being formatted. Realizing that was long enough I plugged it into my PC but it was still readable under Windows. In the 722 menu under Multimedia the USB box says "no USB device detected". Do I need to delete the existing format before plugging in the drive?
  2. Bill R

    Bill R Hall Of Fame

    Dec 20, 2002

    Is the WD passport powered from the USB port? If so, you can't use it that way. ALL external drives must have their own power supply.

    Once you get the correct drive (or a power supply for the one you have) all you need to do is plug the drive in and you will be asked if you want to format it. It only takes a few minutes and then you will be able to use it.
  3. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    The Passport is a USB port powered drive. Won't work without a power supply.
  4. johnasmith

    johnasmith New Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    Quite right. I plugged it into a powered hub and it took off. However, I think the hub is slowing the data transfer since playback quality stinks. Looks like I will have to get a different drive. Thanks for the help.
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Wheree is you get this ?

    If you have one host and one device, what would be a factor to slow down your only one connection ?

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