Which EHD did you use for 211k as dvr conversion

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  1. Grippy

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    This post is directed to anyone that has successfully attached an EHD for DVR comversion on a 211k

    What external hard drive (EHD) did you use?

    Any information you can post about your EHD, process of connecting and performance will be a good thing.

    Please don't point me to any links that shows how to set it up. I know how. I want to read success stories by those that had success.

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  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Willful ignorance of already posted experience cannot be used for post such requests at Internet :(

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  4. NYDutch

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    I installed the Dish recommended WD MyBook AV 2TB drive on my 211k, called CS to activate the DVR features, and it works perfectly with no issues.
     
  5. Grippy

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    I don't understand what you mean. Please edit your post again to make it clear.
     
  6. Grippy

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  8. P Smith

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    wouldn't be more helpful to re-read posts ? the theme was covered last two years, at least
     
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    Question is, w/ all the current HD's available using USB 3.0, are they back-wards compatitble to the USB 2.0 Dish network requirement.
     
  11. P Smith

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    HDD in USB 3.0 enclosures backward compatible with USB 2.0 hosts by using proper USB cable.
     
  12. Grippy

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    Gee, Thanks for your help Wally. You're one of the good guys
     
  13. Grippy

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    Thanks. Can it be turned off and back on without having DISH reformat and redetect?

    Grippy
     
  14. P Smith

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    all EHD can be turned on/off, but you must do that by menu of 211/k/z as it it's system drive, not like an additional archival EHD as for 622/722/922/813/913
     
  15. Grippy

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    Thanks P Smith. One last question. Have you turned it off and back on via the menu? Was there any issue when you did that or was it transparent?
    Do you think if the drive is turned off in the menu power to the drive can be stopped afterward ? I am asking so I have as much info as possible so I don't make mistakes.
     
  16. P Smith

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    yes I did, many times, swapping many drives, used TT BlacX box
    no issues been discovered [that time it was 211 model] for a couple years of swapping drives
    yes, turn off power you will see special message when you could do that, IRD will reboot and will behave as regular receiver , not as DVR
     
  17. Grippy

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    You have been a great help. I have been using this device to learn the process

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002

    and it has been hit or miss. It wasn't my intention to use this as a permanent solution. I have a few drives in the closet and had hoped that my portable device would work better. I'm encouraged that you have success with the TT product and now I am altering my thought process. I would prefer to spend less on the TT product and use what I have then spend more on the WD solution. I am going to spend time over the weekend trying to get the Vantec product to work again and use the DISH software to start and stop the drive.

    Many Thanks !
     
  18. P Smith

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    I wouldn't recommend the adapter for DVR's end user; it's directed to workbench of IT guy;
    get something sturdy, not necessary TT dock, perhaps an enclosure with/without fan and WDC AV-GP drive
     
  19. NYDutch

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    My EHD gets completely powered down quite often, as does my 211k, since they're installed in my motorhome. I've never had a problem with either device when powering back up. The recordings on the EHD stay intact.
     

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