Sorry to hear you had problems with the EHD. I have had multiple EHD's and have upgraded serveral times, with no problems, and never losing a show or series in the process. Recently just added two 2TB drives to each 722, as well as each family member having thier own 1TB drives, everyboby plans on upgrading soon. Dish supports way more than just a handful of EHD drives. The 211 isn't that much of a problem, turning into a DVR. Just helped my 91yr old Grandmother with it over the phone. She dropped her 510d, and turned her 211k, into a DVR, by adding the EHD, she was very surprised just how simple it was, and was extremely pleased she did it herself.