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Is using this hard drive to expand my HR20 storage capacity is as simple as plugging it in to the USB port on the HR20? What happens to the shows I currently have stored on my HR20 internal HD? Thanks in advance!
 

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greenwave said:
Is using this hard drive to expand my HR20 storage capacity is as simple as plugging it in to the USB port on the HR20?
Yes.

Connect the HD (unpowered) to the DVR. reboot your DVR. While the DVR is "off", turn on power (or plug in) the HD. DVR should recognize it when it finishes rebooting.

greenwave said:
What happens to the shows I currently have stored on my HR20 internal HD? Thanks in advance!
They will remain on the internal HD, but as long as you have the external HD connected, you won't have access to them. If you disconnect the external HD, you will have access to them again.
 

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Thanks. That is very helpful. I assume once the HD is connected, all future recordings will be stored on it, and not the internal HD?
 

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NOPE! USB won't work. You will need an eSATA cable and plug it into the eSATA port.

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greenwave said:
Is using this hard drive to expand my HR20 storage capacity is as simple as plugging it in to the USB port on the HR20? What happens to the shows I currently have stored on my HR20 internal HD? Thanks in advance!
 

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njmurvin said:
USB? I thought it was eSATA.
NorfolkBruh said:
NOPE! USB won't work. You will need an eSATA cable and plug it into the eSATA port.
Yep, totally glossed over that little aspect of the question.

Use the eSATA port on the back.
 

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spartanstew said:
Yep, totally glossed over that little aspect of the question.

Use the eSATA port on the back.
Warranty issue aside, if you are not objected to opening up the case, replacing the internal drive is a piece of cake. I had some issues with the drive externally using the recommended ANTEC MX-1 case with my HR21-100, I had constant freezes and lockups, bit the bullet and cracked the case and put the drive internally, it's been perfect.

Just an FYI:
 

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