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AllStar
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I hooked an external drive to my 211. Nothing happened, when I pressed the DVR button on the remote, I received Error 958.

"The device connected has an unknown error and cannot be used as a DVR"

I should note that it was previously used for my PC, and still has files on it from my PC.
 

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EKB Editor
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The Dish receiver will format the EHD, so make sure you have another copy of any of those PC files you don't want to lose.
 

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EKB Editor
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Don't have a 211k to try. Seems odd it wouldn't have been upgraded around the same time, it at least hasn't appeared in the release notes, so it might be left as a user discovery.
 

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RichardParker II
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P Smith said:
Can't check for the 211k, but did 2 TB for 211 ... Did you try or just waiting a confirmation from someone else ? HDD prices is up 2x or 3x anyway.
I don't have a 2 TB disk but do have a 211k if you would like to cruise up 101 to SR with your 2 TB we could try it out.:grin:
 

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Cool Member
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Can I use one of those smaller (Playing card size) Disks say .5 TB that uses power to run it via the USB interface? I want to use it in my RV and there is not room for a larger disk! If not, other alternatives?
 

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Mr. FixAnything
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You could try (while it not recommended); I saw many of those enclosures - almost all of them has a connector for external power (round hole), if your have it, just buy +5VDC 0.5A [center wire positive] power brick.
 

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AllStar
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P Smith said:
Can't check for the 211k, but did 2 TB for 211 ... Did you try or just waiting a confirmation from someone else ? HDD prices is up 2x or 3x anyway.
Just tried a WD 2TB Elements powered drive with my 211K and it failed to recognize the drive, giving an error that the drive was incompatible.. I have the same 1TB drive on my 211k and have no issues . Guess I will be using the 2TB drive on my 722K..
 

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Mr. FixAnything
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dontech said:
Just tried a WD 2TB Elements powered drive with my 211K and it failed to recognize the drive, giving an error that the drive was incompatible.. I have the same 1TB drive on my 211k and have no issues . Guess I will be using the 2TB drive on my 722K..
That's bad news, perhaps the WD Elements is the culprit. I would try another USB enclosure with some well known good SATA-USB controller inside.
Can't imagine if FW of 211k is far behind of FW of 211.
 
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Has the external hard drive feature been activated on your account? Without this activation, you would not be able to use the EHD to convert the 211k to a DVR. The 722k doesn't require this activation. Please let me know. Thanks.

dontech said:
Just tried a WD 2TB Elements powered drive with my 211K and it failed to recognize the drive, giving an error that the drive was incompatible.. I have the same 1TB drive on my 211k and have no issues . Guess I will be using the 2TB drive on my 722K..
 
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