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Hopper Internal Replacement Drive List
First some caveats... I know the Hopper is fairly new, most are leased, and it's easy to get a replacement from Dish whether owned or leased. I bought a HWS and want to be proactive by setting aside a replacement internal hard drive now while they're still available on the market (admittedly conjecture, but 722 and 722k replacement drives are very scarce now and as I said, I want to be proactive). I have had bad experience with the quality of Dish refurbs and estimate that after the a year has passed without failure that 5 or so years down the road the most likely point of failure for my Hopper will be the hard drive. I don't want to take the risk of getting an otherwise defective refurb should I experience a diagnosable hard drive failure with my current non-refurbed unit.
What I've learned by Googling is that the hard drive used in the Hopper and HWS is likely a 2TB Seagate Pipeline hard drive. No specific model number has surfaced. Looking online for that generic drive spec leads to only sale listings stating this drive has been discontinued.
So, finally!, my question is whether there is any expertise out there as to available hard drive models that will serve as workable (I know the Dish Hopper firmware will only recognize certain drives) spares for my HWS internal drive?
03-23-2013 02:35 PM
If your worried about the internal HD crashing, just move all your recordings to an ehd as you record them, Then if your Hopper dies, you will still have access to all your recordings. Trying to replace an internal drive will void any warrantee.
Even if the Hopper is owned, Dish will replace it very quickly. I wouldn't be concerned about replacing an Internal Hard Drive, let alone having one on hand as a replacement.
Unless your name is Haller...
Originally Posted by garys
There is a list available for DVR receivers prior to the Hopper over on the Yahoo group DishMod. But I have not seen the list updated any time recently, and definitely saw no mention of suitable disks for the Hopper in email messages themselves. Good luck!
I'm just trying to imagine keeping the same Dish receiver for 5+ years.
A Houseful of Samsung TVs - 55" 8500 Series LED LCD | 32" 5500 Series LED LCD | 32" LN32A450 LCD | Dish Network 1000.4/Eastern Arc | 1 Hopper/2 Joey | SilverSensor ZHD-TV1 OTA Antennas
OK...now the Hopper's PROTECTED ICONS are making cameos on the info screen...can we PLEASE put them back where they BELONG?
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