- Sep 10, 2006
I’m a new Dish customer and I think I just killed my 4TB hard drive when I tried to connect it to my Hopper 3. It said it began the formatting process and an hour later I came back, saw no indication that formatting was continuing, and tried to move some recordings to the new drive. It said there was none connected. I waited a while longer, unplugged the drive and tried it in two laptops, which could not see it. The Hopper doesn’t see it either when I plug it back in. Did I unplug it too soon? How long does it take for a Hopper 3 to format a 4TB drive and is there any indication when it is done? The drive was working this morning before I tried this. Thanks!