Ext Hard Drive for Wally

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Do I need to use a EHD with a external power supply or a portable one powered by USB for Wally.



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Do I need to use a EHD with a external power supply or a portable one powered by USB for Wally.



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The official documentation from Dish states that the EHD needs to have its own power source. That being said, I have used EHD's without a power source and they will work, but it is not officially supported.
 
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This seems like a high price for a 1TB drive. You can get a Western Digital MyBook 3TB powered EHD for $99 at Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-my-book-3tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-with-hardware-encryption-black/5605522.p?skuId=5605522
Understand that. The EHD (Seegate) in the DISH Tailgate site says it doesn't need power supply. So I got the Seegate 2TB version from Best Buy several months ago for $70.00. It works good the last time I talked to my Uncle about it.
 

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I'm using a Samsung 500 GB portable SSD as I didn't want the noise of spinning rust. So far so good. I don't record much so the capacity seems adequate.

Looking over the Wally manual I noted that it was written about five years ago and SSD drives have come a long way in that time so I figured the manual is a bit dated in that regard.
 
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