External HDD with the Hopper 3 (1 Viewer)


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Mar 15, 2009
I have a Hopper 2 w/sling and am upgrading to the Hopper 3. I also have a
WD 1TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBYNN0010BBK-WESN external drive and it is powered on a separate hub. It works well - no issues.

Question. I am transferring all of my recording to it so I can restore them to the new Hopper 3. Is there anything I "must do" to enable this EHDD to the new Hopper 3 since it may be paired somehow with my Hopper 2 unit? I believe Disk locks them so they can't be given it to someone else or passed around ... makes sense.

I just need to be sure that it will transfer or if the tech needs to do something when he is here.

Thank you.


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You need do nothing. The EHD will just work with the H3.

But wait three days or more for the new receiver to settle in before trying to make the transfer. Or just watch them directly from the EHD.

EHDs are locked to the account, not the receiver. No one else will have your account number married to their receiver.

Keep using the powered hub.
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