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Can I use the hard drive out of a 612 receiver as external drive for Hopper? Drive is 320mb sata. If so, what cables will I need.
 
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Maybe, if you buy a powered external enclosure for it. That’s probably about $20.

Or, you could buy a refurbished Western Digital 2TB My Book EHD from their Ebay store for less than $40.
 
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The min is fine - in fact 500 is industry standard now on desktops being sold for a min - 1TB typical.
Their 2TB max is just the sad part.. you can get 6TB really cheap at this point.
You pretty much have to stack 2TB drives.
 
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Maybe, if you buy a powered external enclosure for it. That’s probably about $20.

Or, you could buy a refurbished Western Digital 2TB My Book EHD from their Ebay store for less than $40.

The first and only time I bought a refurb was a 2 terabyte WD 3.5” from Newegg. It worked just long enough to move most of my content from the internal and retailer warranty to end. I still buy other refurb hardware but not drives.
 
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The first and only time I bought a refurb was a 2 terabyte WD 3.5” from Newegg. It worked just long enough to move most of my content from the internal and retailer warranty to end. I still buy other refurb hardware but not drives.

WD refurbs come with a 1 yr warranty
 
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Their 2TB max is just the sad part.. you can get 6TB really cheap at this point.
I stuck a 2 TB drive on the ViP 211 on our vacation account. That's almost 200 hours of HD recording space. Do you really need more on a single satellite tuner box? Okay, two if you count the ATSC tuner on most 211 variants.

Speaking of external drive enclosures, I miss the old inefficient LED drive activity indicators. The Sabent and the StarTech enclosures have blue LEDs that are really noticeable, even when stuck inside the entertainment center. Normally I'd stick this blue tape I have to mute the intensity, but I didn't bring it on vacation. Silly me...
 
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I stuck a 2 TB drive on the ViP 211 on our vacation account. That's almost 200 hours of HD recording space. Do you really need more on a single satellite tuner box? Okay, two if you count the ATSC tuner on most 211 variants.

Speaking of external drive enclosures, I miss the old inefficient LED drive activity indicators. The Sabent and the StarTech enclosures have blue LEDs that are really noticeable, even when stuck inside the entertainment center. Normally I'd stick this blue tape I have to mute the intensity, but I didn't bring it on vacation. Silly me...

I don't need it.. the ole lady needs it. To keep her happy with everything she records I can tell you more is better than less!
 

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