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We have a Hopper 3; with U508 1/30/18 software. We also have 3 external EHDS connected. USB 3.0 to the rear 3.0 port (d1), 2.0 to the rear 2.0 port (d2) and a 3.0 connected to the front 2.0 port (d3). All of the hard drives can be seen and transfer recordings to and from the Hopper 3. Occasionally, the hopper does not recognize the drives. The day can start off with all drives seen and d2 or d3 will drop out and later in the day the drive or drives will return. There seem to be no reason the action.

When the 3.0 drive (d1) is connected to the rear 3.0 port; the Hopper to EHD transfer appears to be faster. The only constant is the USB 3.0 drive (d1); it is always present. A reset, the usual, will bring back the recognition of all drives.

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We have a Hopper 3; with U508 1/30/18 software. We also have 3 external EHDS connected. USB 3.0 to the rear 3.0 port (d1), 2.0 to the rear 2.0 port (d2) and a 3.0 connected to the front 2.0 port (d3). All of the hard drives can be seen and transfer recordings to and from the Hopper 3. Occasionally, the hopper does not recognize the drives. The day can start off with all drives seen and d2 or d3 will drop out and later in the day the drive or drives will return. There seem to be no reason the action.

When the 3.0 drive (d1) is connected to the rear 3.0 port; the Hopper to EHD transfer appears to be faster. The only constant is the USB 3.0 drive (d1); it is always present. A reset, the usual, will bring back the recognition of all drives.

Whenever a directv drummer attempts a comparison, I just smile and walk away.
You might consider getting a USB 3.0 powered hub. Plug that into your USB 3.0 port on the back of the Hopper 3 and plug the EHDs into the hub...

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If there are drives in a 6 port powered 3/0 hub, does the receiver see as many drives plugged in the hub? Say, transfer from drive 1 to Hopper then transfer to drive 4?

Does the Hopper perform hard drive defragmenting? Could that explain why the drives disappear and appear? Is that a reset mystery?
 
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If there are drives in a 6 port powered 3/0 hub, does the receiver see as many drives plugged in the hub? Say, transfer from drive 1 to Hopper then transfer to drive 4?

Does the Hopper perform hard drive defragmenting? Could that explain why the drives disappear and appear? Is that a reset mystery?
Hopper 3 will only see three drives at a time. No, is does not defragment, etc.
 

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