Called DISH to have the EHD function activated for my HWS, was told "oh, just go ahead and connect the EHD to the receiver, it should show up and be fine." So, did connect an older WD unit, turned on the TV and saw a pop up from DISH notifying me that an external hard drive had been connected to the HWS. Went to the DVR page, found the icon for the EHD. Opened it up, saw it had listings for all the programs I had imported to it. Went to play one of the recordings, got a screen message saying "external hard drive is spinning up." Waited for over five minutes, no joy, just a black screen. I bailed out, made sure I could get back to my home menu and screen. Is this normal, and should I have waited longer? Everything seemed to be moving along nicely, so I am a bit flummoxed right now. Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions.