How long to format EHD on 211k? (1 Viewer)

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bentjm

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Just hooked up and activated a WD My Book Essential 1TB drive to my 211k. It went through the "you have a EHD would you like to format it and restart" cycle multiple times - it took about 10 minutes each time. It is now stuck on the "your EHD is being formatted" screen - it has been on there for about an hour. The lights on the hard drive are showing activity.

What should I do now?
 
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cvrbob

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I just did my Seagate TB 1 to my second 211 K this afternoon & Total time was about 15 min. from when I attached the USB cable and it did a reboot
 

bentjm

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It ultimately resolved itself and is now working.

But, it has made the 211K extremely slow to change channels, bring up the guide, ... Has anyone else seen this?
 

MikeD-C05

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Yes on my 211k it is slightly delayed in response to the remote control commands. I guess that is the trade off to having the 211k becoming a dvr.
 

bentjm

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I chatted with Dish tech support. They say I am up to date with software, etc. This is not a slight delay. It takes up to 30 seconds to switch channels. If I remove the hard drive it goes back to normal.

I guess I could take the drive back to Walmart and swap it for another one.
 
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bentjm

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I replaced the WD My Book Essentials drive from Walmart with one from Best Buy - they are different. Different part number and different controls. This fixed the problem. So, either the Walmart drives are inferior or I got a bum one or the initial formatting (it took several tries) was bad.

Either way it works now with no discernable delay.

Thanks for your responses.
 
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