Bummer. I am not having much luck finding a 2tb My Book. They all appear to be 3tb and up. Anything over 2 evidently won't work either. I originally purchased a 2tb portable EHD but that wouldn't work either because it has to be self powered. Guess I'll lose the shows or send the new box back and keep the old one.Looking at the My Cloud, I do not believe so. This will need to connect to the Hopper via a USB cable and be formatted
Thanks for the tip! Using a powered hub worked.The EHD you have isn't supported by Dish, but I've seen posts from people who have successfully used 2tb portable EHD's. If it doesn't work directly, try a powered hub. You can still buy WD desktop 2tb EHD's from Amazon or Staples online, but they are hard to find in stores.
$69 at Groupon.Bummer. I am not having much luck finding a 2tb My Book. They all appear to be 3tb and up. Anything over 2 evidently won't work either. I originally purchased a 2tb portable EHD but that wouldn't work either because it has to be self powered. Guess I'll lose the shows or send the new box back and keep the old one.
Bummer. I am not having much luck finding a 2tb My Book. They all appear to be 3tb and up. Anything over 2 evidently won't work either. I originally purchased a 2tb portable EHD but that wouldn't work either because it has to be self powered. Guess I'll lose the shows or send the new box back and keep the old one.
Hey, I think you've misunderstood. The OP does not want to save his recordings to the cloud, he has a "My Cloud" product lind HDD from WD. You should exercise more care when reading these posts!DVR contents from major providers are designed NOT to do what you want: easily transfer recorded--COPYRIGHTED--content to any old peripheral or drive for easy storage and playback without encryption because the content owner will NOT permit that. So, MVPD's like Dish had to develop "sanctioned" ways of allowing COPYRIGHTED content to be moved or transferred that the content owners would specifically allow, which is in a very limited fashion that is deemed by the content owners as SECURE. This is why there is only ONE way to do this. However, the Dish solution is a really good one.
Further, the external HDD does NOT have to be a My Book nor a spefic brand 3.5" disk size (NOT the 2.5" for laptops or externals like the WD Passport line of drives (unless this has changed). Any major brand external HDD can be connected to a Dish DVR with external HDD capability with the follwing requirements:
*As mentioned above, stick with 3.5" "standard" size drives, not the smaller 2.5" for laptops or the WD Passport line of drives.
1. External powered HDDs ONLY. No HDD's that use USB for power.
2. Single drive units only: meaning none of those HDD's that are thick and have two seperate drives inside to provide for greater capacity, such as two 1TB drives that equal a total of 2TB.
3. USB 2.0: the HDD can have other ports, just as long as one of them is USB 2.0 because regardless of what other ports are on the Dish DVR, USB 2.0 is currenlty the only standard for Dish external HDD use (I belive USB 3.0 is active on the Hopper 3).
4. HDD's of no more than 2TB, if that is still the case. However, you can have as many external HDD's used for transfers as you like. So, you could have say, 6 seperate HDD's with various capacities. The HDD's are associated with your account, and will transfer and play back on ANY compatable DVR, such as another ViP or Hopper in another room.
Also, when you first connect your external HDD, the DVR will reformat the drive and any data on it is LOST. Further, once the DVR has formatted the HDD for external use, it can NOT be used for any other purpose such as connecting to your PC. However, the Dish formatted HDD can be repurosed for use with a PC again, but it requires a reformat and all recorded content will be lost. So, in other words, it is a ONE OR THE OTHER use for the HDD: traditional with PC, etc. OR as a Dish DVR storage device, NOT BOTH.
Bumping an old thread just because I believe this will apply to what I have. I'm needing to backup my Hopper to an EHD. I bought a WD, AC Powered, My Cloud Home which I believed would work. However, upon plugging the EHD into the hopper, absolutely nothing happens. It does not appear to recognize that anything is connected at all. If I choose a random show and select "transfer to external hard drive," it tells me I do not have one connected. I have no idea how to format it on the hopper as I see nothing in the settings and the instructions that Dish provides makes it seem as though the reformat screen should load automatically upon plugging it in. Not sure what I'm doing wrong or if it's a matter of this device being incompatible. If so, I'm at a loss on what else will work.