Newer SATA Drive installed in earlier (PATA) DVR? (1 Viewer)


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Jun 16, 2009
Ohio USA
(Obviously, my question is in reference only to a user owned machine; not those being leased from DISH, owned by DISH, or owned by anyone other than the user.)

In earlier (Dish 522/625 generation) DVRs, I've successfully been able to swap drives from one device to another encountering no problems. The 722k (and I assume 722, 922, Hopper and all other newer DVRs) now use SATA drives.

Could a SATA drive be installed into an older (for example, 625) DVR using a PATA to SATA Hard Drive Interface Adapter
or are there other factors (such as different drive formatting, exceeding maximum drive capacity, for example) that might prevent this from working?

Thanks for any assistance


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Jan 4, 2007
Fairfax, VA
This will not work because the firmware in these receivers has a small list of acceptable drive model numbers. Even one character off and it will not be recognized.
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