SSD on 211

MR2NR

MR2NR

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Nov 23, 2009
178
31
In your Hotwheels BIN
So whats a good HDD to use now. Kinda getting hard to find a self powered anymore. Also will a 211z or k use a 2TB or is it limited to 1TB?
 
MR2NR

MR2NR

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Nov 23, 2009
178
31
In your Hotwheels BIN
OK so my customer couldn't wait 9 days for New Egg to deliver so I went and bought a few from WalMart and found one that worked. Its the WD My Passport 1TB It is self powered and comes in an array of colors. It also has a 3 Year Warranty so ya Ill use the caddys somewhere else but just passing the info along. Now this was for a 211k but plan on testing it on a z and Wally soon
 
  • Like
Reactions: pattykay
TheKrell

TheKrell

A mighty and noble race originating on Altair IV.
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 4, 2007
33,781
29,004
Fairfax, VA
ts the WD My Passport 1TB It is self powered and comes in an array of colors.

All of my WD My Passport self-powered USB3 drives work. All of my WD My Passport USB2 drives do not, or even crash my receiver. :( Older tech just uses too much power I think.
 
J

JS_racer

SatelliteGuys Pro
Mar 18, 2007
294
76
Twin Cities MN
If your doing a 211 as a DVR with an external drive, move to a true DVR or a hopper, you'll never regret it.
I did the add on DVR external drive DVR, fought it and went through a drive or 2.
 
rvvaquero

rvvaquero

SatelliteGuys Pro
Lifetime Supporter
Mar 3, 2012
2,685
3,350
Earth
If your doing a 211 as a DVR with an external drive, move to a true DVR or a hopper, you'll never regret it.
I did the add on DVR external drive DVR, fought it and went through a drive or 2.

My VIP211K is a true digital video recorder (DVR). I've been using it for four years and am really happy with it. I see no reason to spend an extra $15 per month for a Hopper.
 
pattykay

pattykay

formerly crodrules
Pub Member / Supporter
Jun 14, 2014
8,116
6,918
North Central Ohio
If your doing a 211 as a DVR with an external drive, move to a true DVR or a hopper, you'll never regret it.
I did the add on DVR external drive DVR, fought it and went through a drive or 2.
So you are saying a Hopper is not a true DVR?
 
renegade734

renegade734

SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 10, 2010
461
140
Metro Detroit
If your doing a 211 as a DVR with an external drive, move to a true DVR or a hopper, you'll never regret it.
I did the add on DVR external drive DVR, fought it and went through a drive or 2.
I would have no reason to do that. I have been using a 211K for years, and am still on the original WD MyBook 1TB drive. I have yet to have any problems whatsoever.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 4d3fect
4d3fect

4d3fect

SatelliteGuys Family
Sep 1, 2011
116
26
central Cali
Never had a problem with my 21K w/attached EHD. It generates noise, but not any more than the rest of our household appliances. Certainly not enough to warrant trying to switch to a SSD.
 

Similar threads

T
Replies
2
Views
974
jerryez
jerryez
L
Replies
1
Views
780
TimberWolf
TimberWolf
D
Replies
6
Views
884
rocket69
rocket69
scottcorinna
Replies
2
Views
1K
scottcorinna
scottcorinna
Stanleee
Replies
6
Views
1K
Stanleee
Stanleee

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top