Swapping External Hard Drives

BabaLouie

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I have two Dish receivers, a 211k and a Wally. Both are active on the same account, and both are set up to use as DVRs with external hard drives. Here's my question: Can I move a hard drive back and forth between the two receivers, so that I can watch recorded movies on either one?
 

Jim5506

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Absolutely, of you disconnect while running, it very likely will corrupt the drive.

Happened to me when the EHD was first offered on the 211.
 

BabaLouie

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Update:
Today I tried to move the hard drive from my 211k to my Wally, and I got the message that the hard drive would have to be reformatted/erased. So I guess it doesn't work to swap EHDs between the 211k and the Wally. Not if you want to save your recordings. Bummer.
 

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Update:
Today I tried to move the hard drive from my 211k to my Wally, and I got the message that the hard drive would have to be reformatted/erased. So I guess it doesn't work to swap EHDs between the 211k and the Wally. Not if you want to save your recordings. Bummer.
I had a feeling that might be the case. The 211s and the Wallys use different interface software. The CUI that the Wally uses is an entirely different set from the 211 software.
 

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