vip 622 ext hard drive (need help)

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I had the wd 250 hooked and it did not work.now I got a seagate 160 hooked up and it still does not work.what am I doing wrong?do I need to download something?please help!!!
 
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What happens when you plug them in? Do you get a popup on the screen? Have you tried a different USB cable? Have you tried both the front and rear USB ports. Did you try a reboot? Do you have a thumb drive laying around that you can plug in and see if it recognizes that?
 
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ok while having my ext hard hard hooked up.I put my jump drive in the front.that works fine.but when I got under the dish recordings it says this feature is not supported.what does this mean?
 
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I'm guessing that you're using one laptop-sized hard drives (2.5" drive + enclosure). Those will only work with a powered USB hub. The receiver doesn't supply enough power on its USB ports for a hard drive.

If you're using desktop hard drives (3.5" drive + enclosure), then I don't know what your problem is.
 
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I asked this before...have you paid the one time charge for EHD? You never answered.
 
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ok while having my ext hard hard hooked up.I put my jump drive in the front.that works fine.but when I got under the dish recordings it says this feature is not supported.what does this mean?

OK, only 1 USB device will work at a time. So try plugging in the external drive to the front (since we know that one works). Does your external drive have a power button? Is it on? Did you try a different USB cable?
 
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What actual model external drives are you using? I see you say a WD 250 and a Seagate 160, but which one?
 
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Which model hard drives are you using?
 
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He's using laptop drives. They will not work. You need self powered, 3.5 in. drives, not USB powered.
 
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can anyone give me a link where I can buy a drive to use on my vip 622.or point me in the right direction.
Any 3.5 in. external hard drive, except for Seagate, which has a sleep mode compatibility problem. Circuit City has a WD 500GB for $99.00 this week.
 
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You might be able to get away with the laptop drive if you plug it into a self powered USB hub. No guarantees, but it might work.
 
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Any 3.5 in. external hard drive, except for Seagate, which has a sleep mode compatibility problem. Circuit City has a WD 500GB for $99.00 this week.

Seagate DB35 video drives work great. No such problems.
 
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Any 3.5 in. external hard drive, except for Seagate, which has a sleep mode compatibility problem.

This can be turned off. I have three Seagate drives working just fine.

it is NOT a problem.
 
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I also have a Seagate that I use as one of my drives that works great.
 

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