dish network compatible external hard drives?

i was wondering what other hard drives are compatible with dish dvr receivers besides the two listed on their website.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Hi Alex, There are a huge number of External Hard Drives that are compatible with Dish Network. Any EHD that has it own external power supply, USB2.0, Minimum size of 50GB, Maximum size of 2TB for DVR receivers/1TB for non-DVR receivers

    Product Considerations are:

    1. No dual drives (two drives in one physical case).

    2. No hybrid drives (flash memory and traditional disk in one physical case).

    3. Only connect one EHD to a receiver at a time.

    4. Do not move the drive while it is on - EHD will be working constantly.

    5. Can connect the EHD an unlimited number of times between compatible Archive models or between Converted DVR models as long as they are active on the same account.

    6. Re-formatting is required when transferring the EHD between an Archive model and a Converted DVR model. This will delete any stored programs.

    7. Cannot share an EHD between a computer and a receiver. Connecting the EHD to another device will prompt you to reformat.

    8. Customers must transfer data from the receiver to the hard drive after purchase. The hard drive will not contain previous recordings.

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. Thank you!

    Mary Catherine Brady

    Dish Network Customer Support

    Marycatherine.brady@dishnetwork.com

    2:45pm-11:15pm (MST) Tuesday-Saturday

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Dish Network External Hard Drive

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    For the best answers, search on this site https://shorturl.im/awikN

    Honestly, almost any external hard drive that has a USB 2.0 or better interface will work. Dish only tested those 2 models - which are now a few years old. If anything the drives in stores today will just be faster. The larger desktop external drives will come with their own power supply, and support USB 2.0 (some now support USB 3.0, which is backwards compatible.) So buy one of these. Current sizes range from 500GB to 3TB.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    xp sp2/3 right click computer icon select properties then device manager then hardware go to the bottom of list USB devices use the + to open a longer list plug your device in and when it appears in here select it and right click select properties select update drivers do manual search for mass storage device drives they are there .browse or choice select from a list they are standard drivers for usb mass storage device or vista win 7 right click computer select properties look at the right side and select device manager click yes if asked go to the bottom of list USB devices use the > to open a longer list plug your device in and when it appears in here select it and right click select properties select update drivers do manual search for mass storage device drives they are there .browse or choice select from a list they are standard drivers for usb mass storage if this does not solve let us know which os you are using

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