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Deleting Recordings

operator1
Extra
I just signed up last week with Dish, I'm a former other sat customer. So far loving the Hopper 3 but still learning all the features. If the reliability is good this is a great setup. I have not been able to figure out how to completely delete to gain disk space.

When I delete recording why is it the % of disk space remains the same or in some cases is less? I delete my Prime Time shows and delete them from trash but there is no change in disk space. Am I missing something?

Any advice is appreciated.
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Re: Deleting Recordings

Chadt41411
Casting Director
operator1 wrote:
I just signed up last week with Dish, I'm a former other sat customer. So far loving the Hopper 3 but still learning all the features. If the reliability is good this is a great setup. I have been able to figure out how to completely delete to gain disk space.

When I delete recording why is it the % of disk space remains the same or in some cases is less? I delete my Prime Time shows and delete them from trash but there is no change in disk space. Am I missing something?

Any advice is appreciated.

Prime time anytime uses a partition on the Harddrive, not for the customers own stuff, so you will not see the percentage go up or down.

Re: Deleting Recordings

e38BimmerFN
Cinematographer
Also when you start recording non Primetime items, you'll see the % start to decrease. I'm at 56% now. Down from 58%.

Re: Deleting Recordings

olds4422
Audio Engineer
i ignore the % shown on the hopper 3 I find it be wrong most the time, I some times go bed with same exactly recording and nothing in trash will say 23% wake up next day is 25% when nothing was recorded and or deleted in the trash in that time, hell some times the % will go down when nothing was recorded and or deleted in the trash in that time. I transfer my godzilla movie collection to hopper 3 and back to eternal drive few times. those 25 movies when first transferred took up "7"%, but when I put them back to eternal drive it only reclaimed "3"% each time I did this the % used on Hopper3 was different and each time transferred it back to external drive the % reclaimed on hopper3 was different , IF it was accurate the % used and reclaimed would be same each time. I liked it better when they use GB/TB left for space left. Also Hopper 3 only has about1.68tb usable by user rest of it split to other functions

I have since pulled most my stuff off the hopper 3 due to recording acting wierd last few months and I think it getting ready do something stupid and take all the recording with it.