EHD Says It Needs To Be Formatted?

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EHD Says It Needs To Be Formatted?

mstromquist
Extra
I guess this is my intro post/thread. It's a problem I'm having and I've done the search thing but didn't see an answer for what I'm having an issue with. Maybe I missed it?

I have an external hard drive connected to my ViP722K that my wife uses to store her movies on. I have 2 of the ViP722K's that I use and it went between both DVR's without an issue until now. A couple weeks ago we had a transformer blow and power went out to our whole house while we were watching TV and the hard drive was connected at the time also but not being used. I never checked to see if the hard drive was okay at the time because I didn't think it would have had an issue. (Not sure if that's what caused it or not). So tonight I was going to transfer more movies over for her and the hard drive says it needs to be formatted to work with Dish Network. So I took it to the other DVR and it's saying the same thing. My other external drives I have all work fine between either DVR. I'm hoping that there's a way to back this drive up before I have to format it and then reinstall the movies for her??? Or am I going to have to tell your she's SOL and start over????

Appreciate any help or info that you all have. Thanks.
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Re: EHD Says It Needs To Be Formatted?

Chadt41411
Casting Director
Have you had an agent send a hit while the drive is connected?

Re: EHD Says It Needs To Be Formatted?

mstromquist
Extra
I have not. I thought I'd see what you all had to say before I messed it up. I will give that a try. Thanks for the info.

Re: EHD Says It Needs To Be Formatted?

JSracer
Audio Engineer
Guessing the superblock is bad on the drive. Happened to me a few times on my 622/722. Repairable, and no data is lost. Pretty quick process.

https://www.dbstalk.com/community/index ... 298/page-2

Re: EHD Says It Needs To Be Formatted?

mstromquist
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Thanks for the link. That sounds like a bit of a process. Probably looks worse then it actually is. I haven't contacted Dish yet to see if they can do anything on their end or not.

Re: EHD Says It Needs To Be Formatted?

JSracer
Audio Engineer
They can't, just saying. They will have you format it, poof stuff gone.