underdog126 wrote: I want to get a 2tb HD. Samsung makes a 2TB Expansion drive that is similar to the 1tb sold by Dish. Here is a link to it:
http://www.seagate.com/consumer/backup/ ... ble/#specs
Will this work as a DVR drive for the Wally when used with a Winegard Pathway X2?
underdog126 wrote: Isn't usb 3 backward compatible with usb 2?
Can you recommend some 2tb drives that are compatible with the Wally?
I bought this hard drive which appears to be identical to the one Dish sells for the Wally except it is 2TB:
It is a Seagate STEA2000400, USB powered. When I plug it into my Hopper 3, the Hopper sees the hard drive and gives me the option to configure it. However, when I plug it into the Wally in my RV the drive lights up and I can hear it running but nothing comes up on the TV screen? No prommpts to configure, etc.
Any suggestions for getting it to work?
No, I do not have it activated. When the Dish Tech installed service in my home, he told me I needed to plug in the hard drive into the Wally and follow the on screen prompts until I got to the one that says to call Dish for authorization. Since I can't get the set up feature to run I haven't called Dish yet.
That could be part of the problem. We can definitely activate the external hard drive for use with the Wally. It does require a one time $40 activation fee.
Thank you for reaching out to us. Here are the requirements for the external hard drive:
Power Supply (some can have their own built-in power supply)
USB 2.0-compatible cable
Single hard disk drive (flash memory is not compatible)
Feel free to reach out to us should you have any additional questions or concerns.