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Thumb Drive Not Recognized

jeffsnoy
Extra
A couple of months ago I transferred some movies to a USB thumb drive. Now my Hopper 3 does not recognize the drive. I called Dish and they said I am out of luck. Has anyone experienced this and is there any way to get my
movies back to the hopper.
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Re: Thumb Drive Not Recognized

e38BimmerFN
Cinematographer
Power OFF the Hopper, install the USB stick in back. Power ON the Hopper and see if it's recognized.

Re: Thumb Drive Not Recognized

peggyrh
Associate Producer
Dish has never recommended using USB drives, requirement is powered external hard drive.

Re: Thumb Drive Not Recognized

Chadt41411
Casting Director
Thumb drives are solid state. Dish only supports disk. Also, self powered, and between 50 GB and 2 TB.

Re: Thumb Drive Not Recognized

jeffsnoy
Extra
I tried the above suggestion and it did not recognize the thumb drive. It worked a few months ago so a software change must have done away with thumb drives.

Re: Thumb Drive Not Recognized

peggyrh
Associate Producer
like we already said, Dish has never supported thumb drives (well documented here & elsewhere, has nothing to do with a software change).

you might get something to "save" but the chances of it playing back are minimal.

Re: Thumb Drive Not Recognized

scotar
Audio Engineer
Have you popped the stick into a windows machine?

If so you may have fubar'd the formatting or file allocation tables. Especially if windows asked you to "Fix" the drive.