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I am wondering if a portable hard drive (such as the Seagate Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive or the WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive) will work as an external hard drive for my DVR

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Re: external hard drive

DISH Employee

Good question Nick, in general any hard drive that meets the following requirements will work.

1: It has to be a minimum of 500gb memory, but no more than 2tb memory. 

2: It must be a single platter drive (the majotity of external hard drives are)

3: It must be USB 2.0 compliant (almost all modern EHD's meet this standard)


For an example of an acceptable hard drive here is the amazon page for an external drive I use on one of my testing boxes: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Photography-STDR1000102/dp/B00H4XH586

Re: external hard drive


I recently purchased a new drive to back sme of the progams off of my Hoppe 3. I tried to hook up a new 4T Seagate EHD (yes, USB 2.0; yes, external power supply) and the Hooper 3 can't even see it. So much for progessive engineering.


Odd they claim that the EHD cannot have capaities larger than 2T. I ran a 5T on a 712 box. Yet the Hopper's max is 2T. Doesn't appear to have made any progress in expanding capacity.



I'm told that other systems do not have this problem.