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How to properly install External Hard Drive

How to properly install External Hard Drive

Contributor aidangenmom
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-14-2011
Message 1 of 4

I'm trying to install my external eSATA hard drive on my 7216 HD DVR and it doesn't seem to be working. I get the notice to reboot the box and then I get the warning about it detecting the drive and that everything else on it will be deleted. I then click ok to accept and after that i get nothing. I then check my DVR recorded status and it looks like it only has the internal drive, percentage used is the same. How to i make sure the external is installed and what type of indication will i recieve? Does the DVR format the hard drive and if so does it let you know when it's completed?

Bronze Contributor II
Bronze Contributor II
Posts: 119
Registered: ‎10-03-2009
Message 2 of 4

For some reason it takes a day to register the eSATA drive.  Did you check today to see if it's working?

Contributor Zumster
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-27-2011
Message 3 of 4

I have the same issue.  I think the drive needs to be formatted in a format compatible with the set-top box.  I can't locate that ability in the menus for my Motorola box.  Anyone know how to format using the box?  Apparently reformatting via the computer is not acceptable???

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Registered: ‎08-23-2008
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