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?
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???