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Replace drive in external hard drive
Pahiker1
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Our external HD is acting up, can I replace the drive itself? If so, will the DVR reformat it?

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Re: Replace drive in external hard drive
CRobGauth
Super User
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Sorry I wasn't clear when I said yes.

Yes, my understanding is that STB will reformat any drive connected to it.

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Re: Replace drive in external hard drive
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Yes. The hard drive is your equipment.

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Re: Replace drive in external hard drive
Pahiker1
Contributor

I wasn't asking if I was allowed, I was asking if it can be done. My understanding is that the drive is not formated as a standard computer drive (Apple or MS), so if I put a new drive in will the DVR format the drive, or is this something that had to be done at the factory?

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Re: Replace drive in external hard drive
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Sorry I wasn't clear when I said yes.

Yes, my understanding is that STB will reformat any drive connected to it.

Re: Replace drive in external hard drive
Pahiker1
Contributor

Okay, thanks.

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