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Switching from DISH to FIOS
Rodman1
Newbie

After 10 years, I'm going with bundling TV, phone and internet with Verizon.  DISH's DVRs use USB connections for external HDs to expand DVR space.  It's my understanding that Verizon's DVRs use a SATA interface.  Does anyone in the forum know if there is a cable convertor for a USB drive that could then connet to the new Mototoal 7232 that I'm getting or do I need to buy a new HD?

Thanks

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Re: Switching from DISH to FIOS
UnnDunn
Contributor

What you might be able to do is purchase a new eSATA enclosure for your existing hard drive. You will need to take apart the existing external hard drive enclosure, remove the hard drive inside (which is likely a standard SATA hard drive) and insert the hard drive in the new eSATA enclosure. eSATA enclosures will run you somewhere between $20 and $40, which is a significant savings over buying a whole new hard drive (especially at today's, flood-constrained prices.)

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Re: Switching from DISH to FIOS
retiredme
Specialist

There are usb to esata adapters available in several different designs. You might try Amazon, or just Google it for a wide variety of choices.

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