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Topic # 64316 13-Jul-2010 10:08
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Hi people,
Just got a Strong 4300E digital satellite reciever, supposed to be able to plug in a hard drive to record to. My question is what kind of hard drive? Brought a "WD Elements 320 GB hard drive" but the Strong box won't even recognise it. Did I buy the wrong type of hard drive? Is so what should I have brought?
Thank you for your help

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  Reply # 350628 13-Jul-2010 13:11
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Have you formated the drive in a PC first? Guessing it needs to have a partition at a minimum (if it can do the formating itself) and if it cannot format the partition itself will also need to be formated.

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  Reply # 350676 13-Jul-2010 14:24
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Thank you for your reply
Tried plugging it into my laptop and backing that up, that worked fine.
No, haven't tried formatting it, thought it was already formatted, how would I format it? How would I tell if it is formatted? How would I tell if it has a partition?
Sorry, I know these a silly questions, but I'm not terribly computer literate.
When I go to the "DVR Partition Select" selection on the Strong box it comes up "Attention! No USB Device" which I would have thought suggests I have the wrong type of hard drive?

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