Posted by DVR daddy on Jun 22, 2016
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If previously purchased a 1tb external but are now thinking of purchasing something larger. Can they be daisy chained so existing shows can be watched or is is the same as the internal and it will only be available if un/plugged in and turned on?
For DirecTV, the DVR will access either the internal or external hard drive. If the expander is connected it will bypass the internal hard drive but the programs are not lost. To access the recorded content saved on the internal hard drive you would just need to power off the expander and re-boot the DVR. Thanks!
From DVRdaddy homepage: “Plan ahead, because when you connect the external drive, you’ll lose access to all the recordings on the internal drive.” The info on Amazon regarding DVRdaddy’s external hard drives implies that once an external hard drive is removed, the receiver can be reset to view programs already recorded on the internal hard drive. The DirecTV installer said connecting an external hard drive erases the internal hard drive. What is the correct info?
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