I have a Motorola PVR from Armstrong Cable in Medina, OH. I'm planning on ordering an eSATA drive to attempt to expand the storage.
I've read mixed reviews as to whether it is truly disabled or not. Some say that it is, some say that it's not. Others say that Armstrong will tell you it is, even if it is not, as a way of not technically supporting that feature but not truly disabling it.
Whatever. That's not really my issue as I have decided to try it and return it if it does not funtion properly.
My question is that I've read that the DVR formats the drive for use. After this happens, is it ever possible to reformat the drive to say, NTFS or FAT or whatever to be able to be used as a normal storage drive again?
I don't want to buy a 1TB drive and assuming it works, eventually get rid of or upgrade the DVR and be stuck with an unusable drive. Please advise. Thanks!