I have a leased 722 receiver (second one that replaced a problem 722 that had heat issues) that I added a Maxtor 750 GB (9NT2A6-500) EHD to about 16 months ago. I paid the enrollment fee for the EHD, formatted it, and saved several programs/movies (probably less than 50 to 75 GB) to it without problems. About 4 to 6 mo. ago, I started to have intermittent problems where the 722 would not recognize the EHD was connected. I was able to intermittently overcome it, sometimes by unplugging power to the EHD and reconnecting, sometimes by unplugging the USB connector and reconnecting. Recently, the diagnostic (when it was recognized) came back as Unsupported Hard Drive. Lately, it has just stubbornly refused to even recognize the EHD, so I cannot get it to do anything. The Dishnet CSRs have been uniformly unhelpful, other than to unplug and re-set the system, which I have done numerous times. I think Dishnet changed the software.
Is it possible that I have one of those dreaded multi-disk HDs? How do I tell if a drive has the required single disk or the dreaded multiple disks? Is there any way to recover the programs on the EHD? Can pvrexplorer be used to recover programs? I am a Mac guy personally, but I use a Windows machine at work if there is an OS problem.
I am giving serious thought to changing to Verizon FIOS since I already have their phone and Internet service.