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How to connect a motorola DCH3416 to a computer Can I connect an external Hard drive to a DCH3416 USB or SATA port so that programs record to the externl HDD, or how can I tranfer recorded program to the external HHD. Ogden Lamont

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  • MuchTroubled Jul 25, 2008

    My DVR is getting full and start losing old recorded programs. I like to learn how to save DVR programs to computer or external hard disk to allow space in DVR. The machine has two USB slots (front and back) and if plug my external hard disk into back USB, DVR turns off and restarts. But nothing happens after that. Front USB doesn't do anything. :-(

  • j_cipale Jan 31, 2009

    Would it be possible to play back the recording vai the DVR and make a copy onto a VHS/DVD combo player/recorder?

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Nope...

The eSATA ports are not configured in the device's firmware, and the USB 2.0 ports are useless except for charging your iPod or powering a USB fan. If you could connect an external drive to the unit, it would be partitioned with data encryption that can only be accessed by the particular DVR that formatted the drive. You can however stream local channels to a video capture card via the firewire ports but cable channels and DVR recorded programs would be encrypted. You can thank the MPAA for the grief...

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Wd50000aakb make into a external usb


USB 2.0 To SATA IDE 3.5 2.5 Hard Drive with an Adapter Cable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE8t5IGr0e4
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You would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit
you will then have to connect it to your computer using a usb port

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My Windows 7 cannot recognize my Sata/usb connector


USB hard drive is a portable external storage device that works just like a conventional hard drive. The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive. Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data. If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.

Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely. Open "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista/7). The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer. If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step. Ensure that the data cable is working properly. Try another USB cable if you have one available. Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive. Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized. Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected. If you are using a USB hub, remove the device and plug the external hard drive directly into a USB port. If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem. Check the status of the hard drive in the "Device Manager" window. Under Windows XP, right click "My Computer" and select "Device Manager." For Windows Vista and Windows 7, click the "Windows" button in the lower left corner of the screen, then type "Computer Management" in the search bar and press "Enter." Select "Device Manager" in the "Computer Management" window. In the Device Manager window, click the "+" sign that appears beside "Disk Drives." If the external drive is not listed, click "Other Devices" in the Device Manager window and see if an "Unknown Device" appears. The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly. If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced. Hope this helps.

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Would like to know how to download prog recorded on DCH3416 onto a usb hard disk connected to my computer for storage


can't... FCC says your not aloud because you may break copyright laws.

that usb port on the dvr only has power... no data. you can use it to charge your phone or power a little fan... thats about it.

sorry

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My samsung sata hard disk HM120JI is not working fine. Windows is not coming up. I have replaced the hard disk and now want to copy data from samsung sata disk to the new disk. Could you please tell me how...


You can buy a SATA dongle that plugs in to the hard drive and plugs into the USB port on you computer $20 or buy a external SATA case to put the hard drive in $40 at most computer retailers.

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I using external CASE and connected in USB port.. but its detcting but it not shown in my computer.. i need anwswer plz.. is any JUMPER to place?


SATA drives do not have any jumpers.
If you were the one who mounted the EIDE drive into the external-case, be sure to set the jumper to "master" (not "slave", and not "cable-select").

Try connecting the external case to a different computer, to see if the unit works at all.

Remove the disk-drive from the case, and connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in some desktop computer, to see if it can be detected at all, when _not_ using the USB-to-Disk-Drive adapter.

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Can i connect my motorola dch3416 dvr to my laptop and save programs that i recorded to my hard drive?


Hi,

Motorola DCH3416 has an USB port to connect to a PC. But you can't copy the files from DVR to laptop, they are encrypted and locked down, even if you opened the box and pulled out the drive you wouldn't be able to get a PC to recognize the format or copy the files off the drive.

(You can not connect data devices without contacting your service provider.
Because the Digital Rights Management (DRM) laws instituted by the entertainment industry prohibit the movement of copyrighted content from one system to another.)

Hope this helps
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I need to run an HDD2159 external of its computer.


You cannot just connect the hard drive using a SATA to USB cable and connect it to the computer and expect to download data from this hard drive.
You need to connect the hard drive to an USB hard drive adapter which is then connected to a computer's USB port?
Leave the hard drive set as the master drive.

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Connecting a esata port to a sate external hard drive


I don't think there is a converter from USB to ESATA, but you could buy a new Hard Drive enclosure that has those options, but I am not sure if you are willing to take out the HD from the existing one.

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I want to hook up an external hard drive to increase the record time available for my Motorola DCH3416 cable box. I already have drives with eSata, USB, and firwire ports.


From the Motorola FAQs:

How do I transfer my programs from my Motorola DVR to an external device like a computer or hard drive? trnsp.gif Question How do I transfer my programs from my Motorola DVR to an external device like my computer or hard drive?
trnsp.gif Answer No. Currently you can't offload recorded content to any external device from a Motorola DVR, even though the data ports are there, the software doesn't support it yet. When the option becomes available through a software upgrade, it will be downloaded to DVR automatically by service providers/cable companies.


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I need to add a hard drive to my HP a1220n Pavilion for Photoshop and other Graphic programs. How can I do it if there is no available slot? Please help.


Hi,

A desktop PC would normally have capacity for 4 IDE devices such as 1 CD/DVD, 3 HDs or any combination limited to a total of 4. Additionally, most current PCs have 2 SATA connection points. If for some reason all are occupied and hence your post "no available slot", you may want to consider using an external storage device attached via any USB port of your PC.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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