Seagate DVR Expander Drive - FAQs
Frequently asked questions about Seagate DVR Expander including information on its compatibility and usage.
Q: What is the Seagate DVR Expander?
A: The Seagate DVR Expander provides simple, add-on storage that will enable your DVR to store more of your favorite shows and movies.
Q: Do I need to format my Seagate DVR Expander prior connecting it to my DVR?
A: No. Most DVRs should prompt you to begin the formatting process once you connect your Seagate DVR Expander to your DVR.
Q: Can I connect my Seagate DVR Expander to my computer to watch my recorded programs?
A: No. The Seagate DVR Expander will not be detected in your computer due to the difference in the file system used by the DVR.
Q: Can I connect the Seagate DVR Expander to a TV to watch my recorded programs?
A: No. Most TVs with a USB port require that the external storage devices connected to them be pre-formatted in a computer. Reformatting the DVR Expander will delete the existing content stored in it.
Q: Can I use my Seagate DVR Expander in multiple DVRs to see its content?
A: No. Every DVR will prompt you to format the Seagate DVR Expander to begin storing your recorded programming within that DVR. That formatting action would erase the existing content stored in it.
Q: What DVRs are compatible with my Seagate DVR Expander?
A: The certified compatible DVR units are:
Dish VIP® Series: 211k, 612, 622, 722, 722k, 922, Hopper
Direct TV Plus® DVR: R22
Direct TV Plus® HD DVR: HR20, HR21, HR22, HR23, HR24, HR34
Q: Can I store my recorded programs directly to my Seagate DVR Expander?
A: No. The content that is added to the Seagate DVR Expander will be automatically managed by the DVR and you will not be able to direct what programs are stored on the Seagate DVR Expander.
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