I have a 7216 DVR. I understand I can connect an Esata external drive, and that the system will first reformat it its own way. Verizon FAQ says recordings will go to the external, until it is full. Sounds like an automatic invisible interface.
Does the DVR menu provide a way to copy past recorded files from one disk to another? Or is it done only the one way? I'm wondering if one could copy a few files from the external to local, before removing the external, for whatever reason. (I understand its format is not compatible on the PC, until reformatted.)
Verizon says they support the few WD external drives with Silkscreen DVR Expander feature, which I think it is more IO threads. Is this necessary, or beneficial, or will any Esata disk work as well? I guess I am just reluctant to by any USB 2 drive today.
There are ways to get Esata/USB 3.
Would appreciate any input. Thanks