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I have an old 9200 HD. It has worked great for years. Recently got interested in recording to external hdd but have run into issues. I began by trying to record to a flash drive. I got an error message that
the hdd was not ready and to check it. I formatted the flash drive as fat32 and then fat with no success. I tried to format it from the 9200 but when I press the hdd key nothing happens. My receiver is a 9200hd rev.3 with a 2007.07.31 date on the circuit board. the s/n is 7H-01735. The software version is 1226 with a build date of June 09, 2009. The receiver recognizes the usb flashdrive and works fine for loading files from the 9200 channel editor. Thank you for any help figuring this out.
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I am not aware of the Pansat 9200 being able to record using the USB port.You will need to get some type of external HDD enclosure or even a docking station.The 9200 uses the eSATA port for recording.

Currently using an Antec fan cooled enclosure with the last 9200 left in my system with a 750Gb Seagate.I am not even sure if they make the Antec fan cooled enclosures any longer but am sure an enclosure with eSATA capability can be found.


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The Pansat 9200 HD uses a non standard format for recording.  It is called Dr DOS from what I remember so any other format won't be recognized.  You would hook up a eSATA drive to the eSATA port and let the receiver format it.

Another thing to consider is some of the early models of the 9200 needed a modification to get the receiver PVR ready. 

Below is a post in the forum that discusses that.

http://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/9200-PVR-TR-Q3-Upgrade-2858073

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Thank you both for the help. I had an old coolsat or viewsat, don't remember which but it would record via usb so I assumed this one had that option too. I will pick up a drive soon and give it a try. I was reading yesterday on the q3 fix so I opened mine up. I looked it over with a magnifying glass pretty thoroughly and never found that transistor. It does have the sata port on the back so I am hopeful. I look forward to being able to record. Thank you both again for your great help here. Ernie
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One more quick question. Does the esata port provide the power to run the hard drive or do I need a stand alone power supply for the drive?
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You would need a drive with its own power supply. 

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I use a docking station. It was pretty cheap. Has all the connections on the back and the front has two usb, sd card, x memory ect. Mine has the hard drive sitting up right in it. I would get one that the hard drive sits in it laying down (cats knocked it over a couple of times).

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I got a 1 tb esata GreenDrive yesterday on ebay. It has external power supply I checked it on my pc. It was formatted NTFS. I transferred a few files in and out and it did fine. I connected it to my esata port on my 9200 to format it but haven't figured out how. If i hit record it says hdd not ready and if i hit the HDD button nothing happens. What is the procedure for formatting the drive in drdos2 from the receiver? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Sorry, I left out a few words on last post. I meant to say that I haven't figured out how to do anything to the drive through the receiver. If I hit record it says hdd not ready and if I hit the -key which also has hdd on it, nothing happens. I know the drive needs to be formatted by the receiver but I haven't seen any way to format it from the receiver.
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I believe the HDD has to be connected and turned on first with the 9200 off. Then do a hard boot using the switch on the front of the 9200. You may be already doing this but I thought I'd mention it. Mine did the same thing until I did this.

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Thank you Tom. I tried your idea. No luck. I also formatted the drive in fat32 but when I Hit the hdd button on the remote nothing happens. Are there other keys or menus that I am missing for getting to the hdd? Nothing in Main Menu or anywhere else that mentions hdd. When I try record button get error hdd not ready. Thanks again.
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If there is nothing on the drive that you want, hook up the docking station to your computer, then write zeros to the drive. That will wipe the drive clean. After that hook the docking station back up to the Pansat. Turn it on then turn on the Pansat and see if it'll format it.

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Thank you Tom. I will give that a try.
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