How long should it take for the Shaw PVR to format a WD 2TB ex Hard Drive (In a Velocity Case).
Hi...Just disconnected and re powered everything back up and hey presto all was done almost instantly. Maybe it did format and the message just froze on the screen saying that it was formatting....anyway all done bring on the 80CM of snow tonight!!!!!
When you connect an Expander to a Shaw PVR or Gateway, you should see a message asking you if you want to format the drive. If you click yes, it shouldn't take more than perhaps 5 minutes.
When you connected your WD drive, did this question come up? If you clicked yes, how long has it been and are you able to access the drive when you push LIST on the Shaw remote?
Its been formatting now for about 8 hours. During this time I have been unable to use the remote for any command. A box did appear indicating that the PVR had detected an external hard drive and would I like to format it. I selected yes and so here we are. The WD 2 TB e sata HD is mounted in a velocity enclosure. Thanks
Hmm, something is definitely not right there. I'm going to guess that the drive isn't actually formatting, so my recommendation is you disconnect everything, powercycle and try again. Do take care though as you don't want to do anything to corrupt the drive.
Was the drive a blank slate or did it have existing content/formatting?
Definitely possible it froze up. Regardless, glad to hear it's working for you! Enjoy.
'As the 80cm of snow all sticks to the overhead cable and powerlines, pulling them down and breaking them'
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