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Thread: External storage with unapproved HDD - need a how-to link

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    Default External storage with unapproved HDD - need a how-to link

    I have a 4TB SSD from Dell which was the internal drive in an older Bolt which I don't use anymore(it was upgraded by the previous owner, I bought it used). I now have a newer Bolt and I would like to attach the 4TB SSD externally via the ESATA port but I don't know how to do it. I'm pretty sure this has been done before and I know my way around hard drives, formatting drives, etc. So if anyone can point me to some instructions on how to do this I would appreciate the help! Or if it just isn't possible then that's fine too, I just need to know.
    The 4TB SDD worked fine in the older Bolt while I used it so I know it will work with Tivo, but I also know that Tivo has only "approved" a few select external drives, which sounds like BS to me since a hard drive is a hard drive and can be formatted for anything. I think...
    I also am aware that the SSD is an internal drive, but I have a caddy for it with ESATA cable so that's not really an issue.

    My first post here, so please be gentle if I have overlooked anything important.

    Frank

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    This is really not something that can be done in your home.

    We can do it here with our custom tools.

    See this page for info:

    https://www.weaknees.com/misc.php

    Please note that we really don't recommend SSD drives in DVRs currently. They just aren't built for streaming video.
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    Crap. I've got a 4TB SSD and an old Bolt and both of them worthless.....

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