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post #646 of 650 (permalink) Old 2019-03-19, 10:04 AM
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I think that happened to me when I got my 2nd Pace box. I would call Cogeco and have them manually activate it from their end, and see if that helps.
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post #647 of 650 (permalink) Old 2019-03-19, 01:13 PM
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Good idea Jeff! I just gave Cogeco a call, they sent out a signal, now its back in working order! Thanks!
Now back to trying to figure out what I need to do to upgrade my Motorola box!
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post #648 of 650 (permalink) Old 2019-03-19, 03:39 PM
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Ok, so from what I've read throughout the threads up until 2017, for a Cogeco Motorola 6416 box, pretty much the only option to upgrade the HDD (as my 320GB drive still works ok), is to order a 1 TB pre-formatted HDD through that company out in B.C., correct? Is it still only Shaw, and not Cogeco that has the eSATA port enabled, and is the limit still only 1TB? If someone with the most recent knowledge regarding this can confirm, then I'll go ahead and order from the etailer.
Just curious though, if this still holds to be true, how does that one company manage to format their drives? You'd think someone else would've figured this out by know and posted it on here?
Thanks as always for everyone's help!
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post #649 of 650 (permalink) Old 2019-03-19, 04:45 PM
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The Motorola 6416 is limited to 1 TB by firmware. You need a DCX3400 or newer to use a 2 TB hard drive.

The Motorola 6416 is very old hardware. If Cogeco hadn't changed their procedures to allow external hard drives previously, I doubt that they would now.

I don't think there's a great mystery to selling a pre-formatted hard drive - you just need the right hardware connected to Shaw Cable.
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post #650 of 650 (permalink) Old 2019-03-19, 06:42 PM
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Sounds good Dr Dave, I guess I'm ordering a pre-formatted drive tonight!
Too bad after all this time they still don't allow an external for the Moto box yet do for the Pace? My thoughts for the pre-formatting were I assumed a drive formatted through the Shaw system wouldn't work in Cogeco's, and vice versa,
but I'm glad that they do!
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