How Big is the Hopper’s Hard Drive?
Two terabytes of memory make up the Hopper’s hard drive. The Hopper’s memory is practically limitless, with up to 500 hours of HD storage available. That’s almost 21 days of your favorite TV shows, movies and sports matchups, all recorded using the Hopper’s 16 tuners. Up to 2,000 hours of SD programming can be stored on the Hopper.
Expand the Hopper Hard Drive Size
Thanks to a USB port, located right on the front of the Hopper for easy access, the Hopper’s hard drive size of 2 terabytes can be expanded. Using an external hard drive with its own power supply, you can add anywhere from 50 GB to 2 TB of external memory with a single disk drive. This means that memory capacity can as much as double with an external hard drive.
Record and Store More with PrimeTime Anytime
ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox are automatically recorded onto the DISH Hopper hard drive during primetime with PrimeTime Anytime. These shows are available to watch during the following week, with no commercials thanks to AutoHop. But, these hours of recorded programming aren’t stored on your Hopper DVR. This leaves the hard drive’s capacity for the shows, movies and games you choose to record.
DISH Hopper vs. direcTV Genie
The hard drive of the Hopper from DISH, at 2 terabytes, is almost double the 1024 GB hard drive of direcTV’s Genie. The Genie does not automatically record with PrimeTime Anytime, meaning that more of the DVR’s limited storage will be used to hold primetime TV. DISH lets you record and store more, when compared to direcTV.