I have a dishnetwork vip 612 dvr that is dying. Dish sent a new one, but I need to download my dvr shows to an external hard drive. I went to best buy and ask a geek squad guy if I could use the wd tv live hub as the external hard drive. He said I could. So I bought it. I am worried that if I connect it, when it reformats the hard drive that it will wipe out the wd tv live hub. Anyone have any advice. Plus connecting them will require a USB A male to male connector, which has been difficult to find.