NO, external hard drives are only usable on VIP or XIP receivers sucha se the 211, 411, 621, 622, 722 and Hopper.
If you go to the HD ViP 722/722K then you would have transfer capability.
ALL standard definition receivers are too primitive (no on board hardware or software) to use an EHD. they were built with USB 1.1 ports that are so slow that they would transfer video at near playback speeds if the proper accessory hardware was present - but it is not.
VIP and XIP receivers have USB 2.0 ports that can transfer a 1 hour HD program in about 10 minutes, movies in about 20-30 minutes maybe less.