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Assistance needed Seagate Free Agent Pro 750

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by shoelessjoe, Oct 19, 2007.

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  1. shoelessjoe

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    I just purchased a Seagate FreeAgent Pro 750 at Costco (2 days ago) and hooked it up to my HR20 - 700. I pulled the plug, etc. and when it reset (I tried this several times)...it is still using the internal drive. Any thoughts to what I am doing wrong?
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    Some of the eSATA cables out there do fit right and some people have had to trim the plastic on the side that connects to the HR20 to make it fit tighter.

    If it is not connect tight it will not work. You can try to press it in and hold it while starting up the HR20 to see if that works. If so you will probably have to trim the cable.
     
  3. shoelessjoe

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    I have tried that once and the receiver just hung up. How long does it take for the hard drive to initialize?
     
  4. shoelessjoe

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    Actually, the esata cable I have fits smug in the HR20 but not in the free agent.
     
  5. DonCorleone

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    Then it sounds like you might want to try a new cable. To answer your question, mine started right up...very simple.
     
  6. shoelessjoe

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    I just got it working...actually I took the hard drive back to Costco and replaced it...the new one works. Thanks for all your help. Deductive reasoning wins out here. The other hard drive wouldn't even light up. This one did as soon as I plugged it into the receiver.
     
  7. Michael D'Angelo

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    Glad to hear you got it working.
     
  8. kfcrosby

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    Sounds like a cable problem. I have the SIIG which works flawlessly
     
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