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Can I lay my eSata drive on it's side?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Bergthold, Dec 21, 2007.

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  1. Bergthold

    Bergthold AllStar

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    I have been using a Seagate Free Agent Pro 750 GB drive with my HR20-100 for several months now with no problems. I purchased a new TV and am moving my equipment rack.

    I have been using the drive standing up like it is supposed to be. I would like to lay it on it's side. I wouldn't think that this would matter. Is anybody here using a drive on it's side? I appreciate any feedback on this.
     
  2. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

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    The drive itself would not matter, but I would be concerned about the ventilation.
     
  3. Bergthold

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    The drive actually vents out the bottom of the stand. The stand is fixed to the case. So laying it on it's side would actually give it better ventilation.
     
  4. John in Georgia

    John in Georgia Godfather

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    Yes, you may.
     
  5. meller

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    Hi ,
    I just purchased a Western Digital 'MY BOOK' Home edition external 1TB drive to use with my HR20-700. It does not appear to be working. It connects fine but I don't seem to be recording yo it and as I can recall hearing was that I should not be able to see the internal drive when I cannect the external one. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  6. hrobbs

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    You're not going to want to hear this, but several people have posted that the WD My Book doesn't work. I have a WD internal drive in an external case and it has worked great.
     
  7. meller

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    So what do you suggest in its place?
     
  8. hrobbs

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  9. Spanky_Partain

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    Remember, it is always BEST practice to NOT move drives will under power or use.
     
  10. kfcrosby

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    I've been using mine that wat since I bought it (several months)

    No problems !

    Kevin
     
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