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Choosing the right hard drive ENCLOSURE to use with HR DVRs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by xtc, Jun 23, 2013.

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  1. Rich

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    Buy

    Buy this and you should have no problems.

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  2. P Smith

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    I found a few different enclosures (with different internal controllers) cannot sustain for long read/write I/O. Found that during tests while enclosures has been connected to PC.
    I would recommend to test your setup on PC: format the drive (NTFS, etc) and make a copy of big files to it/from it, sizes should be bigger as you could find - a few GB would be good test.
     
  3. hclarkjr

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    done, will be here tuesday thanx to prime
     
  4. Rich

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    I really doubt that you'll have any problems with the TT dock, but if you do, you probably have a problem with the HDD. Usually, it's the external device that causes these problems, but you never know for sure.

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  5. P Smith

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    just don't hesitate to spend some time for testing your EHDD (dock+drive) on a PC before use it for DVR and you should have no unpleasant surprises later
     
  6. grecorj

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    My only caveat with the Thermalake dock was that the LED lights were so darn bright! $0.01 worth of Duct Tape fixed that nicely.
     
  7. P Smith

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    I found a positive moment of the bright blue LED: it's helping me locating in a dark room :)
     
  8. Starrbuck

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    Haha, I used electrical tape myself. I'm into the all-black look.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    Check out lightdims.com.
     
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  10. Starrbuck

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    Those are pretty neat!
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    They work great too. I have the complete blackout ones, the smoke ones and the silver ones. I couldn't sleep without them. lol
     
  12. Starrbuck

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    I'm in for a set to replace my electrical tape!
     
  13. hclarkjr

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    thanx for the tip, just bought some
     
  14. xtc

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    Been using this Rosewill enclosure that I bought when it was just $19.99 with this 3TB Seagate drive when it was just $89.99. And it's been flawless. All you have to do is update the Rosewill firmware here. And it will be perfect.
     

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