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Does HR21-700 support eSata?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by marathonman89, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Dec 9, 2007 #61 of 205
    eddiew

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    I hooked up the 1TB (Raid) Simple Tech Duo Pro External Hard Drive yesterday. Everything working good so far. But man, mine is pretty loud (fan noise) and I hear a clanking noise every 5 sec or so. Im pretty sure I will swap it out on Monday.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2007 #62 of 205
    Rich

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    Did you call up the people who make the MX-1 and ask them if you could purchase cables from them? I sort of "rent" the FAPs and need to be able to use one on the 21 that has become the center of my attention. And it is Xmas time and I would like a small 42" Panny plasma for my office and I would also like to keep up with my wife on self bought Xmas presents. I just bought a pair of Polk floor standing speakers that cost almost as much as the digital camera she just bought herself. I've always wanted a pair of large speakers and the Polks are superb.

    Ever notice how many things there are for women to buy at Xmas. Not so many for men. Gender discrimination.

    Rich

     
  3. Dec 10, 2007 #63 of 205
    Bike Effects

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    Another vote for the Antec MX-1 enclosure and a Western Digital 750GB drive. Works perfectly on my HR21-700.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2007 #64 of 205
    pnyberg

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    I just installed an MX-1 with a WD Caviar 750GB eSATA after trying the FAP 750 GB, and the MyBook 1TB. After one week I am happy to report the drive is working!

    MX-1 is the way to go with the HR-21. Thanks to all who chimed in!
     
  5. Dec 13, 2007 #65 of 205
    strandboy

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    I got another mx-1 (preparing for the worst), tried the cable with the fap, worked for a while but then fizzled again :(. I've since given up and went with the same setup I have downstairs (mx-1 + 1TB WD drive, $260 at newegg). Oh well. Sorry if I misinformed folks and gave false hope. I was really encouraged especially since it worked flawlessly the first coupla days. I haven't been able to make it work (reliably anyway), since changing things around and rebooting. The mx-1 is the way to go. Plus, not sure if anyone posted this already but (for what it's worth), the blue light off the mx-1 actually complements the hr-21 quite nicely (compared to the FAPs bright orange/yellow).

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  6. Dec 14, 2007 #66 of 205
    marathonman89

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  7. Dec 14, 2007 #67 of 205
    Rich

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    Must be the software. I guess I will wait for a while. My lust for a 21 has abated quite a bit after reading this thread.

    Rich

     
  8. Dec 14, 2007 #68 of 205
    Rich

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  9. Dec 17, 2007 #69 of 205
    redwoode

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    Antec MX-1 in Circuit City flyer for $39.99 this week. I have a 1TB WD running fine in a Kingwin enclosure but picked up the MX-1 for my next project.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2007 #70 of 205
    pjo1966

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    Has anybody added MX-1 and not had it work with a HR21?
     
  11. Dec 17, 2007 #71 of 205
    redwoode

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    I've not actually used it (MX-1) yet myself but don't recall reading any posts where it hasn't worked for folks. Pretty much the 'gold standard' if there is such a thing in single bay external drive enclosures. Why I picked one up. NewEgg also has it for $59.99 with $20 rebate so CC price not spectacular.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2007 #72 of 205
    cconklin1

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    circuit city also has a code good for 10% off if you use in store pick up. XUAH3CJAT3
    All things being equal I would rather not deal with the rebate hassles of newegg.
    Best,
    Chris
     
  13. Dec 17, 2007 #73 of 205
    captainjrl

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    Buy.com now has the MX1 case for about $27 after a rebate
     
  14. Dec 18, 2007 #74 of 205
    Rich

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    Does anyone have an eSATA straight out of the box that works with a 21? You know, like a Seagate Free Agent Pro 750G eSATA. I really don't want to build one.

    Rich
     
  15. Dec 19, 2007 #75 of 205
    redwoode

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    Rich, I hear what you're saying but on a 1-10 scale of difficulty building one is maybe a 2. It's really as simple as opening the external case (one screw) plugging in a small ribbon cable and mounting the hard drive the drive in the case (4 more screws). Close it up and startup procedure is same for all external drives.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2007 #76 of 205
    captainjrl

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    Rich, I second redwoode's notion. Its very trivial to do.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2007 #77 of 205
    jason williams

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    Can you remove the drive from the FAP and put it in the MX-1
     
  18. Dec 19, 2007 #78 of 205
    captainjrl

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    Yep, that's exactly what I did. Getting the drive out of the FAP is a little bit of a PITA, but it can be done.
     
  19. Dec 20, 2007 #79 of 205
    Rich

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    I know how to do it. My interest in the Seagate eSATA is for different reasons. So again I ask, does anyone have a 21 working properly with a Seagate Free Agent Pro 750 Gig eSATA?

    Rich
     
  20. Dec 20, 2007 #80 of 205
    kathymoore

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    quick question.... is the blue LED light on the MX-1 on or off? (when it's
    connected to the HR21)

    I have a Seagate 1TB drive inside the MX-1 enclosure. When it's connected
    to the HR21, the LED light is never on. However, the LED light does come on
    when the MX-1 is hooked up to my PC.

    Thanks! :)
     

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