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eSATA configurations

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Apr 4, 2009 #1 of 12
    Doug Brott

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    Here's a list of eSATA configurations that should work

    500GB
    Western Digital - My DVR Expander (WDG1S5000)
    Seagate - Showcase (ST30500SCA109-RK)

    1TB
    Western Digital - My DVR Expander (WDG1S10000N)
    Seagate - Showcase (ST31000SCA109-RK)
     
  2. Apr 4, 2009 #2 of 12
    litzdog911

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    Thanks Doug! Are you just wanting to list off-the-shelf add-on eSATA drives?

    I've had no problems with the recommended WD 1TB SATA drive mounted in an Antec MX1 eSATA enclosure. This is recommended in the eSATA FAQ thread. Works great.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2009 #3 of 12
    Doug Brott

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    I have my reasons for listing those four ;)
     
  4. Apr 4, 2009 #4 of 12
    dave29

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    Are those 4 recommened by you, or are they going to be supported by Directv.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2009 #5 of 12
    armophob

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    Me thinks the little blue winky face is the best answer you are going to get.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2009 #6 of 12
    69hokie

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    Hmmmm....chumming.....hmmmmm.....I wonder for what.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2009 #7 of 12
    CCarncross

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    Are they going to force us into using one of their "approved" setups only? If that were to happen, they would lose a 12+ year subscriber.

    Info taken from WD's website about the DVR expander:

    Quiet and Cool - A unique no-fan passive cooling system and special hard drive design makes it quiet for the living room or bedroom.


    Not in this lifetime. I will not use an external enclosure without a fan, they dont hold up. Also, interestingly enough, a search of WD's website has zero hits for the 1TB model
     
  8. Apr 5, 2009 #8 of 12
    dave29

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    They can't force us to use one of those. How could they even know?

    I don't like passive External enclosures either.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2009 #9 of 12
    houskamp

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    Don't think they can "shut off" a drive type.. but it would be nice to see specific approved/tested ones..
     
  10. dave29

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    Agreed....
     
  11. Doug Brott

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    .. I agree with this as well ..
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    Since they "officially" don't support eSata (yet).....read into it what you might...:D
     

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