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eSATA - DIRECTV recommended list

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. eddiesudz

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    Has anyone tried one of these drives yet? They claim that this drive is built to withstand the rigors of 24/7 usage. Kinda makes sense since our boxes are constantly accessing the drive.
     
  2. Rich

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    Nobody I know has tried them.

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  3. BAHitman

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    I am considering the WD RED for my next RAID setup...
     
  4. gully_foyle

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    Could someone please edit the opening post to include things made in the last 3 years? Otherwise everyone has to wade through 90+ pages of "stuff" trying to find current models that work. It hasn't been updated since 2009.
     
  5. Rich

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    Just looked at them on Amazon. Good price for a 2TB drive, but will the HRs work with a SATA III drive?

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  6. Rich

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    Just read the specs on the Red Caviars and the Green Caviars. The Red Caviars are definitely recommended for RAID setups and the Green Caviars are not recommended for RAIDs. I didn't know that.

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  7. Rich

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    Should be done. But it is easy just to ask the question you want answered. Somebody will answer you. Personally, I wouldn't wade thru the whole thread to get an answer you can get very quickly by asking.

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  8. eddiesudz

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    I've got a WD Green 2tb in an Antec case. If I have a program that either has more than 25 programs in a folder or like the Olympics took up a lot of hours per program the DVR stutters on playback in the Whole House mode..... Wonder if it's the drive or how the DVR handles the files? Was thinking I needed a different drive thus prompting the inquiry on the "Red" version. Thanks!
     
  9. eddiesudz

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    Should have also mentioned that the drive is not even at 1/2 capacity......
     
  10. inkahauts

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    Stick to av drives.... DVRs are what they are made for.
     
  11. Rich

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    If you're using the HR as a server it shouldn't stutter because of capacity. Mine don't. You might try a different external device such as the Thermaltake docking station. If that doesn't help, it might well be the HDD. The external devices that connect the HDD to the HR are the weakest links in the chain. The WD EURS is made specifically for DVRs and if the external device is not the cause of your problems, you might try one of the EURS drives to see if that solves your problem.

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  12. Xavier46

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    I was wondering if the following enclosure and drive setup would work as an external hard drive for a HR 24 receiver?

    Rosewill RX35-AT-SC SLV Full Aluminum Cover, Metal Tray 3.5" Silver USB2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

    WD AV-GP 2 TB AV Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA II, 64 MB Cache - WD20EURS

    Thank you for your responses and assistance for someone looking to do this for the first time
     
  13. Rich

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    Yup, it should work. What model HR do you have? I would have gotten a TT docking station, but that's just my opinion based on using them. They're much easier to install, easy to return if something happens and are quite reliable. The Rosewill should work.

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    Losi b

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    I just left BB with a Seagate Backup Plus Pn:1DXAN3-570 model #STCA2000100 2T external drive that I would like to use with my HR34. Will this drive be compatible? I can swap it if there is a better drive, any suggestions?
    Thank you in advance.
    ps, I just didn't feel like reading 90 pages for an answer.
     
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    Rich

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    Don't blame you for asking, I would not read any thread that long. We recommend the WD Green Caviars and the new Red Caviars for the HRs. We know they work in all the HRs. I'd go with one of them.

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    Which in closure would you recommend for it.
     
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    Rich

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    If you want an enclosure, I'd go with the Antec MX-1. My weapon of choice is the Thermaltake docking station. No tools needed. You get everything you need. Go to Amazon or Newegg and check out the Thermaltake docks. Make sure you're looking for a TT BlackX docking station.

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    Losi b

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    Thank you very much Rich.
     
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    thanks
     
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    You would use the Antec MX-1 with the Thermaltake docking station or just one or the other?
     

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