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

  1. detroit_fan

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    thanks, i'll look into that one
    Thanks Rich. the main reason i want something different is becaue of the way they have treated me during the warranty claim on this. If they would have said it's only 1 year warranty i would be fine with that, but when i call them they pretend to take down my info and say they will send me instructions, but they don't. I can barely understand any of them on the phone, and they refuse to answer my emails. i'd just rather not give them and more of my money if this is the way they treat customers. i like to reward good customer serivce, even if it is more expensive.

    While reviewing other docks, i came across a review where a guy took a toothpick and wedged it alongside the power button to hold it in. I've tried it an it's been good for a few days now. Not sure how long it will last, but it shoud give me time to figure out a replacement.
     
  2. RunnerFL

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    Yeah, I see that now. After checking I realized the fanless enclosure I was successfully using is a NexStar not a Rosewill. My bad!
     
  3. Rich

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    Ah, now I remember. I've only returned one and I had no problems with it, but the guy didn't sound friendly. I can understand your frustration.

    Rich
     
  4. Choir

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    I have had the Thermaltake Max 5 (model ST0012u) on my HR34 since the end of March and it has been working flawlessly.



    Choir
     
  5. Rich

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    Quiet?

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  6. Hotelone

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    I had immediate success with the Thermaltake Max 5 after my previously posted fail with the Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK. The Max 5 is very quiet, two fans and there's a switch to turn off the gaudy fan lights despite some web comments I'd read. There is a very large bright blue disk access light on the front, nothing a little black electrical tape can't fix. Thanks for everyones help on this thread!
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    you underestimate iron tool :) I could make this light dim or change its color ... no limits for a handyman !
     
  8. Hotelone

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    you underestimate iron tool :) I could make this light dim or change its color ... no limits for a handyman !


    I'm intrigued, please explain...
     
  9. P Smith

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    it's easy: open the box, remove PCB with a controller, find where is locate a resistor what limit a current of the LED and replace it to higher value: say it was 220 Ohm, you'll put 330 Ohm; or change the LED to green one ... so using soldering iron you could do that easy :)
     
  10. Choir

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    Whisper quiet.



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  11. Starrbuck

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    I'm currently using two BlacX enclosures on my Genie and HR24, but the thing I do not like about them is they leave the drive exposed to dust and accidental touching of running components. I would prefer something enclosed and something with active cooling.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it's not a matter of the dock but cleaning a house or/and prevent dust coming into it
     
  13. Rich

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    I've never had a dust problem, you'll see that with enclosures that suck in air. Nothing exposed is "hot" on a TT dock.

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  14. Rich

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    I use one of my docks in my utility room, certainly the room that is the dustiest in the house and have never had a problem.

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  15. CCarncross

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    Not hot, but they do get reasonably warm...much warmer than in an actively cooled enclosure. I've had 2 HDD failures in the last 2 years that I switched to the docks. I had zero HDD failures in the 1st 3 years using the Antec MX-1 enclosures. I had one fan go bad in that time but the drive was fine....
     
  16. Rich

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    I don't recall ever having a bad drive in an MX-1 either. I'd have to check my Amazon account to see how long I've been using the docks...July 21, 2010. Got my first one. Never bought anything other external device since then. I've lost an old, probably the first EADS I bought, 2TB drive. I sent one back I wasn't sure of (turned out to be a TT problem) and got a new one without any problems. I have had some problems with the docks over the years tho.

    Not bad for a three year stretch. Haven't lost an internal 2TB drive yet.

    Rich
     
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    GAM

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    My MX-1 has been great also, too bad they stopped making them.
     
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    Starrbuck

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    The great thing for me about the MX-1 was it was completely enclosed. Too bad the fans failed or I would still be using the two that I had...
     
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    Rich

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    Try a TT dock, I've never had a problem with the fans on them.

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    Starrbuck

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    I have two TT docks. I would prefer an active cooling enclosure so that the drives are better protected. (I already posted this a few messages ago...)
     

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