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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Earl Bonovich, Oct 4, 2006.
Tried that and that also didn't work.
Your sequence to this process was incorrect.
1) Power down (unplug) the HR20
2) Completely connect the external Sata drive with its eSata cable
3) Turn on the external drive
4) Plug the HR20 back in and wait for it to start up with the new external drive
Did you use the cable that came with the Antec enclosure? If so, I find it difficult to figure out just why your unit isn't taking the eSATA drive. Just checking--what model receiver do you have?
It sounds like he tried this after my last post to him, hdtvfan. If so, I'm not sure what else to suggest, other than he verify the model # of the receiver (to make sure it's an HR20-100 or HR20-700).
I even tried to cut away some of the plastic to make sure the cable was going in all the way into the receiver.
This is really disappointing if this doesn't work.
Do i have to have any of the jumpers set on the hard drive or just straight out of the box without any in?
I just plugged and played mine, cyber. I have the same enclosure
What I'd do, though, is make sure you that inside the enclosure unit you reconnect the internal two cables that you had to disconnect in order to install the drive. I noticed that they're tough to disconnect and are even tougher to tightly reseat.
AAAAhhhh....yes, you should set the jumpers to the 1.5, not the 3.0 rate that comes out of the box...that could be your problem...
I didn't set anything, hdtv, and mine works just fine, though I've heard one has to change the jumpers if the drive is first connected to a PC to set up or something.
That's true...but its important that its NOT set at 3.0, and sometimes that's the way they come out of the box - mine did.
I did not disconnect both those connectors just the one that goes to the LED lights on the front and those are working so i re-connected that correctly.
I will try to change the jumper to 1.5 and try again ... will post back soon.
Well if that is true then maybe that is the problem because mine was also an OEM without any jumpers set which makes it 3.0 out of the box and if it is important that it is 1.5 then that could be it....unfortunately Survivor is on right now and the wife is watching it so I have to wait to try again until after that is over..will report back in about 45 mins.
Well, you know, I didn't even check what mine was set at! I was reading the directions on how to set this whole thing up based on another forum poster here, and nothing was said about that. I just plugged and played and so far, everything's fine.
Priorities !!! :lol:
It is absolutely required for the data rate to be set to 1.5, as 3.0 is not supported for eSata.
Well was about to try again and realized it was recording The Office... so I am going to try it at 9:00 PM CST....
But if this reveals that the jumper is indeed the problem maybe we could right up a sticky how to for this particular set up including that step...?
Thanks for everyone's help it's much appreciated. Will write back when try it with the jumper set to 1.5
I sure hope you can resolve this dilemma, cyber, because it really shouldn't be this difficult. eSATA truly IS simple. If a dummy like me could do it...
I have been using my Seagate drive set at 3.0 for over a month now with no problems. Does it still default to 1.5 then?
Hard to believe it has worked with no problems, as that rate is absolutely not supported.
Read through this previous thread on the topic...
When I set up the drive I set the jumpers to 3.0 figuring that the faster the throughput the better the performance.
If I have a problem then I know where to look first. Thanks for the info.
I've had 1 seagate drive set at 3 running problem free for 7+ months. The 2 new drives are set at 3 and have been running problem free for the last month.