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eSata to HR20 Hookup

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Michael54017, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. Michael54017

    Michael54017 New Member

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    Hi,
    I've been watching the posts to see how to connect an eSATA to my HR20, I think I have it right but could someone verify this for me? I have an eSATA Free Agent Pro, 500GB and the HR20. So here's the steps, I think:

    1. Shut down the HR 20 and unplug it.
    2. Plug in the FA Pro to the eSATA port on the back of the HR20.
    3. Power up the FA Pro, let it go for a minute or two.
    4. Then plug in and turn on the HR20.

    So do I have it right or did I miss a step?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    Welcome to DBSTalk

    Yes that is all you need to do.
     
  3. Michael54017

    Michael54017 New Member

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    Thanks Mike! I'll give it a shot!

    Mike
     
  4. Michael54017

    Michael54017 New Member

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    Hi Mike,
    I just wanted to let you know it looks like it's doing great!!!! I'm recording with it now, I can hardly wait to see how much stuff I can throw on there! Is there someplace I could go on the web to learn more about all this?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  5. cartrivision

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    According to the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), eSATA devices are hot pluggable as stated here: http://www.serialata.org/esata.asp, so the following procedure would be safe and quicker:


    1. Power up the FA Pro, let it go for a minute or two.
    2. Plug in the FA Pro to the eSATA port on the back of the HR20.
    3. Perform a menu reset on the HR20.

    To switch back to the internal disk, simply do a menu reset on the HR20 and power down the external disk after the HR20 starts to reboot while leaving it plugged into the HR20 eSATA port.
     
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