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External Hard Drives That Work

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by HobbyTalk, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Aug 24, 2007 #1 of 528
    HobbyTalk

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    I know there are a couple of threads about drives that don't work and a few posts about some that do, but the info is scattered in different threads. Maybe we can start a thread that lists the make and model of drives that do work (at the present time) for those that are looking to purchase an external drive.

    Here is a list of EHDs that work taken from the posts below

    Buffalo Technology DriveStation SATA 500GB
    Cavalry 500GB
    Fantom Titanium 500GB
    Hitachi 500GB
    HP Personal Media Drive 500GB
    I/O Magic Gigabank 500 - 500GB
    IOmega 500GB Desktop
    Maxtor 750GB OneTouch
    Maxtor 320GB Personal Storage 3200
    Maxtor 500GB Personal Storage 3200
    MAXTOR DiamondMax 9 80GB ATA/133 HDD
    Maxtor OneTouch II 200GB
    Maxtor OneTouch II 300GB
    Maxtor OneTouch III 500GB
    Maxtor OneTouch IV 500GB
    Seagate Baracuda ATA V 120GB
    Seagate Free Agent Pro 320GB
    SimpleTech 320GB
    SimpleTech 500GB
    WD My Book Essentials 250GB
    WD My Book Essentials 500GB
    WD My Book Essentials 750GB
    WD My Book Home Edition (USB, Firewire, eSATA) 750G
    WD My Book Essentials 1TB
    WD My Book Premium Edition 750GB (Some reports of issues on this drive have been reported. See WD thread for more details)

    Updated 05/20/08
     
  2. Aug 24, 2007 #2 of 528
    ChuckA

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    I've said it a few times now, but I have still not had any problems with the Maxtor 750 gig OneTouch drive.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2007 #3 of 528
    Ron Barry

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    Good idea HobbyTalk.

    I have a WD MyBook 250GB and I have not noticed any issues.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2007 #4 of 528
    twindaddy

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    If possible, please highlight/color your drive in red bold so people can easily skim through this post. Thanks!
     
  5. Aug 24, 2007 #5 of 528
    Ron Barry

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    Ok... I colored the initial posts. Good idea twindaddy. Will make it easier to scan
     
  6. Aug 24, 2007 #6 of 528
    Farmer Dave

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    IOmega 500GB Desktop
     
  7. Aug 24, 2007 #7 of 528
    mwsmith2

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    No problems at all. Acquired from Fry's

    500GB Maxtor Personal Storage 3200
     
  8. Aug 24, 2007 #8 of 528
    David-A

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    No problems with my second 750GB WD My Book Essentials. The first one, though, was DOA.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2007 #9 of 528
    Ken Green

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    I/O Magic 500GB
    WD MyBook 750GB
    No issues with either :)
     
  10. Aug 24, 2007 #10 of 528
    ViP9999

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    Seagate Baracuda ATA V 120GB
     
  11. Aug 24, 2007 #11 of 528
    tedb3rd

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    Maxtor 750 gig OneTouch--no problems thus far. But I would recommend placing the hard drive somewhere hidden because the light on it is bright, flashy, and annoying.
     
  12. Aug 24, 2007 #12 of 528
    dpd146

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    WD 750GB My Book Premium Edition

    So far so good.
     
  13. Aug 24, 2007 #13 of 528
    DanoP

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    WD MyBook 750GB is working well.
     
  14. Aug 24, 2007 #14 of 528
    Marriner

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    Having good performance so far from my 500GB Maxtor Personal Storage 3200
     
  15. Aug 24, 2007 #15 of 528
    ChuckA

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    What? Skim through the posts? You don't like to read unless it is in red? :lol:
     
  16. Aug 24, 2007 #16 of 528
    odbrv

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    SimpleTech 500GB has worked fine
     
  17. Aug 25, 2007 #17 of 528
    TNVOL1111

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    Is there a list of HD's that consistently don't work with the 622?
     
  18. Aug 25, 2007 #18 of 528
    Grandude

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    Maxtor OneTouch III 500GB Works with no setup or user problems.
     
  19. Aug 25, 2007 #19 of 528
    chiefclerk

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    Set up:

    Early 622
    Latest Software

    Called to activate hard drive feature.

    Attached a SimpleTech 500G drive, brand new. The system reformatted the drive as expected. After the receiver reset itself, the USB Storage function was accessed and gave me the error message indicating no device was attached. A second reset produced no change.
     
  20. Aug 25, 2007 #20 of 528
    hdaddikt

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    I think the Seagate FreeAgent series is the biggest offender. (although there is a work-around).
    There have been a sprinkling of problems with few other drives I've noticed here and there, especially on satelliteguys.. but did not see any real pattern.
     

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