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opinions please on these 2 ext drives?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by rb5505, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. rb5505

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    to go with a hr20-700. i'm simply looking for extra recording space. i see positives with the seagate having the 5 yr warranty and the firewire option for my mac (if i use it there later on). i see positives with the acomdata with the smaller size & lower price. plus all my externals for my mac are acomdata, and have worked well there.

    Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1 TB 3.5" USB 2.0/FireWire 400 External Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148306&Tpk=ST310005FPA1E3-RK

    AcomData PHD10000USE-72 PureDrive 1 TB 3.5-Inch USB 2.0/eSATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822216041&Tpk=acomdata+1tb+esata

    this i assume is the esata cable i need for either one?
    SIIG CB-SA0111-S1 3.3-Feet Serial ATA External Cable
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812191016&Tpk=SIIG CB-SA0111

    thanks for your 2 cents.
     
  2. Jason Whiddon

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    I owned a FA Pro for my hr20, loved it.
     
  3. kikkenit2

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    Unless you can keep that enclosure in a cool environment 24/7 it will get too hot and freeze up. You're better off paying a little more and getting one with a decent fan. The preferred case is the Antec MX-1 or similar for dvr use. I started out with the FAP too.
     
  4. Jason Whiddon

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    Not true. My FA750 sat inside the cabinet with the HR20 and worked just fine. Some drives are just faulty, cant blame that on the heat.

    Now, do I agree a case with a fan is better? Yes.
     
  5. rmplatt

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    look up esata cable, and it's the first one that comes up. It's 12.81 with free shipping if you add something else to the order to bring it up to 25 bucks.

    here's a direct link
     
  6. kikkenit2

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    Monoprice.com has cables for about $4 and work great.
     

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