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Working eSata Setups:

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by houskamp, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Jul 14, 2007 #1 of 2284
    houskamp

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    Since there have been a lot of questions about "What to buy?" I figuired I'd start this thread:
    Please post what Esata drives you are using successfully, include model numbers and any other pertenent info.
    Please just post working setups, NO DISCUSSION...
     
  2. Jul 14, 2007 #2 of 2284
    JMCecil

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    Thermaltake Max 4 enclosure. (Used the eSata cable provided with the Max 4 package without a problem)
    Seagate Barracuda ST3750640AS - 750gb
     
  3. Jul 14, 2007 #3 of 2284
    ChrisPC

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    Seagate ST3500601XS-RK
     
  4. Jul 14, 2007 #4 of 2284
    P Smith

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    1st - this is eSATA !


    Hitachi 1TB SATA drive.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2007 #5 of 2284
    elixir26

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    AZiO ENC311SU31 3.5" eSATA + USB 2.0 External Enclosure

    Seagate 750gb ST3750640NS
     
  6. Jul 14, 2007 #6 of 2284
    Gill Bates

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    Seagate Free Agent Pro 750, I have no idea what the actual drive part number is and not about to take apart a unit that has worked flawlessly since early June to find out. :D
     
  7. Jul 14, 2007 #7 of 2284
    WERA689

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    Using a Western Digital My Book 500gig on my -700. Works great.
    Using a Seagate FreeAgent 500gig on my -100. Also works great.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2007 #8 of 2284
    moorhead99

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    SansDigital enclosure MS2UT with 2 Seagate Drives(ST3500630AS) configured as 1TB Raid 0.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2007 #9 of 2284
    jeffshoaf

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    When you post a working eSATA drive, please post the cable and source as well since there's been several reports of incompatible cables!
     
  10. Jul 15, 2007 #10 of 2284
    elixir26

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    The AZiO comes with both eSATA and USB cables.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2007 #11 of 2284
    jwmartillo

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    Western Digital Caviar WD7500AAKS - 750GB ($179 from Fry's)
    SABRENT EC-ESTS Aluminum 3.5" eSATA External Enclosure ($14 from Newegg!)

    Enclosure came with all needed cables! Worked great out of the gate!
     
  12. Jul 15, 2007 #12 of 2284
    Racer88

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    Presently:
    SansDigital MS2UT enclosure w/2x MAX3H500F0S5 500GB Maxtor QuickView 500 7200RPM SATA I/II w/16MB Buffer 5yr Warranty in RAID 0 for 1 TB total storage capacity.

    Previously:
    Apricorn EZ-BUS-DTS-EKIT single drive enclosure with one of the above listed drives.
     
  13. Jul 15, 2007 #13 of 2284
    MnGuy

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    Seagate Free Agent 750gb to HR20-700 (Hard drive on sale for $194 at Costco FYI)

    eSata cable from Monoprice, required cutting a bit of the rubber for secure fit to the drive. Works great!
     
  14. Jul 15, 2007 #14 of 2284
    mikeny

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    Rosewill enclosures are listed in my signature, [newegg.com]. It comes with all the cables you need and it has a fan. I have one on each HR20.

    The 500 GB Maxtor drives are slightly different models. One is a Maxtor 500 GB "Ultra16" SATA II LO1F500 [retail box/3 year warranty: staples.com].

    The other is a "MaxLine Pro 500" 7H500F0 7200 RPM SATA II 3.0 Gb/S [OEM, 1 year warranty from Newegg.com]

    They both seem to have the same specs.

    I jumpered both down to SATA I. Is it necessary? I don't know.

    7 months running without issue.

    About 9 months without issue on the other.
     
  15. Jul 16, 2007 #15 of 2284
    jeffshoaf

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    OK, how come nobody warned me about the full length and height yellow light on the Seagate FreeAgent Pro? UPS delivered mine this evening, connected it up with SIIG CB-SA0111-S1 cable and it seems to be working fine... But that yellow light is a bit distracting!
     
  16. Jul 16, 2007 #16 of 2284
    houskamp

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    duct tape is your freind :)
     
  17. Jul 16, 2007 #17 of 2284
    Bish

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    I used black electrical tape.
     
  18. Jul 18, 2007 #18 of 2284
    lucky13

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    Seagate 500GB; came with cable
    Seagate Freeagent 750GB. No cable provided, but I forgot where I got it from.
    I think the yellow light (looks more orange to me) looks great with the HR20 blue.
     
  19. Jul 19, 2007 #19 of 2284
    elixir26

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    As I replaced my last two Hr10-250's on 7/18/07, I added a Seagate Pro 750 to one of them. I used a THERMALTAKE|A2361 R eSATA cable from NewEgg. I still can't belive that Best Buy and Comp USA don't stock such a simple cable. The install went without a hitch, just plug everything in and turn on the Seagate before you plug in the Hr20. I chose the Seagate Pro for this one as the price was good and the product is well spoken of in the forum.
     
  20. Jul 19, 2007 #20 of 2284
    finaldiet

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    Thanks for yourinfo, but what connection is better, cable or usb?
     

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