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Working eSata Setups:

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

  1. Volman

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    I can report another (so far!) success for the WD10EVDS.It's running perfectly in a Rosewill RX-358 enclosure on the HR20-700.It is a little noisy(fan noise only),but it's sitting out in the open.The Rosewill cools very well!!
     
  2. rharouni

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    After reading what seems like 1 million posts, it appears that the consensus is that both the WD20EVDS and WD20EADS should work fine with the Rosewill enclosure on the HR20-700. My question is this: Is there any particular reason to choose one drive over the other? They are both about the same price on Newegg so I figure I'll order one tonight but I really don't want to pay a restocking fee if I choose the wrong one. Thanks for any help guys.
     
  3. Davenlr

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    EVDS is designed for DVR and AV use, while the EADS is designed for Computer use.
     
  4. Rich

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    If you don't want to worry about restocking fees, taxes or shipping fees, Amazon.com doesn't charge restocking fees, taxes and if you opt into their Prime shipping program (costs $79 a year and is well worth it) you'll more than make up for the cost of their shipping program.

    I do look at NewEgg for items and reviews, but don't deal with companies that charge restocking fees as a rule. I do the majority of my online shopping at Amazon and have never had a problem returning anything.

    Rich
     
  5. Volman

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    Ditto.......Rich put me on to Amazon! It's great.I have to pay 9.25% sales tax + shipping from Newegg.I still got a Rosewill RX-358 there since it shipped free and was still the least $$.

    One thing......DO NOT BUY FROM EBAY........DO NOT BUY OFF EBAY>Unless you choose to lose money.I did once>NO MORE EBAY.Way too many scammers among the big sellers.Ebay's "Protection Plan" failed me miserably.They just didn't do anything.

    Amazon is great for returns.Make sure the purchase is from "Amazon.com" and not a separate seller.The item should state whether it's sold by Amazon.com or not.Their free shipping on purchases over $25 is another clue to them being the true seller.
     
  6. Rich

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    Also, any item with "Prime" under the offering is sold by Amazon and is part of their Prime shipping program.

    Rich
     
  7. Sim-X

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    I loooove amazon - buy all kinds of stuff there - prime is great and you can share it with up to 4 accounts.

    Also would like to report my WD20EVDS drive is running awesome. It's sick how much stuff it actually holds. I do not have it in an enclosure but the drive itself runs great. (so far anyway)
     
  8. rharouni

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    Thanks for all the great advice guys. I also got ripped off many years ago on a pair of fake sunglasses purchased through Ebay. I learned my lesson and I have never been back on Ebay ever since. I have been a happy Amazon Prime customer for many years now so your advice makes sense. The only reason I was going to buy everything from New Egg was that they carried both items and the price was excellent (with free shipping) but I never could get over the idea of a restocking fee.

    I just finished placing the order for the WD20EVDS from Amazon and the RX-358 enclosure from Newegg. If this setup works out for me, I plan on upgrading my other four boxes the exact same way. Can you imagine 10 TB of hard drive space networked throughout the house? It seems I'll have to take time off from work just so that I can watch all that television, huh? :)
     
  9. Rich

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    Not only can I imagine 10TBs of programming on MRV, but I've actually got about 13TBs at the moment. Lots of backed up programs, tho. Still don't really trust the HRs enough to cut back drastically, altho with my six owned 20-700s having large internals and working flawlessly, I might well buy a couple more and cut back to ten. They really are more dependable with large internals, but I still worry about losing content. But, with NetFlix and their large archive of TV series, I might stop worrying about that, keep my six owned, keep the wife's and son's leased HRs and cut back to eight. And cut back on the movie channels except for Showtime and HBO.

    I wonder if D* considered that folks with multiple HRs would cut back on them once they saw exactly what was on them at the same time using MRV. I did see in another thread that D*'s customers don't usually have more than one or two HRs. I'd say that was understandable, considering people's viewing habits and having work eat into their spare time.

    Rich
     
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    armophob

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    I just fired up a Calvary 2T on HR20-700 #1. I am very disappointed by how hot it is getting. I repositioned it behind the Targus exhaust from the laptop cooler I am using on the HR20-700.
     
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    Rich

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    Every Cav I have bought has failed. Don't recall having heat problems tho.

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    CCarncross

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    If it's a fanless enclosure they always have heat issues...they were never meant for 24/7 continuous use as they are in a DVR environemnt
     
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    Rich

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    Some had fans that were really small and made an extraordinary amount of fan noise. Sounded like a jet engine :lol: (well, you know what I mean, it was really loud).

    The two RAID CAVs I had also had really loud fans and they were about the size of the HR's fans. One lasted about four months, the other went in about a year.

    Oddly, the only Cav I had that didn't have a fan was silent and only warm to the touch. An NR took that out. If I remember correctly. I must have had damn near 15-20 of the CAVs. Finally gave up on them. They were bought out by another company.

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    armophob

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    Knocking on wood, my 1T Cav has been going strong for a couple years now. I was hoping the 2T would give me the same results. With the targus fan exhaust, it is now much cooler.
     
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    Rich

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    I wouldn't think the HDD would make a whole lot of difference. Is the 1TB a different model?

    On another note, still no relief on the To Do list button. And that Progress Bar is becoming more annoying. Watching baseball games is arduous. Wonder if anyone at D* cares? The progress bar on my Sony BD player is so nice. Doesn't appear unless you bring it up and then it's small enough not to be intrusive.

    Well, that's all I can find to complain about! Not bad!

    Rich
     
  16. hdtvluvr

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    I've ordered a WD20EVDS and a Rosewill RX-358. I've searched and can not find out how many hours of MPEG4 HD programming a 2 TB drive will hold. Does anyone know?
     
  17. Rich

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    Depending on the content, about 500 hours. That's a lot of programming.

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  18. Davenlr

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    I had a WD10EAVS in a USB2 enclosure that I bought to back up my server, and it was SO slow. I ordered the Rosewill RX-358 and put the WD10EAVS in it tonight, and plugged it into a new HR24-500, and so far, so good. I was going to buy the WD20EAVS but figured I had the drive just sitting there getting dusty, so I might as well use it.
     
  19. rakstr

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    What do people mean when they say things like "the last national release took out my eSata drive"? Do they mean wiped the content, do they mean reconfigured, ...? Some seem to indicate physical damage but I'm perplexed for an explanation on that one. Just looking for data before connecting a drive.

    Given the cost of the enclosure and media, if someone can definitively explain how physical damage can be done I'll "take the risk with DTV" and just replace the internal.
     
  20. Rich

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    They simply don't work anymore. And you lose all the content. Then you have to put up with folks saying that the NR couldn't possibly do harm to an eSATA. I've had this happen several times and had to dump the eSATAs. I'm not putting anymore eSATAs on my HRs because of what's happened in the past. I'm buying 20-700s and putting large internals in them. I've still got a couple of eSATAs, but it's just a matter of time before they get wiped out.

    Rich
     

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