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Can I lay my eSata drive on it's side?


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#1 OFFLINE   Bergthold

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 05:02 PM

I have been using a Seagate Free Agent Pro 750 GB drive with my HR20-100 for several months now with no problems. I purchased a new TV and am moving my equipment rack.

I have been using the drive standing up like it is supposed to be. I would like to lay it on it's side. I wouldn't think that this would matter. Is anybody here using a drive on it's side? I appreciate any feedback on this.

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#2 OFFLINE   davring

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 05:09 PM

The drive itself would not matter, but I would be concerned about the ventilation.
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#3 OFFLINE   Bergthold

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 05:34 PM

The drive actually vents out the bottom of the stand. The stand is fixed to the case. So laying it on it's side would actually give it better ventilation.

#4 OFFLINE   John in Georgia

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:54 PM

I have been using a Seagate Free Agent Pro 750 GB drive with my HR20-100 for several months now with no problems. I purchased a new TV and am moving my equipment rack.

I have been using the drive standing up like it is supposed to be. I would like to lay it on it's side. I wouldn't think that this would matter. Is anybody here using a drive on it's side? I appreciate any feedback on this.


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#5 OFFLINE   meller

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 05:00 PM

Hi ,
I just purchased a Western Digital 'MY BOOK' Home edition external 1TB drive to use with my HR20-700. It does not appear to be working. It connects fine but I don't seem to be recording yo it and as I can recall hearing was that I should not be able to see the internal drive when I cannect the external one. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Mark


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#6 OFFLINE   hrobbs

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 06:33 PM

Hi ,
I just purchased a Western Digital 'MY BOOK' Home edition external 1TB drive to use with my HR20-700. It does not appear to be working. It connects fine but I don't seem to be recording yo it and as I can recall hearing was that I should not be able to see the internal drive when I cannect the external one. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Mark


You're not going to want to hear this, but several people have posted that the WD My Book doesn't work. I have a WD internal drive in an external case and it has worked great.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:01 PM

You're not going to want to hear this, but several people have posted that the WD My Book doesn't work. I have a WD internal drive in an external case and it has worked great.


So what do you suggest in its place?


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#8 OFFLINE   hrobbs

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:34 AM

So what do you suggest in its place?


Here's what I'm using, a 1TB WD internal drive in a Kingwin enclosure:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136151
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817121021

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:53 AM

Remember, it is always BEST practice to NOT move drives will under power or use.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:51 AM

I have been using a Seagate Free Agent Pro 750 GB drive with my HR20-100 for several months now with no problems. I purchased a new TV and am moving my equipment rack.

I have been using the drive standing up like it is supposed to be. I would like to lay it on it's side. I wouldn't think that this would matter. Is anybody here using a drive on it's side? I appreciate any feedback on this.


I've been using mine that wat since I bought it (several months)

No problems !

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