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opinions please on these 2 ext drives?


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#1 OFFLINE   rb5505

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 04:14 PM

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.co...310005FPA1E3-RK

AcomData PHD10000USE-72 PureDrive 1 TB 3.5-Inch USB 2.0/eSATA
http://www.newegg.co...mdata+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.co...=SIIG CB-SA0111

thanks for your 2 cents.

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#2 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:08 PM

I owned a FA Pro for my hr20, loved it.
65" VT50 / BDP-S6200
X4000 / Outlaw Model 7125
Klipsch RF82 II and RC62 II / Hsu VTF-15H (2)
Directv HR44-200 / HR24-500

 


#3 OFFLINE   kikkenit2

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 09:12 PM

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 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:00 AM

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.
65" VT50 / BDP-S6200
X4000 / Outlaw Model 7125
Klipsch RF82 II and RC62 II / Hsu VTF-15H (2)
Directv HR44-200 / HR24-500

 


#5 OFFLINE   rmplatt

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:20 AM

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 OFFLINE   kikkenit2

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:56 AM

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

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




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