I used this setup since last Aug 2008. It was plug and play with no problems. It recently started acting very sluggish in responces, so I figured it was going down the tubes. I had it up to about 75% capacity before problems started...including freeze ups, stuttering video, slow responce times to FF and playlist (very annoying). Rebooting does help for a while as you stated. I have also noticed the power light going off several times on the drive and had to turn off the Apricorn drive and reboot both ext. HDD and HR to resume normal function.
It was easy to set up. No problems with setup.
It is very quiet, in fact there is no noise at all from it.
It is very cool. Cold almost while running.
What is not...
Is the drive failing? will update later
I have deleted programming to 40% and it seem to help normal function as long as I reboot the HR every so often (about once a week)
After reading some of the above comments I would agree that an update to the HR may have caused the problems.
I am currently searching for a replacement external drive and have purchased a FAP-X 1.5 TB and have had no success getting it to be recognized yet. I am unable to get the HDD to remain "0n" before booting the HR, as some other have had a similar problem I hope to solve this,
What model HR is that? I have two Xtremes and they work perfectly with a 20-700. The eSATA might well not stay "on" during the hook up process. The FAPs usually did not come "on" until the HR recognized the eSATA. Since Seagate makes both products...