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#1 OFFLINE   KCCardsfan

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:11 PM

Need help for my brother-in-law, he has had two WD 750's go bad in the last year (HDD not case) these models had USB/Firewire/eSata interface. WD could not recover data on either one. My question is what external stand alone case 722 users have had the best luck with? He wants to buy a stand alone eSata Seagate drive and put it in a SATA-USB case, the Seagate drives have an excellent track record when used externally on a DVR. So if 722 users that are not using all-in-one external solutions would post, it would be greatly appreciated.
I read about the all-in-one solutions users have had luck with, but he has decided to go this route if possible. He has seen my Seagate external on my DirecTv work flawless for 1.5 years in a CoolMax and would like to do the same, but like DirecTv I'm sure there are some cases that simply don't work on the 722.

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#2 OFFLINE   ChuckA

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:46 PM

Any single disk enclosure with a USB2 interface should work as long as it has its own power supply. It will not work if it pulls its power from the USB port.
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#3 OFFLINE   KCCardsfan

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:00 PM

Any single disk enclosure with a USB2 interface should work as long as it has its own power supply. It will not work if it pulls its power from the USB port.


I appreciate your response, but as requested in my initial post I'm looking for specific examples that 722 users have used that work.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:40 PM

I appreciate your response, but as requested in my initial post I'm looking for specific examples that 722 users have used that work.

I have a Nextstar 3 which is working fine for me but only about a month in use so I have no extended history on how long it will last.

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#5 OFFLINE   KCCardsfan

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:58 PM

Thanks, this case is available local, will keep it in mind.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:41 PM

Any other recommendations?

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 02:05 PM

I'm using a no brand from ebay, working fine with a WD drive I had lying around. I don't leave on 24/7, just when vewing or moving.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:39 AM

I also have a nexstar (shiny black with a pretty blue power light!). I've had it on almost continuosly for about a year. I plopped an old WD 160gb drive in it. Not one problem so far. It's even wedged between 2 file boxes.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:11 PM

This is what I use:

Thermaltake BlacX N0028USU External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 - Retail

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153066

And one of these:

Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148335

Nice thing about this setup is I can change drives by just putting a different one in the caddy.

Works very well!
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:12 PM

I have a Thermaltake BlacX 2.5/3.5 SATA HDD USB Docking Station.

It allows me to swap drives just by powering off the dock, popping out the drive and popping another SATA drive in the dock. I've never had any problem with it. Drives are out in the open air and I have the fan pulling air out of the left side of my 622 blowing on the EHD.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:21 PM

Thanks to all for the input!

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:25 PM

I have a Thermaltake BlacX 2.5/3.5 SATA HDD USB Docking Station.

It allows me to swap drives just by powering off the dock, popping out the drive and popping another SATA drive in the dock. I've never had any problem with it. Drives are out in the open air and I have the fan pulling air out of the left side of my 622 blowing on the EHD.


Had looked into this, glad to see how well it works. Thanks

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:23 PM

I have 4-5 SATA drives setting beside my BlacX dock.

I have one for Dog Whisperer, one for kids programs, one for movies, etc.

Works great.
Tuners: Hopper 2000; Hopper w/Sling; 3 Joeys; Samsung SIR-T351; Accurian 6000;2 X HD TiVo; 2 X TiVo Series 2 Stand alone; Panasonic Showstopper 2000
Dish 1000.2 @ 110, 119, 129; dish 500 @ 61.5
Antennas - CM4228; RS U75-R; coathanger; Funke PSP.1922 (stillin the box); paperclip
Displays: Sony VPH D50Q with HD Fury HDMI input; Hitachi 57F59; Sony Bravia LCD;Sanyo 32" LCD; Panasonic 42" plasma
Sony 80GB PS3; Toshiba HD-DVD

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