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#2881 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:15 AM

Hi there, I would like to report that my ThermalTake Max 5G enclosure has been running just

fine with a WD20EURS 2tb on one of my HR24s for well over a year.  The bad news is that the

EURS just failed and it is out of warranty. Ugh! (I had used the drive in another applacation for some

time).

 

Out of all of the WD 2tb drives offered, is there another model that would be a better choice

than to replace it with another WD20EURS????

 

...>>Sam

 

I am of the opinion that the EURS is problematic.  Enough posts have been made about this to draw that conclusion.  To add to all those posts, I've never had any success with an EURS drive.  Admittedly, I don't have a lot of patience with HDDs, but I'd avoid the EURS line.  I really don't know what's inside my owned HRs.  I should have kept better track of the models when I put them in.  None are EURS drives, I know that.  And none have ever failed (that's only true of my 2TB internal drives).  I do know I've had one EARX running in a TT dock for over two years on a 24-100 that is leased.  That's the only external drive I have left.  

 

I find it interesting that I've never lost a 2TB drive when installed internally.  Not that I've lost many HDDs, but they seem to be much happier inside an HR than externally.  I'm rapping my knuckles on a wooden table as I write this.  

 

Now, everyone can post and tell us how wonderfully their EURS is running.  Won't change my mind about them.  I'd still recommend avoiding them.

 

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#2882 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:18 AM

I have a WD AV-GP WD30EURX 3TB Drive that I have been using for over a year with no problems on my HR-44-700
Also have a 2TB EURS (Can't remember the exact model) that has been going for almost 5 years on a R-22.
Both are used in Thermaltake BlacX SATA enclosures.
I figure I should probably think about replacing the 2TB drive with something else while I can still extract the data off it.

 

Some people get lucky, some don't.  Almost 5 years is a really good run.  I guess when the EURS HDDs work, they really work well.  The EURS HDDs I've bought didn't work well at all.  And that happened pretty quickly.  

 

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 11:35 AM

My Antec MX-1 fan died the other day and want to replace it with something new.

 

Wondering if the Thermaltake Max 5 will work with my HR24-200 just like the Antec MX-1 did?



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 11:58 AM

My Antec MX-1 fan died the other day and want to replace it with something new.

 

Wondering if the Thermaltake Max 5 will work with my HR24-200 just like the Antec MX-1 did?

 

I'm pretty disappointed with TT over the docks.  I don't like companies that require you to pay to ship devices that don't work correctly back to them.  By the time you do that, you end up losing money.  I just threw away several of the docks because of bad on/off switches.  Be sure to buy the Max 5 from Amazon and make sure they're responsible for the returns.  Don't trust TT to do the right thing, they won't.

 

Lots of folks have used the Max 5s and had no problems that I've seen.  

 

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:47 PM

My Antec MX-1 fan died the other day and want to replace it with something new.

 

Wondering if the Thermaltake Max 5 will work with my HR24-200 just like the Antec MX-1 did?

Mine is working fine on an HR44-700. I have the ThermalTake Dock on an HR24-200 and have had it on an HR20-700. It continues to work fine, although given a choice I like the Max5 enclosure with the fans built in, and of course the drive isn't exposed like it is on the dock.


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HR24-200, WD20EVDS 2 TB eSATA/ThermalTake Dock

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:58 PM

Mine is working fine on an HR44-700. I have the ThermalTake Dock on an HR24-200 and have had it on an HR20-700. It continues to work fine, although given a choice I like the Max5 enclosure with the fans built in, and of course the drive isn't exposed like it is on the dock.

Thanks for the replies guys, appreciate it :D.   Got some good news on a side note, logged into my account for Directv and realized that I was up for a free upgrade and got the Genie HR44-500 and 2 mini genies for free, got to love that, so as you said thermaltake stuff should work just fine on my newly installed HR44 :D


Edited by ktoonsez, 14 July 2014 - 09:59 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

Mine is working fine on an HR44-700. I have the ThermalTake Dock on an HR24-200 and have had it on an HR20-700. It continues to work fine, although given a choice I like the Max5 enclosure with the fans built in, and of course the drive isn't exposed like it is on the dock.

 

Quick tip:  Trust Hasan!  I do.

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, appreciate it :D.   Got some good news on a side note, logged into my account for Directv and realized that I was up for a free upgrade and got the Genie HR44-500 and 2 mini genies for free, got to love that, so as you said thermaltake stuff should work just fine on my newly installed HR44 :D

 

You're welcome.  We don't get that much chance to help out on eSATA questions as we used to and it's always a pleasure.  

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

Quick tip:  Trust Hasan!  I do.

 

Rich

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:10 PM

FWIW- Running 4 different BlacX's on 3 24-100's and 1 on my Genie 34 for a couple years now. Before that I ran 1 Seagate but mostly some EADS and EURX 2TB drives inside my 24's and they ran hotter and eventually started failing.

Now with the externals, running only EURS 2TB drives and not a single failure yet, even when drives sit at about 95% full on a regular basis. I do rotate the 2TB drives 2 times a year with a 500gig stock drive for about a month just to give them a break from the action.

Knock on wood, I have not had a TT go bad because of the power switch yet.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:58 AM

My Antec MX-1 fan died the other day and want to replace it with something new.

 

Wondering if the Thermaltake Max 5 will work with my HR24-200 just like the Antec MX-1 did?

It works just fine on My HR24-200 with the following combination WD20EURS & TT Max 5.


Edited by avonabudget, 16 July 2014 - 09:59 AM.

HR34-700/AM21N on ESATA WD30EURS & TT Max 5
HR24-200/AM21 on ESATA WD20EURS & TT Max 5
HR21-700/AM21 on ESATA WD10000CSRTL & Antec MX-1


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:44 AM

FWIW- Running 4 different BlacX's on 3 24-100's and 1 on my Genie 34 for a couple years now. Before that I ran 1 Seagate but mostly some EADS and EURX 2TB drives inside my 24's and they ran hotter and eventually started failing.

Now with the externals, running only EURS 2TB drives and not a single failure yet, even when drives sit at about 95% full on a regular basis. I do rotate the 2TB drives 2 times a year with a 500gig stock drive for about a month just to give them a break from the action.

Knock on wood, I have not had a TT go bad because of the power switch yet.


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I'd be out buying lottery tickets if I were you!  Running EURS HDDs without a problem and no problems with the TT's on/off switch, geeze, you're obviously a lucky man.  I should have such luck.

 

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:10 PM

I guess I never toggle the power switch on or off, it always stays on since I don't rely on the internal drives because of the heat generation. Heat is the #1 killer of electrical/electronic components.

On a side note, heading to the gas station now to buy some lottery tickets. :)


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:55 AM

I guess I never toggle the power switch on or off, it always stays on since I don't rely on the internal drives because of the heat generation. Heat is the #1 killer of electrical/electronic components.

On a side note, heading to the gas station now to buy some lottery tickets. :)


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Since you've never touched the on/off switch, don't.  Not that it makes that much difference but it can't hurt to leave it alone. They fail even then, tho.  I guess nobody from TT ever reads our forum.  Can't be that hard to fix the problem with the switches.

 

Good luck!  My you win a few million!

 

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Posted Today, 12:48 PM

Anybody use WD's 3TB Purple HDD (Surveillance-A/V) for their DVR with good success?  Search for "PURX" brings back nada.

 

http://www.microcent..._WD30PURX_-_OEM

 

Recall one user put in a 4TB Green...am I better off with a Green or other?


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Posted Today, 01:26 PM

if WD Green is good for DVR, then Purple will be perfect too; just pay the premium ;)



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Posted Today, 02:11 PM

if WD Green is good for DVR, then Purple will be perfect too; just pay the premium ;)

 

Only Weaknees is implying Green is "good"...or is it that they're cheaper and therefore higher margin to them!  So yeah, ~$20 more right now to get the Purple.  Probably worth being a guinea pig on it (based ont he WD description if nothing else), plus picking it up quickly, locally vs. shipped.

 

Oh, this would be for an HR44 and via a Thermaltake BlackX.  I've only used a 1TB HDD in that so far...assume it'll work but not sure about the 3TB HDD.


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Posted Today, 02:23 PM

if WD Green is good for DVR, then Purple will be perfect too; just pay the premium ;)

 

I wouldn't use WD Green in a DVR at all.  Others have reported issues.


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