Anyone tried the Seagate Showcase drive (http://www.seagate.c...ment/showcase)? Any benefit to getting it, since it's about $80 more than a comparable brand X eSATA 1TB drive?
I ask because it looks like my current external eSATA drive is dying (http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=163832).
All I can tell you is that the drives recommended by DIRECTV were not randomly chosen. If you look at the specs you'll notice both the Seagate and WD recommendations mention DVRs .. that's gotta mean something. Brand X is probably geared for computer use rather than DVR use.