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External ESata Hard Drive

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#1 OFFLINE   gregftlaud

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:24 PM

Just want a few opinions on which one of these external hard drives would be better


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#2 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:31 PM

I highly recommend against using a prepackaged external drive, unless it is on the DirecTv approved list. You are much better off matching your DVR with known working external enclosure/drive combos found in the eSATA thread on this board. While you selection may work, it may not, if it is not on the list.

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#3 OFFLINE   gregftlaud

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:38 PM

The first external hard drive i posted there is on the directv website as recommended. Where is that list here in that thread of working esata drives?

Also i'm assuming whole home dvr service works with an external drive conntected right? I have 2 DVR's (HR20-700) hardwired via wireless router.

#4 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:41 PM

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=142735

Yes, WHDVR works with eSATA drives.

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#5 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:58 PM

I have 2 DVR's (HR20-700) hardwired via wireless router.


This does seem a bit contradicting...(?)
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:03 PM

This does seem a bit contradicting...(?)


Not really. Most wireless routers have 4 wired ports.

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#7 OFFLINE   gregftlaud

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:13 PM

Exactly i use the wireless for my computers....hardwired ports for my dvr's

Does anyone use either the esata hard drives?


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Western Digital WDBABT0010HBK-NESN

Edited by gregftlaud, 23 April 2011 - 10:19 PM.


#8 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:41 PM

optimal is 2 TB drive ...

#9 OFFLINE   gregftlaud

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:58 AM

why is 2tb optimal? i dont need that much space

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:54 AM

why is 2tb optimal? i dont need that much space


Cos thats the largest you can go and they are relatively cheap. Why buy a 1tb and fill it up when you could just go up to 2 to begin with.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:55 PM

Is 5400 enough or should I go to 7200?

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:05 PM

enough - less heat, less power consumption, longer life, etc

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:22 PM

5400 vs 7200 seems to make no difference in these things that I have seen...best to go with the lower heat option for longer life.





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