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#1 OFFLINE   vitality

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:28 PM

could someone tell me what external hard drive will work with a HR 21-200 receiver. I bought a Fantom Drive - Green Drive eSATA 2.0 and i could not get it to work. I could not see it after the DVR was rebooted.

 

 



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#2 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:23 PM

find a thread [long] "Recommended drives ..." and read it from bottom



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

This thread.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:53 PM

has anyone ever not been able to get the Western Digital 1TB (model WDG1S10000) not to work with the Direct TV DVR

it seems these are next to impossible to find



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:00 PM

use Search by model name ... for sure you provided not HDD model, but rather WDC "Expander"

 

if no one used - you should try and post results in that dedicated thread (it would be easy to find an answer for other person)



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:38 AM

Why not just answer his question?  

 

Any WD Green Drive will work well with any HR.  I'd also recommend using a docking station instead of an enclosure. 

 

Here's a link to a WD Green drive.

 

Here's a link to a docking station that we recommend.

 

How hard is it to help someone?

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:36 AM

give a fish to  the man... or help him to learn fishing ? big decision ....



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

give a fish to  the man... or help him to learn fishing ? big decision ....

 

One easily solved by simply answering his question.  Do unto others...

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

give a fish to  the man... or help him to learn fishing ? big decision ....

Teaching him to fish only works if he has a fishing pole or net...

 

In this case, there are so many different ways to list a drive's name and model (not to mention that manufacturers often change the number slighty to designate new production runs), a search may be tough to craft unless you know exactly what you're looking for.  Just answering the question seems the polite thing to do.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:53 PM

I'm disagree on all counts...
- new models coming each month - so, no I can't provide an URL because there're none
- to provide the URL, I must spend same amount of time what OP will, with big difference - he will benefit for 100% I'm - for 0%; adding to that he will not learn how to obtain info
- we have dedicated thread to avoid looking thru scatterired info about , so reading it/searching it will give him a hint; for the heck of reading: he will gather much more info than model ID - how to properly connect/disconnect/internav vs external, enclosures, etc ...
 
BTW, he got the pole - his computer, he got a net - the Internet and the site ...
 
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:35 AM

I'm diagree on all counts...

- new models coming each month - so, no I can't provide an URL because there're none

- to provide the URL, I must spend same amount of time what OP will, with big difference - he will benefit for 100% I'm - for 0%; adding to that he will not learn how to obtain info

- we have dedicated thread to avoid looking thru scatterired info about , so reading it/searching it will give him a hint; for the heck of reading: he will gather much more info than model ID - how to properly connect/disconnect/internav vs external, enclosures, etc ...

 

BTW, he got the pole - his computer, he got a net - the Internet and the site ...

 

Nay, a life should be endeavors, not spoonfeeding. :D

 

Getting fancy, Pete!  Nay, indeed..:roundandr

 

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:08 PM

 

...Any WD Green Drive will work well with any HR.  I'd also recommend using a docking station instead of an enclosure. 

 

Here's a link to a WD Green drive.

 

Here's a link to a docking station that we recommend...

 

 

Rich may have hit on something here. Generally speaking, the WD Green drives are as reliable as any. But the Fantom enclosures have proven to have a spotty track record. You don't want to be recording the entire season of Revenge to find out that some of the eps either did not record, spontaneously deleted themselves, or defauted to the internal HDD when you weren't looking. The only practical backup strategy that seems to work is expensive and clunky (dual-record everything on multiple DVRs), so reliability is pretty important.


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