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Working eSata Setups:


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#1 OFFLINE   houskamp

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:17 AM

Since there have been a lot of questions about "What to buy?" I figuired I'd start this thread:
Please post what Esata drives you are using successfully, include model numbers and any other pertenent info.
Please just post working setups, NO DISCUSSION...

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#2 OFFLINE   JMCecil

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:01 AM

Thermaltake Max 4 enclosure. (Used the eSata cable provided with the Max 4 package without a problem)
Seagate Barracuda ST3750640AS - 750gb
LVR: HR34 - Anthem MRX 700 - Mits L75-A94
FMR: HR21 - Angstrom 200/205 - 47-LG50

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:48 AM

Seagate ST3500601XS-RK

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:58 AM

1st - this is eSATA !


Hitachi 1TB SATA drive.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:31 AM

AZiO ENC311SU31 3.5" eSATA + USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Seagate 750gb ST3750640NS
1 HR20-700
3 HR24-500
1 HR24-100
1 AZiO External Enclosure
WD 2tb WD20EADS,
WD 2tb WD20EURS,

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:49 AM

Seagate Free Agent Pro 750, I have no idea what the actual drive part number is and not about to take apart a unit that has worked flawlessly since early June to find out. :D
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#7 ONLINE   WERA689

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 10:38 AM

Using a Western Digital My Book 500gig on my -700. Works great.
Using a Seagate FreeAgent 500gig on my -100. Also works great.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 03:03 PM

SansDigital enclosure MS2UT with 2 Seagate Drives(ST3500630AS) configured as 1TB Raid 0.
AU9-S 4 splitters to WB68 and SWM-5

HR20-700 (Networked, 1TB eSATA) on FTM1 line
HR10-250 on 2 SWM Legacy ports

R15-300 2 feeds from WB68
R15-300 1 feed from WB68
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 04:02 PM

When you post a working eSATA drive, please post the cable and source as well since there's been several reports of incompatible cables!

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 11:28 PM

AZiO ENC311SU31 3.5" eSATA + USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Seagate 750gb ST3750640NS


The AZiO comes with both eSATA and USB cables.
1 HR20-700
3 HR24-500
1 HR24-100
1 AZiO External Enclosure
WD 2tb WD20EADS,
WD 2tb WD20EURS,

#11 OFFLINE   jwmartillo

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 11:03 AM

Western Digital Caviar WD7500AAKS - 750GB ($179 from Fry's)
SABRENT EC-ESTS Aluminum 3.5" eSATA External Enclosure ($14 from Newegg!)

Enclosure came with all needed cables! Worked great out of the gate!

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 03:54 PM

Presently:
SansDigital MS2UT enclosure w/2x MAX3H500F0S5 500GB Maxtor QuickView 500 7200RPM SATA I/II w/16MB Buffer 5yr Warranty in RAID 0 for 1 TB total storage capacity.

Previously:
Apricorn EZ-BUS-DTS-EKIT single drive enclosure with one of the above listed drives.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:07 PM

Seagate Free Agent 750gb to HR20-700 (Hard drive on sale for $194 at Costco FYI)

eSata cable from Monoprice, required cutting a bit of the rubber for secure fit to the drive. Works great!

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:22 PM

Rosewill enclosures are listed in my signature, [newegg.com]. It comes with all the cables you need and it has a fan. I have one on each HR20.

The 500 GB Maxtor drives are slightly different models. One is a Maxtor 500 GB "Ultra16" SATA II LO1F500 [retail box/3 year warranty: staples.com].

The other is a "MaxLine Pro 500" 7H500F0 7200 RPM SATA II 3.0 Gb/S [OEM, 1 year warranty from Newegg.com]

They both seem to have the same specs.

I jumpered both down to SATA I. Is it necessary? I don't know.

7 months running without issue.

About 9 months without issue on the other.
SL3 SWM, 3 HR24-500s, H25-500, DECA

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:48 PM

OK, how come nobody warned me about the full length and height yellow light on the Seagate FreeAgent Pro? UPS delivered mine this evening, connected it up with SIIG CB-SA0111-S1 cable and it seems to be working fine... But that yellow light is a bit distracting!

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 07:14 PM

OK, how come nobody warned me about the full length and height yellow light on the Seagate FreeAgent Pro? UPS delivered mine this evening, connected it up with SIIG CB-SA0111-S1 cable and it seems to be working fine... But that yellow light is a bit distracting!

duct tape is your freind :)

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 07:45 PM

I used black electrical tape.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:34 AM

Seagate 500GB; came with cable
Seagate Freeagent 750GB. No cable provided, but I forgot where I got it from.
I think the yellow light (looks more orange to me) looks great with the HR20 blue.

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:30 AM

As I replaced my last two Hr10-250's on 7/18/07, I added a Seagate Pro 750 to one of them. I used a THERMALTAKE|A2361 R eSATA cable from NewEgg. I still can't belive that Best Buy and Comp USA don't stock such a simple cable. The install went without a hitch, just plug everything in and turn on the Seagate before you plug in the Hr20. I chose the Seagate Pro for this one as the price was good and the product is well spoken of in the forum.
1 HR20-700
3 HR24-500
1 HR24-100
1 AZiO External Enclosure
WD 2tb WD20EADS,
WD 2tb WD20EURS,

#20 OFFLINE   finaldiet

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 03:18 PM

Thanks for yourinfo, but what connection is better, cable or usb?

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for yourinfo, but what connection is better, cable or usb?


eSATA cable is the only option as the HR20 only uses eSATA for external memory expansion. The USB cable would be for a computer use.
1 HR20-700
3 HR24-500
1 HR24-100
1 AZiO External Enclosure
WD 2tb WD20EADS,
WD 2tb WD20EURS,

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 02:15 PM

OK, how come nobody warned me about the full length and height yellow light on the Seagate FreeAgent Pro? UPS delivered mine this evening, connected it up with SIIG CB-SA0111-S1 cable and it seems to be working fine... But that yellow light is a bit distracting!


Well, it was working w/ my HR20-100 up until the HR20-100 decided to stop reading the access card. D* sent a refurb HR20-700; now the 750 GB FreeAgent Pro is working fine with it.

Interestingly enough, I expected the content on the eSATA drive to get wiped when I connected it to a different HR20, but it didn't. All my scheduled recordings and Season Links are still there and working. The stuff I had recorded was still there, but when I tried to play any of it, I got a message indicating the DVR was "Searching for authorized content..."

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 05:21 PM

Drive: Seagate Free Agent Pro 750gb to HR20-100
Cable: SIIG eSATA to eSATA (2m) cable CB-SA0211-S1

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:27 PM

Drives:
2 SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drives

Enclosure:
Thecus N2050UD
-RAID 0 for 1 TB of storage
-using the cable that came with it

All bought from Newegg.com

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 08:44 AM

1st - this is eSATA !


Hitachi 1TB SATA drive.


Can you tell us a little more about this setup? What is the model number of the drive? What enclosure, cable, etc? Are you happy with the drive so far? Hitachi has some amazing claims about this drive and I'm seeing some amazing prices for it.




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