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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
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#3 OFFLINE   ChrisPC

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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,

#6 OFFLINE   Gill Bates

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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 OFFLINE   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

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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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