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Cavalry 750GB ESATA @ Buy.com for $180

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by TMullenJr, Sep 11, 2007.

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  1. TMullenJr

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  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    It looks like a good deal. Does anyone have one of these yet? How do they work?
     
  3. TMullenJr

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    And another website said it comes with the esata cable.
     
  4. Trak101

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    If I'm reading the specs right, the transfer rate is no better than USB 2...
     
  5. brianr4666

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    Wrong specs on the buy.com site. Here are the correct ones from the Cavalry website. It is a great deal.
    Specifications
    Cavalry CAXM37750 3.5" Pre-Formatted External Hard Drive 7200RPM 750GB USB 2.0

    This SATA to USB 2.0 / eSATA unit provides not only SATA to USB 2.0 interface, also SATA to eSATA interface to connect with PC. This unit follows standard SATA specification, which provides 3Gbit/sec throughput to reach better data-storage performance.

    Key Features/Technical Specifications

    Pre-Formatted 750GB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA hard disk drive with Built-in Fan
    Supports an incredible transfer rate of 3.0Gbps (SATA) and 480Mbps (USB2.0)
    Benefit from the unsurpassed speed and easier configuration
    Hard drive activity luminous panel
    Interface: eSATA / USB 2.0
    Dimension: 198 x 125 x 33 mm
     
  6. Trak101

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  7. rajeshh

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    I got the Seagate 750G for $159.99 with $40 off $199 coupon instead from CC.
     
  8. dsm

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    I don't see anything like this at Circuit City right now. Or is CC not Circuit City?

    -steve
     
  9. TMullenJr

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    That's great, except now the Seagate is back to $280.
     
  10. adambomb6

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    Thanks for the link. I snoozed on the cc deal and missed it, but I went ahead and just ordered this one from buy.com, especially after the review seemed to like this one the best for its speed. Looking forward to trying it out!
     
  11. DonCorleone

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    I asked the same question. Apparently it was a deal that's no longer running. I ended up getting it for $210 at Sam's Club.
     
  12. MrKlaatu

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    Just ordered one!
     
  13. tombet

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    Has anyone actually used this Cavalry one yet, and have a report ? Also, please report if it comes with a eSata cable, and if not, which cable you successfully used.

    Thanks
     
  14. Kevin L

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    I just installed one on an HR20-100. Install went as expected and it's running just fine. An added plus - the front panel light on the Cavalry drive is blue, matching the HR20.
     
  15. MrKlaatu

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    Mine arrived today. Super fast delivery from buy.com. I plugged it in, connected it to the HR20, turned on the drive, then did a menu reset of the HR20. Works like a charm (so far). The only bad thing is I'm itching to redo all my series records, but the guide hasn't repopulated enough yet.

    Have not yet tried switching back to watch old recorded shows.
     
  16. Guitar Hero

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    I'm thinking about ordering one. Did you need to purchase a separate eSATA cable, or did the supplied eSATA cable work just fine?

    Any problems?
     
  17. finaldiet

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    I believe the Calvary comes with esata cable whereas the seagate doesn't. I got seagate when it was on sale at CC, but had to buy cable. An article out couple of weeks ago rated Calvary best on market.
     
  18. MrKlaatu

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    So far no problems and it came with the cable!
     
  19. jbrentd

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    Ordered one today.
     
  20. keithisme

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    Remind me again. How much capacity do you get with 750G vs. the standard HR20? Double?
     
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