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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Dec 3, 2012 #2401 of 3467
    Diana C

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    One or the other...the MX-1 is a fully enclosed case, with the drive inside. The Thermaltake is a dock - the bare drive is dropped into a slot, but remains exposed.
     
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    Thanks.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2012 #2403 of 3467
    CCarncross

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    Just to add, the MX-1 is a fully enclosed case with a fan for cooling....the Thermaltake is just a dock that the drive plugs into vertically. The drives run much warmer in the docks, the trade-off is the fan in the MX-1 can make a little noise, but the drives run literally cool to the touch. Its a choice.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2012 #2404 of 3467
    Rich

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    So much better to buy what we know will work.

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  5. Dec 3, 2012 #2405 of 3467
    Losi b

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    I'm sorry but I forgot to mention that I am wanting an "external drive". I can't find a caviar external drive.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2012 #2406 of 3467
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    You need to get a separate enclosure for it. Read the last page or two and you will see the two we all recommend the most and their pluses and minuses. I use the antec mx1 myself.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2012 #2407 of 3467
    Rich

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    I can't send a link but if you go to Amazon, and put this in the search box: "internal hard drives +WD Red" you will see the new Red Caviars. Various capacities.

    Rich
     
  8. Dec 3, 2012 #2408 of 3467
    Losi b

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    Ok, got it. Unfortunately, I am not computer savy at all.
    Rich, with the knowledge that you have concerning the need that I have, would you select a specific model, part number identified preferably please that you would buy for yourself if you had my needs? Also, I now understand that I'll have to buy box/enclosure for it. Would you list a model/part number that would work for the drive that you suggest? Feel free to pm the info if you would like.
    Thank you again for tolerating my questions. Your help and knowledge is very appreciated.
    Brian
     
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    But are the Red caviars as good to use in a DVR environment as an av drive? I thought normal error correction was a problem in a DVR type environment.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2012 #2410 of 3467
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    The Red drives are built for NAS, that would be better than an "A/V" drive.

    These are the next best thing to WD's "Velociraptor" drives and those might as well be Enterprise level drives.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2012 #2411 of 3467
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    Ok, cool. That's what I'll go with when they change external support.
     
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    I haven't looked yet, but do they consume the same amount of power as the av drives, or less?
     
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    I believe there were some firmware differences.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2012 #2415 of 3467
    Rich

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    When I looked at the specs (the specs I understand :nono2:) I didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

    Rich
     
  16. Dec 4, 2012 #2416 of 3467
    Losi b

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    I took the time to read the last 4 pages and low and behold, I've got it now. Thanks again for everyone's help and newb tolarance.
    Brian
     
  17. Dec 4, 2012 #2417 of 3467
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    I bought a WD Caviar Green 2tb SATA drive, model # WDBAAY0020HNC-NR5N. I will be installing it in a Antec MX-1 enclosure. I've got my fingers crossed, wish me luck.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2012 #2418 of 3467
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    Went to pickup a WD AV-GP drive, WD10EURX, but the salesperson offered the WD Caviar Black series as an alternative. Wound up getting the Black WD1002FAEX. Does anyone have comments/concerns about using the WD-Black Caviar devices?
     
  19. Dec 6, 2012 #2419 of 3467
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    How about the 2Tb barrier? Has anyone tried the 3 TB Red Drive yet.
    FWIW My MX-1 actually died after 5 years or so.
     
  20. Dec 6, 2012 #2420 of 3467
    Rich

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    The 2TB barrier is only on the 24s on down. The 34s are different. I had several MX-1s and all died on me. Never bothered to return one. Smashed one to little pieces with a sledgehammer. The noise of some of them was annoying. But they worked. I prefer the docks at the moment.

    Rich
     

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