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eSATA - HR21 work with WD 1.5TB and Antec enclosure?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mclemens68, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. mclemens68

    mclemens68 New Member

    Jul 17, 2007

    Searched the forums but didn't find any reports confirming this exact combo working. Is anyone successfully using the Western Digital 1.5TB (WD15EADS) in the Antec MX-1 enclosure with an HR21?

    Alternatively, what about the Seagate 1.5TB (ST31500341AS) Barracuda's? Would probably prefer the WD though given Seagate's firmware troubles with these drives a few months ago.

    I've got an HR21-200 in the living room where I'd want to install, but also have an HR21-100 in another room that could be swapped to the living room if that made a difference.


  2. Villager

    Villager Legend

    Feb 8, 2007
    I have the Seagate in an Antec and used it with the HR21-100. Note the past tense. After a power outage, on rebooting, the HR21 recognized the eSATA drive and promptly reformatted it erasing everything. This has happened with other drive/enclosures that I have tried with this HR21-100. The eSATA will survive a reboot but not a power outage. (I do have it on a UPS but the outage was too long.)
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    WD 1.5TB drive in Antec MX1 enclosure should work fine.
  4. Chargerdan

    Chargerdan New Member

    Jun 15, 2007
    I've been using the Seagate 1.5Tb and the Antec MX-1 since January. It's been working fine for me.
  5. gully_foyle

    gully_foyle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 18, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Odd. I have a Seagate 1TB + Antec + HR21-700 setup and have forced a reset by removing the power cord in the past, without having the problem you describe.
  6. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    The best way to force a reset is to push the red reset button behind the access card door. There are almost no circumstances where you should pull the power cord.
  7. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Must be our day to disagree :lol:. I always pull the cord and haven't touched that red button in a couple years. And have never had a problem due to pulling the cord.

  8. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    You also have a better HR. I have the same setup x 2 and have had no problems with either. The firmware problems have been addressed by Seagate. Pulling the power cord and letting the HR sit for a few minutes is my preferred method of dealing with a major problem such as a lockup. For refreshing an almost full eSATA, the menu Restart works fine.


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