eSATA support?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by 4HiMarks, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. 4HiMarks

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    I searched the forum but couldn't find anything newer than 2012. I have a Hopper3, which I'm pretty sure has an eSATA port on the back. I'm thinking about replacing my old 500GB EHD with a shiny new 2TB drive, and there's a $34 difference between one with eSATA and without. If I spend the extra bucks, can I use it on the eSATA port for improved performance (and free up a USB port) or should I bag it and get the cheaper one (https://www.amazon.com/Fantom-Drive...r+hard+drive+2tb&qid=1574369717&s=pc&sr=1-4)?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it would be interesting to see your report - eSATA works or not ?
     
  3. Jim5506

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    I don't see an eSATA port on my H3.
     
  4. scooper

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    I think all the external ports are USB2.0 only.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    "pretty sure" doesn't count here ;)
    make a picture and post it here … perhaps you have some latest revision of H3's HW ?
     
  6. Grampa67

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    I see nothing about an East’s port.


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  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    What ?
    Where you see ? Inside DVR ?
    Also, it's eSATA !!!
     
  8. 4HiMarks

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    My mistake. No wonder I didn't see any posts later than 2012. I know there used to be one (Hopper 1?). But they must have stopped putting them in.
     
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    DISH is USB only (and I have one of the first Hoppers - the Hopper 2000). Perhaps you're confusing with DIRECTV's ESATA connections?
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    man … eSATA :facepalm:
     
  11. gary@bigbear

    gary@bigbear New Member

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    The Hopper 3 has USB ports on the back no esata port. I had a hard drive with the esata connection and could not get it to connect with a esata to USB adapter.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it very rare now to find HDD enclosure with eSATA port; mostly have just USB output; include bare bone HDD with native USB interface
     
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