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External ESata Hard Drive

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by gregftlaud, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. gregftlaud

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  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I highly recommend against using a prepackaged external drive, unless it is on the DirecTv approved list. You are much better off matching your DVR with known working external enclosure/drive combos found in the eSATA thread on this board. While you selection may work, it may not, if it is not on the list.
     
  3. gregftlaud

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    The first external hard drive i posted there is on the directv website as recommended. Where is that list here in that thread of working esata drives?

    Also i'm assuming whole home dvr service works with an external drive conntected right? I have 2 DVR's (HR20-700) hardwired via wireless router.
     
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    This does seem a bit contradicting...(?)
     
  6. Davenlr

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    Not really. Most wireless routers have 4 wired ports.
     
  7. gregftlaud

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    Exactly i use the wireless for my computers....hardwired ports for my dvr's

    Does anyone use either the esata hard drives?


    Western Digital WDG1S10000VN


    Western Digital WDBABT0010HBK-NESN
     
  8. P Smith

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    optimal is 2 TB drive ...
     
  9. gregftlaud

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    why is 2tb optimal? i dont need that much space
     
  10. CCarncross

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    Cos thats the largest you can go and they are relatively cheap. Why buy a 1tb and fill it up when you could just go up to 2 to begin with.
     
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    Is 5400 enough or should I go to 7200?
     
  12. P Smith

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    enough - less heat, less power consumption, longer life, etc
     
  13. CCarncross

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    5400 vs 7200 seems to make no difference in these things that I have seen...best to go with the lower heat option for longer life.
     

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