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External Hard Drive for Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sliderbob, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Volatility

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    I meant to edit that out as it kiltered off topic, but from page 10 of their Commercial Customer Agreement Exhibit 1-Fees it states a one time forty dollar charge to connect an external hard drive to any ViP receiver. The ViP 722/ViP 612 is a HDDVR reciever, so their customer agreement would seem they charge the fee to that receiver as well but it may be a fee listed on their agreement they do not actually charge anymore. And again, this is very off topic which is my bad. If you wish to discuss further please do so with me via PM as we can get back on topic as this is not a Dish vs DirecTV external hard drive thread.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    You should read more at dish forum about real facts ... quoting obsolete agreement is not proper argument
     
  3. sliderbob

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  4. P Smith

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  5. sliderbob

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    Ok. Thank you!
     
  6. peds48

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    Actually you can, you just need to get the correct adapter (the bottom piece) in order to get the eSATA but is no recommended as this hard drive is not actively. Cooled
     
  7. sliderbob

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    I've been looking for an adapter, but cannot find one. Basically a female usb 3.0 to male sata/esata. OR even a micro b to sata/esata
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Post here please an example of such adapter (if you know what you're talking about).

    He need DIFFERENT enclosure (that means with different internal controller eg "adapter"), with eSATA connector (some of the enclosures eg external drives has more then one:USB 2 or 3, FireWire).
     
  9. Jacob Braun

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    The GoFlex drives (that sliderbob linked to) have adapters that can be swapped out for different ports, which is what peds48 was referring to. I have several GoFlex drives with a combination of FireWire 800 adapters and some with USB3. So he does know what he's talking about and one could exist.

    That being said, Seagate does not currently make an eSATA adapter for the GoFlex drives. They previously made one for the GoFlex laptop versions but they have never made one for the GoFlex Desk which is linked.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    That would be final nail into his coffin ! :D
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Lets he speak for himself !
     
  12. P Smith

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    Adding to that: you can't get DIFFERENT adapter(bottom part); you MUST buy new whole GoFlex with proper(so far not-existing) eSATA connector !
     
  13. Jacob Braun

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    Well no...if an eSATA adapter existed for the GoFlex it would work with any GoFlex, so you would not need an entirely new GoFlex. A GoFlex setup consists of a typical SATA drive in a plastic housing with the SATA/power ports exposed. The GoFlex adapters are just SATA to Firewire/USB/Thunderbolt connectors with a power port.

    But anyway, what do they say about arguing with people on the internet? ;)
     
  14. peds48

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    Yes, I was under the impression that there was an eSATA adapter since I have the same drive for my Mac and I was looking for the Thunderbolt adapter and I though the rep at staples who ordered the adapter for me said there was an eSATA, but upon for further research it appears that there is no eSATA adapter for the GoFlex drives. Sorry for the confusion….. :blackeye:
     
  15. sliderbob

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    Oh well. Thanks for all of the information, guys. I'll prpbably sell my 2tb Seagate and apply the funds to a new 2tb or higher sata/esata drive.
     
  16. P Smith

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    It would be same case as someone will tell to an owner of [gasoline] car to buy an adapter to run on diesel ! :D
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    I have 2 externals without fans, never had a problem in the years I've been using them. Enclosures without fans are fine.

    And using an adapter to go from USB 3.0 to eSATA is not a good idea due to the speed differences.
     
  18. peds48

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    The hard drive inside the GoFLex is just that a plain hard drive. the enclosure is what houses the type of interface. and speed is not the issue since you can get a thunderbolt "adapter" which is waaaaaayyyyy faster than eSATA.
     
  19. P Smith

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    way what? 10Gbps vs 6Gbps wayyyy faster?
    Take another shot, like 15K RPM drive. Before grabbing interface.
     
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