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HR34 hard drive power cable

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by J@cker, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. J@cker

    J@cker New Member

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    Does anyone know what kind of cable is used in a HR34 to power the hard drive?
     
  2. CCarncross

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    Its a sata drive....it will be a SATA power connector...
     
  3. harsh

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    15 pin SATA.

    Know that you are not permitted by the owner of the HR34 (DIRECTV) to modify or otherwise muck about inside it.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    It's so easy to add an external eSATA drive, so why mess with the internal drive?
     
  5. J@cker

    J@cker New Member

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    Should have been more specific, I am asking about the connector that goes to the board, not the drive.
     
  6. J@cker

    J@cker New Member

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    Because the unit had already been opened and the hard drive, sata, and hd power cable removed.
     
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Adding the drive is easy. Finding the right combination of drive and enclosure is the subject of a very, very long thread.
     
  8. TomCat

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    And the concensus of that thread is that ThermalTakes and Antecs with any green Caviar model from WD seem to work the best. I recommend EURS.
     
  9. harsh

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    Two observations:

    1. It has recently surfaced that the TT enclosures have a power switch issue.

    2. For whatever reason, a lot of people come home with Seagate drives and "never heard of it" enclosures so apparently the word isn't getting out.
     

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