HR54-500 Running Out Of Space

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  1. P Smith

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    I would recommend (after many years using different models with dish/DTV DVRs) buy open air dock, not an enclosure especially with noising fan (!). Price is higher then $20 means wasting your money, IMO.
     
  2. Rich

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    Agreed.

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  3. Rich

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    On my way to eBay. Give the Sabrent dock consideration, Jimmie linked to that in his post.

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  4. Rich

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    I just did this search on eBay: "Thermaltake dock". I got this result immediately: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Thermaltake-ST0005U-BlacX-2-5-3-5inch-SATA-HDD-eSATA-USB-Docking-Station/173879342001?
    How I got that long link...I dunno. But it takes you to the same model number dock I have. Run that search and pick one out. Don't be afraid of used docks.

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  5. Rich

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    I have never seen such a link, is this normal for eBay links?

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  6. utbronco

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    Thanks to everyone for your words and advice. Rich, I followed your unbelievably long link and was about to buy but then I saw that I couldn't return it, at the bottom of the page was another ST0005U docking station just a bit lower price and allows returns. I've snatched it up along with the Hard Drive you suggested earlier from Amazon. I also read your advice about the enclosed docking stations as well as your thoughts about the fan. I'm now excited to get both pieces of equipment and to get them installed. Not quite sure where to place the docking station, probably where it will get plenty of air. They are both on their way! I hope that my better half is happy with the results when we get them!!

    Thank you again!! Everyone!!
    Dave
     
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    You can delete everything from the '?' on and it'll still work. The rest is just tracking information.
     
  8. Rich

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    You are correct. Thanks.

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  9. ColdCase

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    Does the Thermaltake ST0005U BlacX now support more than 2TB?
     
  10. P Smith

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    I recall not latest but ... someone used 4 TB drive in it
     
  11. Rich

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    Yup. Always did AFAIK. I know it says on the dock's box it supports up to 2TB but the box is wrong.

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  12. ColdCase

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    Thanks, I saw several early reports of the dock not supporting more that 2TB. I was thinking they changed that by now.
     
  13. P Smith

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    For sure I'm using it with many different SATA HDDs [2.5" and 3.5"] include 3 TB... my TT dock is pretty old one.
     
  14. Rich

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    We knew the docks would support over 2TBs years ago. The thing that hasn't changed is the info on the dock's box. You'll see the same thing on many eSATA external devices.

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  15. ColdCase

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    Yeah, years ago there were many enclosure chip sets that supported only 2TB regardless of drive size installed, mostly cheap ones. One wanted to be sure before buying by talking to someone that actually used them and verified the capacity. They work fine, just won't get the space. .
     
  16. codespy

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    My TT ST0005U has had a 6TB drive in for two years now....all good.
     
  17. xtc

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    What is your reason for recommending an open air dock over an enclosure? The fan is to keep it cool, if it is in an enclosure without a fan, wouldn't that be bad for the drive?
     
  18. Rich

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    No. Been using docks for about 10 years. No heat problems, no dust problems. Buy an enclosure, you will see both problems at some point. If you absolutely believe you will have heat related problems with a dock there are docks with fans. Of course they cost more.

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  19. Rich

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    Before I found the docks I used many enclosures and always had problems. Docks are damn near trouble free. They do work better with SSDs than HDDs, tho. I've never tried an SSD in an enclosure. I do have SSDs on three of my HRs, all in docks.

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