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Working eSata Setups:

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by houskamp, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Dec 5, 2007 #221 of 2284
    strandboy

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    Seagate FAP750 with HR21-700 (yes, the HR21). See my post (#40) in "Does HR21-700 support eSata?" thread (I'm still too new to post links).

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  2. Dec 6, 2007 #222 of 2284
    mac65

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    Working config with HR20-700:

    WD Caviar WD7500AAKS 750GB (Newegg $159.99)
    Rosewill RX-358-S Enclosure (Newegg $29.99)

    Used cable included with enclosure.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2007 #223 of 2284
    immax45

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    Has anyone successfully connected this to an HR20? I just ordered one from Costco.com.

    Thanks,

    -max
     
  4. Dec 7, 2007 #224 of 2284
    immax45

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    sorry that's "Cavalry"
     
  5. Dec 7, 2007 #225 of 2284
    GAM

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  6. Dec 7, 2007 #226 of 2284
    dminches

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    So, while the FAP is hooked up to the HR20-100 and running I can simultaneously hook it up to my laptop and turn the lights off again?
     
  7. Dec 7, 2007 #227 of 2284
    reubenray

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    I just bought the 750 GB Seagate FAP from Best Buy for $199 minus the 12% coupon I had. Did not think about the cable. I just rebuilt my HTPC and it came with several sata cables.

    Will these work?

    Also where can I find the instructions for setting this up? I have been searching, but have not found it yet.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2007 #228 of 2284
    Maxfli

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    Currently using single FAP 750 but still looking for a multiple drive setup. Can someone confirm if there is still a 2 GB limit to eSATA with the HR20.

    If not, will this enclosure work with (4) 750 GB or 1 TB drives or is there another 4 drive enclosure that works better?

    http://www.bixnet.com/4espomuraen.html

    Thanks,

    Max
     
  9. Dec 8, 2007 #229 of 2284
    Maxfli

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    Sorry I meant 2 TB limit on storage.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2007 #230 of 2284
    Podkayne

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    The "port multiplier" RAID enclosures have not received good reports on this thread. Specifically, the SIL 4726 controller RAID boxes don't seem to work; the SIL 3726 box does not seem to have been tried.

    There are no reports of anyone getting the eSata external drive to format or otherwise "see" a partition greater than 2TB.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2007 #231 of 2284
    Podkayne

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    This enclosure, and the SansDigital MS2UT are both known to work well with a pair of 1TB drives.

    http://www.cooldrives.com/2rasyfor3sah.html

    There is a wealth of information on this approach starting on page 6 of this thread.

    Good luck.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2007 #232 of 2284
    dettxw

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    Like my signature says using a 1TB Western Digital WD10EACS (bought from Newegg) in an Antec enclosure (bought from Tech Palooza).

    Setup was smooth and quick, the drive is quiet, the case looks good and the supplied cable fits perfectly. No problems at all. I'm real happy.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2007 #233 of 2284
    dettxw

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    I didn't and mine works well. I think the jumper is simply to force a slowdown which should not be necessary as the drive will automatically adjust.
     
  14. Dec 11, 2007 #234 of 2284
    100mph

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    I seem to have the AMS T4S 4 drive raid enclosure with two 750GB WD7500AAKS's on an HR21.

    I've yet to test the capacity by recording X hours of HD but on my XP PC esata port (NOT the raid card, an external esata) the unit appears as one drive of 1399GB (two 750GB ) so I have no reason to believe the HR21 wouldnt see the same.

    I set the drive up as "FAST" with the included utility which should be RAID 0

    One note. Originally I staggered the two drives in the 4 slots for better air flow but was unsuccessful until I put both drives in the bottom two slots (drive 0 and 1). I suspect you probably just need one in drive 0 (very bottom) though.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2007 #235 of 2284
    100mph

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    Not sure where you saw SIL 4726 Boxes NOT working but just posted my working set up with an AMS T4S which has an internal 4726 controller and IS definitely working - although I've yet to test to ensure I'm getting full capacity of 1.5 TB's
     
  16. Dec 11, 2007 #236 of 2284
    P Smith

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    I would say - a reason to believe would be after you'll post 'df' output or similar from your disk array after using with HR21.

    And please - eSATA, not 'esata'.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2007 #237 of 2284
    100mph

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    um... not sure what you're saying - what is 'df or similar'?

    I've got it recording HD on both tuners as I type, after a day or so I should have a better idea and will post back.
     
  18. Dec 11, 2007 #238 of 2284
    P Smith

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    Ok, I see Linux is not for you - use Disk Management in Windows and post partition's size.
     
  19. Dec 11, 2007 #239 of 2284
    100mph

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    Yeah Linux is on the to 'learn' list but ....

    I had used Disk Management before hooking it up to HR21 and it showed 1399gb as a single drive.

    This was, as I said, not attached to the raid card that came with the enclosure but rather an eSATA port connected to the mobo's SATA port so I assumed then that the enclosure was indeed able to operate in raid independent of a PC.

    After being connected to the HR-21 is there a means outside the HR21 to see the actual used and free space?
     
  20. Dec 11, 2007 #240 of 2284
    P Smith

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    Sure, as the HR21 repartitioned it and create own chunks. Definitly post the info after HR21 !
     

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