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Working eSata Setups:

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

  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Connect it your PC for a minute and by Device Manager you'll get real model ID.
     
  2. DarkLogix

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    sorry I don't have a long enough USB cable and it would be a bit of trouble to get the power supply (its in a cabinet and the power cable goes through a hole and up to the drive)

    and I don't have a long enough eSata cable
    that is the part number on the outside of the drive and googling it brings up the seagate page for it
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    When you'll finish your research about your drive, please post real model ID. We can wait, no rush ;).
     
  4. DarkLogix

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    I found a longer USB cable
    I've attached a pic with the drive selected
    the other Seagate drive listed is a seagate barracuda 2TB drive that I use for storage (If I the Constellation drives had been out when I built this computer I would likely have used one instead and I am tempted to use the Constellation in place of the barracuda but my computer isn't on 24/7 nor is it hammering the drive with I/O 24/7 so it makes sense to use the Constellation for the DVR)

    I thought I'd post info on another working setup but it seems you won't google the part number and I don't see why seagate would lie about this drive's part number
     

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  5. MichaelNC

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    JMicron JMB393 I believe.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    This is USB box ID, not a drive ID; USB controller inside of the enclosure do masking real ID of the drive. You'll need use eSATA or open the box.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Any chance to verify it, by visual inspection ?
     
  8. DarkLogix

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    SO the Part number that's on the label of the drive, the part number on newegg, the part number as seen over usb, and the part number on seagate's site all match but some how you don't think its accurate?

    as I have 5 posts now I'll post links if it lets me
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148825

    http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...0000dd04090aRCRD&locale=en-GB&reqPage=Support
     
  9. P Smith

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    I'm scratching my head ... It's unusual to see such change of an IDEA of assigning model IDs.
    It was logical and clear: ST - Seagate Technology, 2 or 3 or 5 is form-factor, then a size plus features/modifications/interface ...
    I hope someone will open the box and post real picture of its label.
     
  10. DarkLogix

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    I'll post a pic of the label tonight

    as its a line of drives that are aimed at a differant customer and there is only 1 form factor (3.5) and only a few sizes (500GB, 1TB, and 2TB)(there's a 3TB but its a Constellation® ES.2) its not all that odd

    though its my guess that very few if any others will buy this drive for this use simpily due to the price but I wanted a drive that was built for 24/7 use not just normal home computer use
     
  11. DarkLogix

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    This pic is with a camera phone (my normal camera needed to be charged)
     

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  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Thanks. I see it clear now.
    Perhaps it's for data centers and not to many interesting to pay premium for it...
     
  13. DarkLogix

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    Ya its aimed at enterprise enviroments (ie servers) and is built to have high reliability so many home users wouldn't pay that premium
     
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    New here, but have a couple of questions. I can't seem to find one of these external HDD, everyone seems to be sold out. I found one locally but the previous owner tried to use it on his DVR and said it did not work.

    I have not found out which DVR he had yet.
    Do these HDD remember or do the get formatted in a way that it would not be able to be re-formatted to my DVR? It is a Western Digital My DVR Expander 1 TB,External (WDG1S10000VN) Hard Drive.
    I know the risks of buying a used peice of computer equipement but it is cheap and he has a receipt.

    thanks,
     
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    P Smith

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    Then check it first. Use MHDD or Victoria; the thread will give you some info for thought. http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=198318
    If you will spend your time for reading here - you'll find all answers and more valuable things: member's experience gathered for many years...
     
  16. dhofferber

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    Great thread but can someone simply tell me the current best combination of drive, case and cable to add 1 Tb external eSATA to an HR20i-100?
     
  17. Rich

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    For an external device, either an Antec MX-1 or a Thermaltake docking station. For an HDD, the WD EURS is probably the best, but the WD EVDS, EADS, EARS and EARX will all work. Both the MX-1 and TT docking station come with the proper cables and I've never had a problem with them. The price of HDDs is horribly inflated at this moment, but we hope to see the price go down soon. You might consider a 2TB model when the price drops. Several good reasons to go with the larger HDD.

    Rich
     
  18. dhofferber

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    Thanks for the quick response. Is this the drive that you suggest?
    Western Digital AV-GP 2 TB SATA II Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Internal Hard Drive - WD20EURS
     
  19. P Smith

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    At right top corner find "Search the thread" - type "EURS" and do read what ppl did find about the drive and DVR models with it.
     
  20. CCarncross

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    Make sure you discount all the earlier threads that couldnt make it work before the advanced format drive support was added to the HR line...
     

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