Looking at the
Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB External Hard Drive
to add to my dvr , has anyone used this with the HR20-100 ? Thanks
Try searching. I think there are problems. Don't buy Cavalry products. I did and got junk. I am now using a WesternDigital 1TB Green drive, and an Antec MX-1 case which comes with an HDMI cable. If you shop you can get both for $200. Some swear by the SIIG cable but it may be unnecessary. I already had it so I am using it. I think the Antec case is very well constructed, quiet, and runs cool. The drive mounts on a rubber seat and it has an fan.
Last I checked my Antec MX-1 was external but I guess I'm stupid.
IF your having to build the unit and place a hard drive into a case to make it an external, it a INTERNAL your making into being able to use as an EXTERNAL .... But then I'm stupid ....
While doing just a little bit of investigating, it is exactly what I suspected in the first place:
Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
This is an External CASE for placing an INTERNAL drive into so you can use it as an EXTERNAL HD for said purpose, but then again, like you already figured out .......... I'm stupid.
Weather must be alittle too dry out there for you.
Can anyone give me some advice how to set an external HD up? Also, what other equipment would I need? Thanks
There are some posts on DBSTalk that state FAPs do not work on the HR21s. If your HR20 crashes and is replaced with an HR21 you may end up with an expensive bookend. This thread addresses the issue around 6/6: Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB external drive - DBSTalk.Com
The reviews are good although some say it is hot to the touch.
it is hard to figure what Seagate and WD are putting in between to make them not work.