I can assure you from my own personal experience that the Seagate will not run any kind of autoinstall when connected to the DVR. I have connected a Seagate FAP 750 to my iMac, and no autoinstall ran, no dialog box popped up, just an empty hard drive mounted. Same thing will happen with the DVR (except the DVR will format the drive). The only time any kind of autoinstall will run is if you connect the drive to a windoze peecee.
anyone tried this 1TB solution?
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It should at that price. LOL. I like that it has a fan. Is it quiet?
Had my Seagate FAPro for almost 2 weeks on my HR20-100. Twice--when I tried to power on the HR-20 using the remote--it wouldn't. So I unpluggedd it & that powered down the Seagate. Unplugged eSATA from back of HR20 and then plugged it back in.
It rebooted and now I have the internal drive back.
What is causing this problem with turning on the HR20 when the ext HD is attached? It doesn't happen with the internal drive in use?
Is it the way I hook it up or what?
Should I just not be powering it off with the remote?
If the eSATA is plugged into the receiver and powered up, the receiver should boot to the external drive. If it doesn't, then there is a problem with the receiver, the cable, the drive, or the drive power source.
Adding the eSATA is pretty fool-proof but then fools are pretty clever. Others here have had problems with Seagates, so if it plugged into the receiver and powered up, I'd bet it is the Seagate.
Your HR20 is always plugged into the wall and the eSATA is ALWAYS on, plugged into the wall, and the cable into the receiver? Right?
I finally got around to installing the 1tb Cavalry hd drive I got a couple of weeks ago. It installed with no issues and is working nicely!
Has anyone tried or heard of someone trying the following:
Seagate 1 TB USB 2.0/eSATA/FireWire FreeAgent Pro External Hard Drive
My Cavalry's have been lousy. Been through three RMAs and requested a fourth. As I can't seem to get a good one, I removed the drive from the last one, eSATA to SATA cabled it, and hooked it up to a PC power supply. Ugly, but no more problems.
As best I figure number one actually failed per Partition Commander, number two had a bad board as the LEDs went out, and number three had a loose eSATA connector so the cable wiggled. Barely nudging it would lock up my box. It was obviously a used piece of gear. Taped over serial number, rubber banded cables, sloppy packing, beat up box, and missing "warranty void if removed" sticker.
Cavalry's seem great if you get a good one but if you don't it's awful. Slow RMA process and you get to pay the shipping even for a brand new drive.
The safest bet I've read is a 1TB Western Digital, SIIG cable, and an Antec MX-1 which I could have had for less money than the Cavalry.