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Started by Mark Strube, Tuesday Nov 07, 2006, 05:01:38 am
Quote from: mhz40;35837Ya never know what will be supported on the new code.
Quote from: Rence;35880Just to let folks know - we have an older 8300, had it for over a year. I got the 500GB External Seagate drive, hooked it up as described and its working fine.I realize that we're taking a risk with the new software update coming out, but we hae other uses for the drive if it stops working with the DVR.
Quote from: Mark Strube;35998I kind of doubt there's anything too special about these eSATA drives allegedly designed specifically for the 8300HD. Since it states that it's designed for streaming video, perhaps it's pre-formatted for use with the 8300HD, so you don't get the pop-up asking you if you'd like to format the drive. The Seagate drive is very quiet, and I haven't had any issues with it even though it's a 300GB.
Quote* Thermal Control: On board sensors monitor temperature and adjust characteristics as necessary to keep the temperature optimal. * Durability: These drives run at 7200 RPM - more than fast enough for every PVR (providing about three times the necessary peak throughput) but not fast enough to wear out sooner. * Acoustic Management: DVR-specific drives are specially tuned to run as quietly as possible. * A/V Streaming: DVR-specific drives have been optimized and tuned to provide consistent data to the PVR processor. Standard desktop drives can hang while retrying drive reads - QuickView drives know to move ahead and provide more data to keep video smooth. * Error Recovery: Desktop drives retry on errors to make sure that your Excel spreadsheet is exactly right - it's imperative. But when watching video, if one block of data is bad, you may not even notice a dark spot on one frame for 1/30th of a second. So these drives are tuned to move past errors faster, putting the stream of data as top priority. Where desktop drives often cause stutters, these drives run smooth.
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