said by Russ6: said by Mike Wolf:
There is going to be some sort of update to Motorola equipment to bring in an automatic spin down feature on the hard drive when it's idle for an extended period of time this year I don't know if it will be in a whole new update like A31 or if it will just be a revisional update like A30 1.0 »forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV- ··· 9#M64269, as well as the enabling of the eSATA port for external hard drives mentioned in the near future.
A30 enables the eSATA port, see »Re: DVR Extender w/Moto Boxes
A30 does not automatically enable the eSATA port. A30 is required before the eSATA port can be enabled, which is a separate rollout. Two different things.