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opinionmine

join:2006-03-10
reply to navyson

Re: Western Digital 1TB DVR Expander

Yes, you access both drives seamlessly.

Don't know about the WD and its cable but why not pay a little more and get a 2TB, you'll likely be glad? I use a Fantom drive very successfully (comes without a cable).

rlstjohn

join:2005-03-09
Odenton, MD
How are you able to access both drives? I have the Cisco box and as soon as I plugged in the expander I could no longer access the internal HDD on the Cisco box. I had to replace the Cisco box a few months ago and when I hooked up the SATA drive I had the same results: internal drive on the DVR was not available.

Thanks

Robert

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
Once external is full then it will begin recording to internal.

rlstjohn

join:2005-03-09
Odenton, MD
Awesome! I did not know that. Thanks!

R

opinionmine

join:2006-03-10
reply to rlstjohn
said by rlstjohn:

How are you able to access both drives?

Robert

I can't comment on the Cisco box, but on the Motorola (I wonder when it will be re-branded as Arris, the new owners of this division formally Motorola's) when you see the list of recorded shows, the only way to even know if it was recorded to the internal or the external is that if it was recorded to the external, there is a little icon that is supposed to represent an external HD next to the title of the recording.

opinionmine

join:2006-03-10
reply to kes601
said by kes601:

Once external is full then it will begin recording to internal.

Not necessarily full, at least not with the Motorola boxes.

I see recordings on the internal even if the external is at low to mid 90% full.