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The Western Digital My DVR Expander eSATA Edition is a memory expander for digital recording devices.

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Pros

easy to set up and use, works well

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eSATA connection - very fast, compatible with many current PVRs

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manufactured by Western Digital - a trusted name in hard disk drives

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guaranteed to work

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affordable alternative to branded options directly from your PVR manufacturer

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passively cooled - silent besides the sound of the spinning disk

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no annoying lights - soft amber ring lets you know it's on

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Cons

passively cooled - doesn't disperse heat well like an actively cooled or metal enclosure would

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limited capacities considering Western Digital has 1.5 and 2TB drives on the market

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made out of plastic

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not compatible with all units - make sure to check the compatibility before buying

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The Western Digital My DVR Expander eSATA Edition is a memory expander for digital recording devices. Just plug it into an active eSATA port on your TiVo or Scientific Atlanta DVR and you will be able to record hours more than you could before. The unit is built to be unobtrusive, running quietly and with a low-intensity LED to avoid being a distraction.

Model Variations

The 500GB model holds up to 60 hours of high definition programming or 300 hours in standard definition. There is also a 1TB model that can record 120 hours in high definition or 600 hours in standard definition.

Features
  • 500GB or 1TB capacity
  • Connects via eSATA port
  • Stays quiet and cool
  • Low-intensity LED
  • Compatible with Scientific Atlanta and TiVo
  • 3GB/s transfer rate
  • Dimensions: 6.78 x 5.63 x 2.23 in
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