on September 23, 2010
After a lot of online reading of the model of Motorola PVR that I have from Shaw, I decided on the WD DVR 1TB eSATA expander.
Western Digital, on their computer hard drives, have been offering a 5 year warranty so I figured the reliability must be there. You don't offer a 5 year warranty for sub-par equipment or the company will go broke. That being said, I can't recall what the warranty is on this WD Expander, so don't assume it's 5 years too.
Instructions with the unit were brief, clear and easy to follow. The main point was to make sure you always powered the Expander up first and power it down last in regards to the PVR (if you were going to physically move the units). I leave the Expander turned on all the time, plugged into the same powerbar as my Motorola DVR.
I checked out ALOT of online reviews from people just like you and I to see what their experiences were. Know the model of DVR/PVR you have and google it up and read ALOT.
Shaw wanted over $200 for the 500gb expander. I got mine off Amazon during a super sale for about $95+shipping. At $135-ish it's still a great deal.
This is a must have for those who record HD regularly. Wife and I went from 85% full to 1% full (it was keeping her up at night past 80% full).
on June 19, 2010
I use this product with Shaw cable and a motorola DVR. The amount of additional space that has been added to my DVR is remarkable. It was easy to set up, and recognized my DVR without any issues. The only complaint so far is that sometimes (infrequently) when I watch a recording back, the picture and audio flicker for a couple of seconds, so I did not give it a higher score. Other than that, so far so good.
on July 3, 2010
After a little glitch formatting the drive suitable to my cable company's system, it works as expected. No problems since. Works fully integrated with the PVR. I am very pleased to have such a large increase in disk space to save more of my favorite HD programs.
on December 9, 2010
Si vous désirez enregistrer plus de contenu HD, ce disque e-sata vous permets d'avoir pleinement de contenu. Côté négatif, il y a du lag lorsque vous écoutez en direct mais que vous avez fait une pause, donc en écoutant ce que vous enregistrer, vous souffrez quelque peu de lag.