Originally Posted by CrashHD
Got two today at that price. Last two they had. No need to pricematch.
I brought in the receipt scan. They had to go to the computer, convert the UPC to the SKU to look it up in another computer, and they had two in back (not on the shelf).
If the enclosure was eSATA as well, it would be perfect for my needs, but still a great deal
I tried the sata/USB adapter with a smaller WD drive I had laying around and I wasn't able to get my PC to access the drive, strange as the drive spun up but then spinned down when the PC tried to load the drivers for it . I believe there is a special partition loaded on the stock drive that identifies the controller to access the USB interface as there is procedure to load firmware on the drive should it become corrupt or locked due to a lost password.
Also ran across a possible hack to load firmware to the USB controller which has some hacking potential as it might be possible to make it believe it's a "my dvr extender" instead of a "my essential" external drive but aren't the WD dvr extenders a esata interface, not USB?
It would be nice to use it with smaller drives since it is a USB 3 interface. I might see what I can figure out with it, I didn't want to get sidetracked so I didn't pay a lot of attention to it, I accidentally hosed the partitions of my laptop drive while messing with one of these drives so on top of building a FreeNAS PC, I'm also reloading the OS on my laptop.