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Old 02-11-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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Gave up finding an external enclosure!

I had the external hard drive enclosure on one of my THR22's fail. It was just a no name with a fan. So I figured I would step up to a Thermaltake which is recommended (I bought two so I could upgrade one of my other units). Failed, hard drive not seen, both units. With a known good drive. I tried two other HD's a new Seagate 2 Gb and a new WD 2 Gb, same issue. I just ended up using them for backup drives on my PC's. So I tried a Rosewill that's also recommended. Also a fail. I looked online for the Antec that DirecTV recommended, $170!! for an enclosure??

I just gave up and installed the drive from the failed unit directly in the THR22, booted up fine, didn't format, all my programs intact. I do prefer the external drives for convenience, but at this point I give up!
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:53 AM   #2
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$170??? Where? It's only $70 on Antec's web site. But I think the MX-1 may be discontinued.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:03 AM   #3
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Obviously something is wrong with your eSATA port.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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There's a huge thread over at dbstalk.com on external enclosures, which work and which don't. The HR21/HR22 (and therefore THR22) are the pickiest.

I initially bought a Rosewill from Newegg and it was not recognized. The Vantec NexStar 3 was claimed to sometimes work and it did for me on both the THR22 and HR21. $32 at Amazon.
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