My Book AV - E-SATA Cable Options

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  1. ghuido

    ghuido New Member

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    This may have been asked and answered but I searched and could not find so excuse the repost if it happened.

    Recently My Old 500GB My Book DVR died. I divorced it from the TIVO HD and all my problems went away.

    I recently bought a new 1TB My Book AV.

    I was wondering if the supplied E-SATA CAble is the best or only cable to use. Has any one tried a 3rd party cable and is it even recommended?

    Thanks
     
  2. brshoemak

    brshoemak Member

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    It doesn't make any difference which eSATA cable you use - if you want a longer or shorter cable, different color, you can get whatever floats your boat.
     
  3. ghuido

    ghuido New Member

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    Okay. Thanks.
     
  4. tunarollz

    tunarollz Jon at TiVo

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    There used to be a few sata cables on amazon that people were recommending for use with the early model tivo expander drives. Might be worth a look.
     
  5. jtrain

    jtrain New Member

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    The one recommended early on was this one, i believe...

    http://www.amazon.com/SIIG-CB-SA011...QU0Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307054591&sr=8-1

    It's the one I purchased when i bought my Antec MX-1 Enclosure for adding to my S3 (OLED).
     
  6. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

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    I believe the eSATA cable problems were with the original Series 3 648 w/OLED, at least with the previous WD DVR expander. I don't know if the eSATA cable included with the latest gen WD DVR Expander has an issue with the S3 648. I have the latest DVR Expander and I may attach it to my S3 648. Haven't decided, yet.
     

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