WD My DVR Expander 500 GB External Hard Drive - WDG1S5000VN

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follow the simple direction to power off plug everything in and make connections and power back on. Take several minutes but works seamlessly.

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Be very careful - the copy says it's compatible with the Scientific Atlanta 8300 series, but Western Digital now tells me it's NOT compatible with the 8300HDC which is the box Time-Warner uses exclusively in my area! Fortunately my wife had a legacy 8300HD box and it works very well with that, but I've been told the HDC is the box with FCC-mandated cable card support. I've reported the compatibility issue to SA, Western Digital and Time-Warner (although they won't even discuss an external drive). I hope WD can figure this out, but my experience with cable cards is not good.

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on 5/26/2008

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DVR Expander used with TIVO Series 3

by Roger on 5/26/2008

It does what it is supposed to, it is easy to install, it is quiet and unobtrusive.

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Product Overview

Instantly add up to 60 hours of high-definition TV or up to 300 hours of standard-definition TV to your eSATA-enabled DVR.* You’ll have plenty of room to save your programs longer and never miss your favorite shows.

Easy to set up, easy to use

  • Just plug it in to the external SATA (eSATA) port on your DVR and start recording even more TV shows, sporting events and movies. eSATA port must be active.

    Compatible

  • My DVR Expander has been tested for compatibility with Scientific Atlanta 8300 Series, and has been TiVo verified™ compatible with TiVo® Series3™ and TiVo® HD DVRs. Check with your cable service provider to confirm compatibility with their system.

    Quiet and Cool

  • A unique no-fan passive cooling system and special hard drive design makes it quiet for the living room or bedroom.

    Low-intensity LED

  • Designed with a soft amber LED indicator, ideal for the living room or bedrooms.
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Western Digital
    Mfg Part# WDG1S5000VN
    SKU 207980390
    UPC 718037123066
    UPC 14 00718037123066
    Links
    Product Guide Click Here for the Western Digital Store
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    Features
    System Compatibility
    Scientific Atlanta: Tested for compatibility with Explorer 8300 Series DVRs 8300, 8300 HD, 8300 MR, and 8300 HD-MR Digital Video Recorders.
    TiVo: TiVo verified compatible with TiVo Series3 and TiVo HD Digital Video Recorders.
    Tech Specs
    Performance Specifications
    Serial Bus Transfer Rate (eSATA): 3 Gb/s (Max)
    Physical Specifications
    Capacity: 500 GB
    Interface: eSATA
    Physical Dimensions
    Height: 6.780 Inches (Max)
    Length: 5.630 Inches (Max)
    Width: 2.23 Inches (+/- 0.010 inch)
    Weight: 2.60 Pounds
    Environmental Specifications
    Operating: 41° F to 95° F
    Non-operating: -4° F to 149° F
    Electrical Specifications
    AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
    AC Input Frequency: 47-63 Hz
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