Hi guys, I'm new to this site and was wondering if anyone has had issues with the eSATA port on the 8300?
I connected an Acomdata (1 TB) drive to the eSATA port, but the box never even detected that a drive was connected.
I tried unplugging the 8300, then connected the eSATA cable to the 8300 and powered up the drive. After about five minutes (to ensure it was fully booted up), I plugged in the 8300. It boots up, but nothing more happens. I've waited as long as 30 minutes before turning on the 8300.
Then I tried having the PVR powered up while turning on the drive, but again - nothing.
I bought the PVR from Costco and it has a 320 GB internal drive. The SARA level is 188.8.131.52.
I verified that the drive works by plugging into my computer (using usb connection as my computer doesn't have an eSATA port). I could copy and delete files just fine.
Is it possible that the eSATA port on the 8300 is not active?
Anything else I can try?