FYI: Update of ESATA testing
Enclosure is built tested, running on PC, DirecTv HR22 and PS3
Awaiting a cable to solve the 3575 IDE/SATA converter problem, to go external.
Update: cable installed worked first time out
Here’s the equipment list:
Serial ATA Drive Drawer good price (4)http://www.startech.com/item/DRW150S...ve-Drawer.aspx
HITACHI 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (2)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145233
As you may notice the configuration is very flexible. How about 1 drive for your 2160 and the other for your 3576
Or 1 drive for your DVR the other for PS3/HTPC/DirecTv DRV
Switch drives between the 2160 and 3576
Drive full?, swap in new drive/draw and away you go
Plus only 1 box and 1 power supply (80 watts) not a bunch of Esata enclosures (expensive) with thier own power requirement(reduced snake pit).
Note: You say you don't like the color of the case, ACE hardware 1 can semi gloss black (or what ever you fancy) spray paint
For cables required seehttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post16351312
Update esata working with 3575
Worked straight away first time, no problems what so ever.(All functions tested)
This will be my HTS configuration 1 bay for the 3575 the other for PS3 and HTPC or DirecTv HR22 HD DVR
ESATA Update 500gb drive
3575 HDD has 123 movies recorded off DirecTv H20. All are digtal recordings some from SD others from HD stations. All were recorded from comerical free channels. 123 movies on one small 2.5" 500gb drive. Only 1 hour left on the drive, due to swap out HDD with fresh 500gb drive. My DVD burning has dropped to zero, no more messy DVDs with this system.
Just swapped drives I now have another 212H 58M of available recording time. Less than 1 minute to swap out the drive.http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/s...t=P1020177.jpg
No problems encountered at this time.
Sytems are running fine on ESATA drives have encountered no problems at all about half way through my 2nd 500gb drive.
Good to hear the 2160a has sata drive, a simple cable solution can be made to make it esata, less than $20