The WD2002FAEX Black-Series HDD with 2 TB I bought recently, got very hot in my TViX. I took it out and re-installed the cool-running Green-Series 2 TB HDD I got with the TViX.
I ordered a Rosewill external HDD enclosure from New Egg, that has a fan. I'll use the Black HDD with it as an extra external backup drive. The enclosure works very well. I've loaded 150 GB of photos and videos to the drive over USB and the fan and cooling air channels are so effective, that it doesn't even become warm. It's as cool as a cucumber. It feels even cooler than nearby objects-----how can this be? Are there some refrigeration coils hidden inside?
It cost $27.99 by using a $5. discount code (the code expires at midnight tonight). It was shipped free. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817173043
There's an identical black enclosure on the website for a few dollars more.
It came with an eSATA cord and bracket. There was a blank place for the bracket on my computer's rear panel, so I installed it. There was an empty socket on the motherboard labelled SATA 3 and the internal corded plug from the bracket fit into it nicely. I thought it would work, but it doesn't. There is no recognition of the drive when plugged in with the eSATA cord. I looked in the Help files for my 3-year old H-P quad-core desktop with Vista HP, but could find no mention of an eSATA connection or a possible activation process I might need to use it. It has an independent, external power supply. I have a thought that the HDD may need to get its power from the computer, to complete the grounding for the eSATA connection? Maybe a separate grounding wire might be connected between the computer and the HDD?
There was a PVR folder and several sub-folders on the HDD that were loaded when in the TViX. I tried to delete them and a deleting popup appeared, but after half an hour, it hadn't completed the deletion. I tried it on other folders with the same result. So I re-formatted the HDD, using a Quick Format to NTFS. Then, I loaded 1.5 GB of photos on it and deleted them to see how the process would work. Within seconds, they were deleted. I have no explanation for the problem deleting the TViX-recorded video.