Originally Posted by Bryan_CoxPHX
Find a friend then with Windows and eSATA and have them run the testing. Many laptops now have an eSATA port.
With HDD prices over twice what they were a few months ago, I am not going to recommend purchasing a different HDD, just yet.
Any chance of having a spare power supply lying around for testing?
Western Digital - My Book AV 1TB USB 2.0 and eSATA DVR Expander
$119.99 Best Buy online free S&H but out of stock
I think this one was $100-120 @ Amazon several months ago?
I called WD & spoke to a tech despite my warranty being up. I wanted to know if the problems I have could be a bad drive. Yes.
He recommended trying to reformat the drive again. I will try this later tonight or tomorrow, Not sure if I'll get the option since it was already formatted by the DVR may just get the option to use it or not. He also said to try to find a computer with eSATA port & run the WD software & also Windows Ck disk to fix any problems. Don't know anyone in Phoenix with a PC with eSATA though.
I'm wondering about the eSATA cable? I can buy a new one for a few $.
Syba SY-CAB-ESA e-SATA to e-SATA Cable (21-Inch, Black)
In Stock. Sold by WOWpartshttp://www.amazon.com/Syba-SY-CAB-ES...1656844&sr=8-3
Not sure where I'd get another power supply except through WD.
I did once have an XHD with a bad power supply & cord & the symptoms where that it was not recognized by my iMac or it appeared & then disappeared. New power supply fixed it.
I am still wondering if anyone else has this same problem, not sure how many are following this thread. I also wonder how many people with SA 8240 HDC & the beta software are using an XHD successfully & how many are using WD My DVR Expander 500GB, model WD500FO32. I double checked my records & I used this XHD for 1 year & 10 months b4 changing DVRs & losing the XHD ability. It is strange that it would work flawlessly & then sat unused & powered down for 10 months & now all of the sudden it is bad.