Yes, I would also like to add many thanks to DMILANI,
I have success with (Adelphia-Cleveland (Mayf.Hts), Ohio) in adding a 200GB ATA/133 (Maxtor L01P200)
The enclosure was the IDE to (combo)SATA/USB2 (Model# ME-740U2SI) http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-369&depa=1
The heat coming from the aluminum enclosure does make me worry? I also report that the noise from the drive during playback while recording is more noticeable? The blue light on the enclosure is our new night lite for the 1st floor.
Performance I am happy that I added the drive.
I do want to report that it's not perfect in comparison to the internal drive.
(To compare I recorded to 3 - 8300's hooked to same TV ) I confirm the drive will only work with 1 box unless you want to reformat.
The performance of the external drive.
Pros --> Increased Storage, Same clarity of picture and sound
Cons -> increase of dropped pixels in partial lines in small segments at any time /degradation of video (signs of lost pixels) during fast moving objects (golfers and their motion) sometimes coinciding with audio stutters.
I recorded the Masters Golf and noticed audio (electronic stutters) and a slight (increase of dropped pixels in partial lines in small segments for split second. Maybe once out of every 30 sec (on average)? (No pattern) This included times where half of the whole picture would be shifted over an inch then comback to normal.
I thought I added a better drive from the lineup of Maxtor ATA/133 drives. I will probably add a serial drive on the next unit to compare in the future or look for feedback on a different ATA/133.
The video isn't that much of a problem but last night's episode of 24 had many audio dropouts during dialogue from the external drive.