Originally Posted by rich3fan
DNW, I think there is a list of "compatable" eSATA drives somewhere on the myVerizon website. A good place to start anyway.
I tried a couple of external hard drives. The first one worked for a couple of days, then stopped working. I substituted a different drive, which was not recognized at all. I just got off the phone with Verizon. They told me I could upgrade to the 7232 (I think that's the model number) with about 50 hours of internal storage, for $39.95. That's a one time charge, no increase in monthly costs. However, if I ordered a replacement because of a mechanical issue with my current unit, there would be no charge, but I might get the same model number or the newer model. I went with the no cost swap-out. My new DVR has been sent overnight mail, so I might have it as early as tomorrow.
Interestingly, the representative told me that she has not heard of anyone using eSata with the 25 hour model, even though it does take an external drive. She said that when people are using eSata, they almost always have the 50 hour model.
I will report back when it arrives and I hook it up.
BTW, when eSata stopped working, I lost all previously recorded shows, even the ones recorded on the internal drive. They are listed, but won't play.