Originally Posted by rjj
Hope this is the right thread for this question.....
I wonder if someone out there can help me out. Last week TWC in San Diego forced a firmware upgrade (Navigator, I think) that my 8300HDC (with external 750MB HD) did not react well to. It has required cold reboots evry few hours since then. Well, yesterday the tech came out and swapped my 8300HDC for one of the older 8300HD models. After everything got hooked back up, I noticed that the 8300HD did not appear to recognize the existence of my external HD (diagnostics only showed about 150MB of space). No request to format the drive after reboots either. The diagnostics seemed to suggest that the SATA port was active. Any suggestions??
Since recordings are encrypted and keyed to a specific DVR, you've lost
whatever programs are on the eSATA.
You can REMOVE all partitions on the eSATA HDD by connecting to a PC.
In WinXP, double click on "Computer Management" under Control Panel/Administrative Tools.
Click on "Disk Management" under "Storage" to see partition status for all drives.
If I remember correctly (???), eSATA HDD should show up under "Removable Storage".
Right Click on the Removable (eSATA) drive to display menu with "Delete Partition".
Make sure you recognize (and AVOID) your WinXP system drive....
PS: When I had a problem with my eSATA HDD,
WinXP could see the removable drive, but it declared an error
when trying to partition/reformat....hence it was a bad drive.
Since my eSATA HDD also had a USB I/F, it was easy
to connect to my laptop....