Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My DVR Expander
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I cannot get this to work with my Scientific Atlanta 8300HD
B. J. Ruddock "JR", Amazon
7 November 2009
Summary: I know these things can be dicey with all the different brands of hard drives and dvrs. However, I purchased this with confidence because the product description specifically said, "Designed for use with Scientific Atlanta 8300 series eSATA-enabled DVRs". I have a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD dvr and I plugged this drive in and... nothing.. No error message, no extra space was given to me, nothing.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) These DVR expanders work great with my Tivo...for a few months... Then they start having problems reading from the disk, resulting in stuttering and tiling on the video (Tivo buffers everything to disk). My first one lasted 8 months, my second lasted almost 12 months. I'm foolishly on my third one...but the capacity is really needed for the HD Tivos. Good luck!