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Explorer 8300HD and external hard drive

05-27-2012, 10:04 AM
I've read some of the old posts about this topic but it seems no one, including Cox (Phoenix, AZ), is willing or able to give me a straight answer. I have the referenced DVR and want more storage space. I am running Passport ECHO version 3.1.085 and PowerTV version Cox tells me that I should be able to use eSATA but they won't recommend any particular brand and they won't give tech support. I'm not into building an external hard drive. What I want to do is go to Best Buy, buy a 1TB external drive, and hook it up. So, what I want to know is what are my chances of this working? If there's a good chance that it will work is there any particular brand I should get and any specs that I should look for? My other alternative is to swap my current box for an updated version with more storage but then I will lose any currently recorded programs. Any help is appreciated.

11-13-2012, 07:05 PM
Easiest answer is to get a second dvr from them. Twice the storage for only twice the monthly fee. :banana:

I was running into a bunch of conflicts, so having a second dvr lets me record 4 shows at once. So there's that.

For me, I set up dvr1 on hdmi1 to record shows with names A-M and dvr2 on hdmi2 to do N-Z.