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post #68 of (permalink) Old 2013-01-09, 09:47 AM
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There are several versions of "MyBook". If I recall correctly, one of these goes to sleep and is incompatible with a eHDD application since the eHDD needs to run 24/7. So, you need to get a MyBook designed for use with a PVR, or you can "make your own" using say a WD Black drive and an appropriate enclosure like the Vantec or Thermaltake. Sometimes the drives need to be configured using a computer first to ensure they don't sleep and there's software for the drive to do this, although most (bare) drives do not require that step.

You may wish to have a look at the Shaw forum here where they have similar discussions and they also use Motorola STBs.

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