How the esata drive works with your dvr, Explorer 8300 dvr, Cable input – Cisco Explorer 8300 User Manual
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Explorer 8300 DVR
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Hard Disk Drive
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Connecting an External SATA Hard Disk Drive
Complete the following steps to install an external SATA (eSATA) drive.
1. Verify that both the DVR and the eSATA drive are unplugged from power.
2. Connect the data cable for the eSATA drive to the DVR.
3. Plug in power to the eSATA drive.
4. Plug in the DVR power cord, and then turn on the DVR.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions. One of the following occurs:
• If it is a new eSATA drive or one used on another device, you will be asked to
• If the drive is formatted and will work with this DVR, you will get a confi rmation
that the drive is working.
How the eSATA Drive Works with Your DVR
An eSATA drive is an extension of the internal hard drive of the DVR; it is not an
archival device. Programs recorded to the eSATA drive can be played back on
the DVR originally connected to the eSATA drive. For instance, you cannot record
programs to the eSATA drive, remove the drive, and then connect it to a computer or
a different DVR for playing back programs.
Some programs will record to the DVR internal hard drive and some will record to
the eSATA drive, depending on the space available. The DVR selects the drive that
has enough space to record the entire program; a program is not split between the
internal and external drives.