Continued recommendations for the esata drive, Guidelines for using the esata hard disk drive, Disconnecting the esata hard disk drive – Cisco Explorer 8300 User Manual

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Connecting an External SATA Hard Disk Drive



Recommendations for the eSATA Drive

Contact your service provider for a list of approved external SATA hard disk drives. At
a minimum, your eSATA drive should have the following capabilities:
• External SATA Connector – SATA II Cable and Connector, Revision 1.0

(Refer to for more information)

• Drive Speed – 7200 RPM (5400 RPM without Multi-Room


DVR); 133 Mbps

• Capacity – Only one eSATA drive can be connected to the DVR. The DVR does

not support a separate port multiplier.

• eSATA Drive Power –The eSATA drive should power on when plugged in and

should not be controlled by a switch.

Guidelines for Using the eSATA Hard Disk Drive

The eSATA hard disk drive requires continuous power. If the eSATA drive loses power
while the DVR is plugged in, the DVR may stop current recordings or not provide
enough space for future recordings. Follow these guidelines for using the eSATA
• Do

not plug in the power cord for the eSATA drive to an outlet controlled by a wall

switch or to the AC outlet on the DVR.

• Do

not turn off, disconnect, or unplug the eSATA drive while the DVR is plugged in.

Disconnecting the eSATA Hard Disk Drive

Complete the following steps to disconnect the eSATA drive safely.
1. Verify that the DVR is powered off.

2. Disconnect the power cord from the DVR and wait for at least 10 seconds.

3. Disconnect the power cord and data cable from the external eSATA drive.

Note: If you improperly disconnect your eSATA drive, you will receive an error
message, and you will be required to restart the DVR upon reconnecting.