Iomega DVR Expander Drive
Iomega has a brand new DVR Expander Drive for the masses, and this time round they have increased the capacity to 500GB which bodes well for folks who are way too busy in their daily schedules to catch up on all the shows that they want to watch – the only drawback that I can think of is the fact that with so much storage space, one will most probably end up with a backlog of shows to catch up with and won’t even have the time to finish up a mountain of recorded movies. Well, that’s another problem to solve, but we won’t be looking at that today. In a nutshell, the new Iomega DVR Expander Drive, offers enough space to store up to 300 hours of stand definition TV or 60 hours of high definition TV. More details are available after the jump.
The new Iomega DVR Expander Drive adds storage capacity for eSATA-enabled Scientific Atlanta DVRs, allowing cable TV customers to record and enjoy more of their favorite cable TV and movie broadcasts. Cable service providers that market the Scientific Atlanta eSATA-enabled DVRs include COX, Time Warner, Cablevision, Comcast, and Rogers (US and Canada), among others. The new Iomega DVR Expander Drive connects to the eSATA port on the back panel of an eSATA-enabled Scientific Atlanta DVR. After an initial setup the DVR automatically streams new recordings to either its internal hard drive or the external SATA drive, whichever has more space available. For example, an Iomega DVR Expander Drive connected to a Scientific Atlanta DVR 8300HD model (a 160GB model) expands the original storage capacity for this particular model by more than three times, allowing users to keep considerably more of their favorite shows and movies on their DVR without running out of space for new recordings.
You can pick up the Iomega DVR Expander Drive, eSATA 500GB, for $199.95 when it hits online and retail stores in the US later this month.