- Brand Name: Western Digital
- Model Number: WDBABT0010HBK-NESN
- Hard Disk Size: 1024 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 2 - year limited warranty
- Hard Disk Description: Desktop
WD 1TB My Book AV DVR Expander External Hard Drive - USB 2.0 - WDBABT0010HBK-NESN
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- High-capacity DVR expander
- A convenient storage companion for your camcorder
- AV-optimized for smooth playback on your TV
- Small enough to fit in your entertainment center
- USB and eSATA interfaces for maximum flexibility. For information on compatibility, please refer Product Description
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From the Manufacturer
Instantly add more recording hours to your DVR.
Expand your DVR storage so you can record more of your favorite TV shows. Or, transfer and store videos from your compatible camcorder to free up space for more recording. Connect the drive to a game console, Blu-ray Disc player or media player, like one from the WD TV family, to smoothly stream video to your big screen TV. It's the perfect solution for your video storage and playback needs.
Instantly add more recording hours to your USB or eSATA DVR. Never miss your favorite shows.
Transfer and store videos from your compatible camcorder without a computer, so you can record more and delete less.
Connect this AV-optimized drive to a game console, Blu-ray Disc player, or media player, like WD TV, to enjoy your media on your big screen TV.
High-capacity DVR expander - Add extra hours of HD storage to your DVR. Connect the drive to your compatible USB or eSATA DVR to instantly create more storage for your TV shows, sporting events, and movies.
A convenient storage companion for your camcorder - Transfer your videos to your My Book AV drive without a computer to make room for more recording. You can even use the camcorder to play back the videos stored on the My Book AV drive.
AV-optimized - My Book AV DVR Expander offers smooth video recording and playback with SilkStream technology (available via eSATA connection only). Built with WD GreenPower Technology, the drive inside is optimized for the demands of reading and writing video as well as the high temperatures often found in entertainment centers.
Store videos, music, and photos for playback on your TV - Connect this AV-optimized drive to a game console, Blu-ray Disc player or media player, like our WD TV family of products, to enjoy smooth playback on your big screen TV.
Small enough to fit in your entertainment center - The small My Book form factor fits neatly in your entertainment center. It can stand upright or lie horizontally, making it easy to neatly position your drive near your AV devices while maximizing airflow and minimizing heat around the drive.
Maximum flexibility - My Book AV has both USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces so your drive is compatible with most DVRs and other AV devices.
When used with a DVR, the My Book AV drive expands the recording capacity of a single DVR and cannot be also used as an expander with multiple DVRs or as storage for other AV devices.
- Expanding your DVR storage
- Saving videos from your compatible camcorder
- Storing movies, music, and photos for playback on your TV
What's in the box
DVR expander, external power supply, USB 2.0 cable, eSATA cable, adapter cable for Sony camcorders, Quick Install Guide, feet for horizontal placement.
- DVRs (Set-Top-Boxes)*
- Direct TV R15, HR20, HR2, HR23
- Dish VIP722K
- TiVo Series 3 & Premiere
- Pace DC7581
- Time Warner SA STB
- Scientific Atlanta 8300
- *Check with your cable service provider to confirm compatibility with their system.
- 2010 or later Sony camcorders with Direct Copy functionality, including: HDR-CX150/R, HDR-CX110/L, HDR-XR350V, HDR-CX300, HDR-XR150, HDR-XR550V, HDR-CX550V, HDR-CX350V, DCR-SX63, DCR-SX44, DCR-SR68/R, DCR-SR88, DCR-SX83
- Blu-ray Disc Players
- Sony 2010 Blu-ray Disc Players, including BDP-S370, BDP-S470, BDP-S570, BDP-BX37, BDP-BX57, BDP-N460, BDP-560
- Sony Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Systems, including BDV-E370, BDV-E570, BDV-T57
- LG BD390
- Samsung BD-P1600
- Game Consoles
- Microsoft Xbox 360 (media playback only)
- Sony PlayStation 3 (media playback only)
- JVC LT-32P6
- Samsung LN32A550
- Phillips 42PFLA332D
- LG 47LH30
- Sony KDL-46XBR9
- Media Players
- Western Digital WD TV Live Plus, WD TV Live, WD TV, WD TV Mini
Compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Compatible with Mac® OS X® Tiger®, Leopard®, or Snow Leopard
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system
Top Customer Reviews
Unplug the Tivo power cord. Connect the SATA cable between WD Expander and Tivo. Power on Expander (check for white light in front). Plug in the Tivo power cord. Go to Settings menu on Tivo, then External Storage, then Add. Then, BE PATIENT! It took my unit about 25 minutes to boot and reconfigure everything. A couple of times I thought something might be wrong but I continued to wait and it finally completed and worked. You can also find instruction on Tivo's Web site. These are basically the same as given here.
The Expander box only shows compatibility with Tivo Series 3 and Premiere. But, that is wrong. I suspect that reviewers who say it does not work with a Tivo HD unit had a defective unit or cable, powered off and on in the wrong sequence, or were impatient and bailed out while the Tivo was still reconfiguring during the initial boot-up.
I bought from a local Best Buy store. Their price is too high ($150). But, I wanted the convenience of easy return in case the reviews saying the Expander would not work with a Tivo HD were correct.
I hope this helps anyone with a Tivo HD that is considering the WD My Book AV DVR Expander.
August 25, 2011 Update:
Several months ago our Tivo started randomly rebooting. This got progressively worse. We started having recordings interrupted or skipped entirely. Over several months dealing with Tivo tech support we finally eliminated all possibilities except the DVR Expander. Once I uninstalled it we had no more random reboots. The unit has a two-year warranty so we had plenty of time left on it.Read more ›
Unpack, plug into back of DVR with included eSATA cable, plug WD HDD into wall outlet, turn on DVR and TV. See prompt on TV about new attached storage. Look for and find remote that kids misplaced. Then Press A on remote to format. Wait 30 seconds. Now when I press List it shows 5% Full (used to be 40%). It didn't even interrupt the current recording. No more taping over my World Cup matches. How easy is that?
So far no heat from new hard drive and it's whisper quiet. Drive also comes with a USB cable (not needed for this project as the Scientifc Atlanta 8300HD supports eSATA only for adding storage.) From WD's website this drive is on the list of supported drives for Time Warner SA8300HD but it was still a relief to see it immediately recognized.
So what you see in the directions is what you get. HD, USB cable, USB converted, eSATA cable, felt pads and power supply. This HD can be mounted either vertically or horizontal. The unit comes with stick on felt pads for horizontal mount. You need to remove the felt feet from the backing and stick to the HD.
From Verizon FIOS at the time of this review:
Which Verizon FiOS TV DVRs are compatible with eSATA devices?
The following FiOS TV DVRs are compatible with eSATA devices:
* Motorola QIP 7216
* Motorola QIP 7232
* Cisco CHS 435 HDC
Does the eSATA device I use require a minimum or maximum storage limit for FiOS TV?
There are no minimum or maximum storage limits for FiOS TV. However, Verizon recommends the following model types:
* Western Digital - WDBACS5000EBK-NEVZ - 500GB
* Western Digital - WDBACS0010HBK-NEVZ - 1TB
* Western Digital - WDBABT0010HBK-NESN - 1TB
After calling DISH Network to find out which External Hard Drive would 'play nice' with their VIP722 DVR, I selected the WD MyBook AV DVR Expander 1TB USB 2.0/ eSATA External Hard Drive. I ordered it from Amazon.com and it arrived unharmed in about a week (in original sealed WD packaging suspended in the Amazon cardboard box by air packets.)Included with the WD External Hard Drive were both USB and eSATA cables for transfer from the DISH NETWORK DVR and an AC adaptor to power the WD External Hard Drive.
Connection is easy; You first turn off your DVR; You connect the WD Hard drive to the A/C adaptor and plug it in; you connect the USB cable from the WD External Hard Drive to the DISH NETWORK 'USB' output. You turn on your DISH NETWORK DVR and let it boot up for several minutes. It will come back with a screen that will recognize the external hard drive as you will answer the prompts on the screen that DISH NETWORK provides.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Plugged it into my TiVo Roamio and it came up and worked. All the recordings on the internal drive were preserved.Published 5 days ago by Gordon Small
Works perfect... and easy set up. Just had to call DishNet and get the device authorized.Published 5 days ago by Richard Thomas
Easily added recording capacity to my Tivo. Highly recommend.Published 7 days ago by Kevin R. Johnson
just broke after 2 years of minimal use. poor product, expected more.Published 11 days ago by Emilija
I bought this many years ago and it's still rocking and rolling to this day. Definitely recommended, especially if you need extra DV-R space. Read morePublished 18 days ago by W. Millender
Works great with my Verizon DVR. I can keep so many HD programs and movies. Pretty easy to install, though it took two or three reboots of the Verizon box to recognize it, but I... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Karen L.
We've been using this to expand our hd dvr. I set it up shortly after Christmas 2012 and haven't had to touch it since. It works as well now as it always has.Published 20 days ago by Sean DM
The DVR works well. I've had it now for several months plugged-in to a Motorola QIP72161 HD DVR with Verizon. Read morePublished 1 month ago by GerryL
Perfect addition to my Directv dvr. I love all the space we have for recording and keeping programs. Works flawlessly.Published 1 month ago by EllisinNC