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Hoping someone here can point me in the right direction on this... been doing a bit of research and coming up mostly empty-handed...

I upgraded my PVR digital cable box recently, which can have an external hard drive connected for additional storage. I picked up a W-D 2TB E-book. Then I found out that the only the E-SATA connection on the PVR box works. The W-D HD is USB 3.0 and I can't find many that are E-SATA anymore. I've been trying to find a USB3.0-to-E-SATA connector on Newegg or somewhere similar and not finding much. Do such connectors exist and would it likely even work?

Any help is much appreciated.
    
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It's unlikely such adapters exist. If they do, expect them to be expensive.

It may be cheaper to buy a different enclosure. You can pop the drive out and stick it in the new one.
     
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It's unlikely such adapters exist. If they do, expect them to be expensive.

It may be cheaper to buy a different enclosure. You can pop the drive out and stick it in the new one.
Thanks. I think that's what I'm going to have to do - just get a bare drive and a small external enclosure.

Now I just need to decide what to do with the external I already bought...
    
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