updated 10:25 am EDT, Wed March 21, 2007
Apricorn DVR Xpander
The new DVR Xpander by Apricorn is an option for people who find their DVRs filling up too quickly. By attaching and formatting an Xpander, users can add up to 500GB of storage, amounting to 280 hours of standard-definition programming or 60 hours of high-definition programming. This amount is roughly halved with the less expensive 250GB version. While the Xpander is not compatible with every DVR unit, it should operate with any DVR that has an eSATA port, such as the TiVo Series 3, or the Scientific Atlanta 8300 -- commonly issued by Cox and Time Warner. The 250GB Xpander is on sale for $129, while the 500GB disc is $199.