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Could I buy an usb to esata adapter, then an esata cable? That way I could plug my usb cable (that came with my hard drive),into the adapter and then the esata cable into the other end of the adapter, then plug the esata cable into the DVR??? I'm trying to connect my hard drive to my DVR to record movies to. See less

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I don't think there is a converter from USB to ESATA, but you could buy a new Hard Drive enclosure that has those options, but I am not sure if you are willing to take out the HD from the existing one.

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Have you tried connecting it with the Firewire cable that came with it? (your pc may not have the correct port) or connecting it with a different usb cable?
Has the drive been dropped? it has a protection system which shuts the drive down when it is dropped. you may need to put the HDD into a different caddy or plug it directly into a desktop pc's motherboard to retrieve you data.
I hope this helps.

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