Do you have to configure an esata external hard drive before you connect it to a Tags: Hard Drives Connection Configuration External Hard Drive Storage Last response: May 9, 2012 7:11 AM in Storage Share wb2210 May 9, 2012 7:05:12 AM Do you have to configure the eSata remote drive using the disk provided by the manufacter or do you just plug it in to the DVR? Wayne More about : configure esata external hard drive connect mouse24 a b G Storage May 9, 2012 7:11:23 AM You "might" need to format it into a file system the DVR recognizes but probably not. No harm is just plugging it in to test though. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help installing an external hard drive w/ esata Forum Esata on PCI or PCI-E for External Hard drive Forum Lacie eSata External Hard Drive Window Vista Forum Seagate 500 GB External Hard Drive Goes eSATA Forum Can not connect esata hard drive to computer sata port Forum External eSATA disk not recognized Forum Do I need another adapter to connect the eSATA to my old hard drive ? Forum Can esata port connected to external sata drive can boot and run os Forum Raid 0 on internal and external esata drive ? Forum SATA to eSATA enclosure possible with this external drive ? Forum P5K Premium WiFi-A/P: How do I configure eSATA ? Forum External hard drive choice: eSATA or (USB3.0+EC) Forum Using E-Sata ... not as a RAID connection.. Forum Rosewill external usb esata combo problems? Forum Connect new SATA drive via external eSATA port Forum ( e)SATA Hot-Swap? Forum Best SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum [Solved] Sata 6Gb/s Drive on Sata 1.5Gb/s Motherboard Forum RAM is ok being used by RW drive..safe? Forum Hard drive help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !