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TenLab TB1000 TenBox HDTV Multimedia eSATA Storage Box w/ 1000GB Capacity (TB1000)
TenLab TB1000 TenBox HDTV Multimedia eSATA Storage Box w/ 1000GB Capacity (TB1000)
TenLab TB1000 TenBox HDTV Multimedia eSATA Storage Box w/ 1000GB Capacity (TB1000)
TenLab TB1000 TenBox HDTV Multimedia eSATA Storage Box w/ 1000GB Capacity (TB1000)

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TenLab TB1000 TenBox HDTV Multimedia eSATA Storage Box w/ 1000GB Capacity (TB1000)

Brand: TenLab           P\N: TB1000          

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TenLab TenBox is the ultimate HDTV and Multimedia eSATA storage box designed to be the ideal companion of DirecTV Plus HD DVRs models HR20, HR21, HR22, HR23, HR21 Pro. The TenBox is compatible* with DirecTV Plus HD DVRs and many DVRs featuring an enabled eSATA or USB port, or as safe backup for computer and media files.


  • Massive storage capacity (1 TB)

  • TenBox increases DirecTV Plus HD DVR recording space up to 700%

  • Ideal companion for DirecTV Plus HD DVRs: HR20, HR21, HR21 PRO, HR22, HR23




TenBox Model TenBox Capacity Standard TV HDTV (MPEG-4)
TB1000 1TB 1TB (1000 GB) 667 hours 167 hours
TB1500 1.5TB 1.5TB (1500 GB) 1000 hours 250 hours
TB2000 2TB 2TB (2000 GB) 1333 hours 330 hours
TB3000 3TB ** 3TB (3000 GB)  1000 hours (Safe Mode) 250 hours (Safe Mode)

  • * All TenBoxes TB1000, TB1500, TB2000 and TB3000 are compatible with all DirecTV Plus HD DVR except for HR21-100 and HR22-100 which are compatible with TB1000 and TB1500. Since DirecTV upgrades their DVRs software periodically, it is possible that these models will accept larger external capacities in the future.
  • ** DirecTV Plus HD DVRs are not ready yet to function with 3TB external capacity. Until then, the TenBox TB3000 works perfectly when setting the “Box Mode” to Mirror Drive configuration, safely recording programs as duplicate on its 2 - 1.5 TB HDD, so programs are not lost in the event of single drive failure.
External Interfaces
  • SATA/USB dual mode
  • USB 2.0: up to 480 Mbps
  • eSATA : SATA I - Up to 1.5 Gbps
  • eSATA : SATA II - Up to 3 Gbps
  • TenBox connects to the DirectTV Plus HD DVR always at the full 3Gb/s assuring the highest level of performance & bandwidth and uninterrupted video delivery capability - up to 10 television streams at once.

SATA Hard Drives
  • 2 high performance SATA Hard Drives with multiple stream recording capability (up to 10 television streams at once) optimized to deliver smooth video recording and playback with quiet HDD operation (operating acoustics as low as 2.7 bels for near-silent operation).
  • Improved stream integrity through time-limited commands: "Hard drives designed for PC applications are optimized for data integrity through enhanced error detection and correction routines". Consumer video recording devices, however, need to be optimized for stream integrity to avoid problems caused by over-execution of error checking, which can cause problems in consumer video recording devices. Reduced power consumption.

eSATA HDD Controller
  • RAID SATA controller with Plug-n-Play capability, the TenBox is also compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux environments.
  • Box mode switch selects 2 operating modes:
    • "0" for maximum storage capacity (striped drive), capacities of both hard disk drives are combined.
    • "1" operates at half the maximum capacity, storing programs in "mirrored drive" configuration, so programs are not lost in the event of single drive failure.

Noise and Cooling
  • 3 Ultra-quiet low-noise magnetic levitation system fans : utilizing the attraction of the magnetic levitation force, Magnetic Levitation eliminates the wobbling and shaking problems of traditional motor fans.
  • Fan speed selection switch.
  • Elastomeric hard drive and fan mounts: stop the transfer of structural vibration from the drives and fans to its mounting structure for less sound radiation and quieter operation.

  • Strong heat dissipating aluminum alloy enclosure and hard drive encasing.
  • Specially formulated hard drive cooling and mounting materials and composites to reduce vibrations and dissipate heat and shock - energy.
  • Vandal proof power switch with illuminated blue ring.
  • 5 LEDs indicate status of HDDs and diagnose of operation

Power Requirements
  • AC Voltage: 100~240 VAC / 47~63 Hz AC

  • Width: 14.875" - Depth: 12.187" - Height: 2.625"
  • Weight: 8.25 lb

Shipping dimensions
  • 18" (W) - 16" (D) - 6" (H) - Shipping weight: 9 lbs

  • 1 year for parts and labor
  • 3 years on Hard Disk Drives
  • Made in USA by TenLab


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Recent Review:
Ed - Lake Providence, Lake Providence - 3/28/2013
Product has limitations

Customer Reviews:
Product has limitations
- Lake Providence, Lake Providence -
Bought the product to add recording capacity to my Directv HD DVR HR21..Product was easy to install and configure but was not able to utilize the OnDemand feature of my DVR.I would recommend the product the users who arenot concerned about video on demand from Directv.

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