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Apricorn Releases Larger Capacity DVR Xpander, 1TB.

The Personal Storage Leader Announces Higher Storage Solution for Digital TV Recording

POWAY, Calif. -- Apricorn (, the leader in personal storage, today announced a larger capacity DVR Xpander, now available in 1TB. Apricorn's DVR Xpander is an external storage component that instantly expands the amount of content consumers can store on a DVR. The DVR Xpander can add up to 562 additional hours of standard TV or 125 hours of high definition programming to your DVR. Simple and easy to use, the DVR Xpander need only be plugged into your DVR eSATA port to instantly increase your DVR recording time.

Available in 500GB, 750GB and now 1TB capacities, Apricorn's DVR Xpander is compatible with any DVR equipped with an active eSATA port, specifically the Scientific Atlanta([R]) 8300 series DVR, used in selected regions by Cox Communications([R]) and Time Warner Cable([R]).

"With the popularity and convenience of DVRs, Apricorn's DVR Xpander has become the easiest way to increase the storage capacity and record all of your favorite programs. The DVR Xpander is a growing part of our family of reliable, easy-to-use, do-it-yourself solutions to increase storage on consumer's devices," said Mike McCandless, Apricorn's VP of Sales and Marketing. "With this larger capacity DVR Xpander, all our customers have to do is connect, format and start recording."

DVR Xpander comes in a sleek aluminum enclosure, measures 4.80" x 1.80" x 8", can operate in horizontal or vertical positions, and includes an ultra-cool fan that keeps the enclosure at optimal temperature.

The DVR Xpander comes with a stand, eSATA cable, AC power adapter and Quick Start Guide. The DVR Xpander supports dual tuner DVR functions, including simultaneously recording two high definition channels while playing one back.

System Requirements

External storage support on DVRs varies for each cable provider. If you are uncertain whether your DVR supports external storage, you can check Apricorn's website, search the internet by DVR model number, or contact the DVR manufacturer.

1 terabyte (TB) = 1 trillion bytes = 1000 gigabytes

*Accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.


Apricorn's DVR Xpander is currently available online at


DVR Xpander-500GB - $179

DVR Xpander-750GB - $279

DVR Xpander-1TB - $379


One year

About Apricorn

Apricorn, a leader in personal storage, offers a broad family of innovative, high-quality storage, backup & upgrade products for notebook & desktop applications. Apricorn was founded in 1983 and has developed numerous award winning products under the Apricorn brand and has been an OEM supplier to a number of leading computer manufacturers. Apricorn is headquartered in Poway, California, and distributes products throughout North America and Canada. For additional information please visit
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