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1TB WD Green SATA hdd 259.00 @ Best Buy

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by cr33p, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Sep 23, 2007 #1 of 932
    cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    Just thought Id let everyone know I saw the sales ad today for BB and they have the new WD Green 1TB hard drives for sale, 259.00 after 90 dollar instant savings. What a steal.
     
  2. Sep 23, 2007 #2 of 932
    gamndbndr

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    And the Antec MX-1 enclosure is $49.99 after in-store savings at BB.

    There are Seagate drives on sale, too, but none in the "recommended" list that I saw.

    </plunk head>And I just installed the external 750G drive last week!
     
  3. Sep 23, 2007 #3 of 932
    lessd

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    I got the only three in CT so they may be hard to find; oh and this 1Tb Best Buy sale was posted 3 or four days ago on this form on a different thread that i am not going to look for.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2007 #4 of 932
    lawilson2

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    Man, what a great deal. I just got a 750GB from Microcenter a week ago for $229 for my PC (I already have a 250GB in there as C drive). It's tempting to take it back and get this. Only thing is that I don't trust that I can wipe it good enough where my data couldn't be extracted. Or, I could just get this as an additional drive and have 2TB of space. I'd definitely have to make this a true media center PC if I did that! :)
     
  5. Sep 23, 2007 #5 of 932
    cr33p

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    Yeah I just installed a 750 last week myself, went with a Seagate because it was a great deal but I can say that I wish I hadnt, its too loud Oh well.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2007 #6 of 932
    lawilson2

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    I picked up this drive. Now I have to think about where I want to put it. I can't put it as an external on the Tivo; I already have a 750GB on it and if I removed it I'd lose all of my programs on there. So I may either build a NAS with it or add it to my current desktop. Great deal though!
     
  7. Sep 24, 2007 #7 of 932
    tootal2

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    How do these compare to the SeagateĀ® DB35? Are they made for dvr use?
     
  8. Sep 24, 2007 #8 of 932
    aaronwt

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    Just copy the 750GB drive to the 1000GB drive. It will work fine with WinMFS.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2007 #9 of 932
    lawilson2

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    I thought about that, but I've decided to just use it for my desktop. I'm not even close to using all of the space in my Tivo currently with 1TB combined in there now. I'll use this drive as a video/movie drive in my PC. I want to use my PC as more of a media center, and I have my xbox 360 in the living room as my extender.

    Thanks though!
     
  10. Sep 24, 2007 #10 of 932
    cr33p

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    I do not have any specific information about the drives. Sorry
     
  11. Sep 24, 2007 #11 of 932
    joneSi

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    I just got mine yesterday to replace my WD 750gb HDD in my Tivo HD. Yes...I wanted MORE! I can't ever have enough HD content stored on my setup. I have yet to use a DB35 Drive or anything qualified to go into a DVR and I have never had an issue with heat (including putting 2 drives inside of a series 2 that shipped with one). I have used mostly WD's but have also used the occasional Seagate. Not one has failed on me. I'm sure for noise concerns, if you have them, there are quieter drives, but I can't hear the HDD running from my couch with or without the tv running.

    My .02
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  12. Sep 24, 2007 #12 of 932
    cr33p

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    I have installed drives in all of my tivo units in the past and have had no issues, I would never deny the fact that a DB35 is designed for a DVR however I think a lot of it is marketing hype. I think the WD drives are the way to go.
     
  13. Sep 24, 2007 #13 of 932
    jstrangfeld

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    How much $ do the Hitachi / Seagate 1 TB drives cost comparatively speaking?
     
  14. Sep 24, 2007 #14 of 932
    tootal2

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    How do i install one of these into my tivo hd? Is it hard to to do?
     
  15. Sep 24, 2007 #15 of 932
    lawilson2

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    That Dataguard software doesn't work under Vista which sucks. I wanted to use their tool vs Vista's tool to properly format the drive...

    Edit: Scratch that, I forgot about using XP compatibility mode. Worked perfectly.
     
  16. Sep 24, 2007 #16 of 932
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    rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    I just picked up this combo (WD 1TB + MX-1) at Bestbuy. Looks like I found the only (or last) one available in my town. total cost was ~ $333 w/ tax.

    I just hooked it up to the S3 and now have 165 HRs of HD recording capacity. - Cool :)

    Seems to be dead quiet to me, but I have my S3 on a rack outside of my HT room, so it's not really a big concern to me.

    I was looking at getting a SG 750 from TheNerds and that was gonna be about $320 shipped with the MX-1, so for +$13, I got an extra 250 GB of recording space. Seems like a no brainer to me.

    Let's hope it holds up with the fall TV season starting tonight.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Sep 25, 2007 #18 of 932
    c3

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  19. Sep 25, 2007 #19 of 932
    Televisionary

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    Considering that their "Green" selling point is that they save energy by sleeping and/or using lower-power modes when not needed, I would say the designers' first thought wasn't 24/7 instantaneous availability. A TiVo would never use these green features.

    I tend to be cautious, and go for the DVR-specific Seagate DB35s and their 5-year warrantee. Still, folks here have reported good luck with pretty every drive on the market. And it seems every drive has at least a few people who have had problems, too. In the end, it's probably more luck of the draw than how a drive is marketed.

    Beyond that, it's probably hard to go wrong with a drive with a 3 or 5 year warrantee, and has good acoustic specs, if you're sensitive to noise.

    My free advice, and worth every cent! :D

    -T

    PS> One caveat I should add: get a name brand drive from a well-known vendor. I tried to save some money, and ordered two Maxtor 80G drives from a small California outfit. While they superficially looked like Maxtor drives I'd seen, one had a label with a different font than usual and a serial number of 00000000, and the other had a blank label with no printing. Both drives failed within a year, and of course there was no warrantee at all.
     
  20. Sep 25, 2007 #20 of 932
    rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Doh! - thanks
     

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