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Anybody get a SSD drive to work in a TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by buscuitboy, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. webcrawlr

    webcrawlr New Member

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    That's a fair point for a 6 tuner system but the OP is using a Series 3 which if I'm not mistaken is a 2 tuner system. In that case worst case scenario, leaving both tuners on HD channels all the time, gives the drive a life of nearly 7 years.
     
  2. rodnig1

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    update on my directivo ssd upgrade

    after 5 days, its running fine, except for that menu glitch every now and then. not seeing any reall improved performance, and that's pretty much what i expected. Im sure it will start quicker, but that hasn't been tested by me

    the big thing is that its quiet!!!!! for my bedroom, that's all i really wanted!! im sleeping much better now
     
  3. Bigg

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    This is the stupidest thread. If you want something quieter, but a TiVo Mini or DirecTV C31 in the "quiet" room, and the HR44 or Roamio Pro/Plus in another room.
     
  4. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Especially when you condenser the cost of a large SSD drive.
     
  5. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Yup. I have a 500GB one in my laptop, but that's for a $2500 computer with limited internal space.
     
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    :rolleyes:
    Then why are you reading and posting in it?
    Your suggestion was fine without the thread crap.
     
  7. rodnig1

    rodnig1 New Member

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    take a look at the cost of ssd drives lately, you can buy a crucial 480gb for about $250.... that certainly makes it worth installing an ssd now
     
  8. mcf57

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    Really? An 3TB WD drive is going for about $128 (2TB for about $95). With not much real improvement in performance, not sure its still worth it.
     
  9. lessd

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    If one has super sensitive ears and needs a TiVo in the bedroom 450Mb at $250 may be a good trade off, this would not be for speed, just noise, the fan in my Roamio makes more noise than the drive, but with a SSD one may not even need a fan, or spend the $250 for a Mini for the bedroom, same money more record space and no noise.
     
  10. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Exactly. The Mini/C31 is always going to win.
     
  11. replaytv

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    I would think the power supply needs the cooling more than the drive. Or is the total power supply on a Roamio on the outside?
     
  12. lessd

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    It is on the basic model, but with switching type power supplies I not sure you need the fan, the hard drive takes up to 1/2 the power of the total unit, so with a SSD drive one would have to measure the internal temp to find out.
    Also I don't know if you can format, in any model of the series 4, a drive smaller than the original drive, if you can't, even a 450Mb drive will not work.
     

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