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Best Solutions for Adding Storage to PC for Tranferred Tivo Programs?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Ariette, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. lrhorer

    lrhorer New Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    Of course they are. Internal drives in a PC are removable, as well. People do not ordinarily pick them up and move them around the house - or the city - on a daily basis, however.

    Most NAS systems I have seen have decent cooling. Admittedly some very low end ones do not. I have seen some truly abysmal cooling in external hard drives, however. As I said, however, it is probably getting bounced around that does most external drives in.
  2. NowPlaying

    NowPlaying New Member

    Mar 7, 2002
    Menlo Park,...
    As I stated in my Blog, it is my experience that USB drives have a much higher failure rate. Perhaps I have just had a string of bad luck. I have owned several USB drives from several manufacturers and all have failed much sooner that I expected. As others have stated it is most likely due to heat build up in the enclosures.
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    External drives seem to tend to have shorter warranty periods than retail bare drives.

    I'm thinking the manufacturers know something.
  4. Puppy76

    Puppy76 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    It seems like they should have active cooling fans, if nothing else...I keep seeing reviews saying how hot different external drives get, and how they fail fast... Of course I suppose most people who don't have issues won't review it, but still it worries me.

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