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Different type of "reboot" problem!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by MPSAN, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. MPSAN

    MPSAN Active Member

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    OK, just got my WD20EZRX delivered. I will short pins 5 and 6 to force 3 Gb/sec, however and then run windlg.
     
  2. MPSAN

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    Update for my many readers. :)

    For some reason the WD10EARS took 4 hours to run the long test in WinDLG. This WD20EZRX took only 1 extra hour at 5 hours. All is clean. I only added a jumper to force SATAII (3Gb/sec). Not sure it was required but both my system and the TIVO use that speed. This is a 6 Gb/sec drive so I figured it could not hurt.

    One thing that I tried, however, was HDD Scan to deal with AAM, but it said it was not supported on this drive. Comments online, however, say that this is a very quiet drive anyway. I will confirm as it is going into our Bedroom TIVO.

    I did run WDIDLE3 /D from the UBCD ver 5.2.1 DVD that I made and it did work fine.

    SO, it is too late for me to take the 160GB drive out of the Bedroom TIVO now, but I will tomorrow and let you know how it goes. In this way, perhaps, we will have another 2TB WD drive to add to the list.
     
  3. MPSAN

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    Well, all went OK I guess, and I did the expand at the end as I said NO.

     
  4. MPSAN

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    Well, all went OK I guess, and I did the expand at the end as I said NO. There was a 1.7 TB Apple Free partition and at the end I did the expand and SuperSize.

    However, it says I have 198HD hours. Better than the 1TB 157 hours but why don't I get 318 hours?

    So, I did this over and I did not wait 'til the end and it says 318 HD hours. Now I will see if this new drive stops the reboots as the original Tivo 160 GB drive did.

     
  5. unitron

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    That sounds like the way Amazon shipped the WD20EURS that I got from them.

    It, of course, does not come in a retail box like a regular Caviar Green sitting on the shelf at Best Buy.

    I got another EURS from newegg more recently, and I remember the silvered sealed A/S envelope, but not how it was packed.

    But it passed the long test and is working fine.

    If it had been one of those "free to slide around inside the bigger box" deals, I think I'd remember.
     
  6. MPSAN

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    Well, it seems as though the new drive fixed it all! So, I guess we can add the WD20EZRX to the list. I get 318 hours of HD and for SD hours I get...who cares! :)

    Anyway, all I did was to add the jumper to force 3Gb/s transfer (not sure I had to) and ran wdidle3. I tried AAM, but it said the drive did not support that feature. At any rate, it is quiet and is in our Bedroom.

    SO, all that is left now, perhaps, is to sell it as we just ordered a P4 and an XL4 yesterday. This THD is lifetime and we know it does not have any PS cap issues. Plus it has a just installed 2TB drive.
     
  7. MPSAN

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    Well, it has not rebooted even once! So all is good and the PS is also good. This now has the cablecard in the P4 next to it. Now I will sell it! As I said, the P4 and XL4 came and now all is good. This should be a great THD Lifetime with 2TB drive installed 4/2/2013 and verified good PS. I have all original manuals and boxes and there is not a scratch anywhere. I sure would like to sell it here and avoid the eBay trouble.
     
  8. steve614

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