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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bkdtv, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Jun 24, 2009 #3101 of 10248
    moxie1617

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    My S3 runs at 46-47 with ambient temp of 73f. So 40-50 sounds good. My old S1 DirecTivo has been running at 53-56 for the past 5 years.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2009 #3102 of 10248
    drhankz

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    There we GO - PRETTY Pictures [​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 24, 2009 #3103 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Nice job...thanks for that. It reminds me of my old Series1 days...but a little more elegant. Well done. :up:
     
  4. Jun 24, 2009 #3104 of 10248
    Ckought

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    Thanks everyone for the nice words. You should've seen the look on my wife's face when I was laying it all out on the coffee table and taking pictures as I did it. It was one of those "God, you're a geek sometimes" looks.

    I knew I wanted to put a second internal drive in my TiVoHDs; I didn’t want the extra cable, power cord, or box sitting by the TV. So when I looked around on the site and saw how someone else did it, I knew it could be done – but using the screws and washers (although probably quite study) looked precarious. I thought about it for a couple days, but everything I came up with was too complicated (modifying PC drive brackets and stuff like that). Then it just kinda hit me – if the TiVoHD drive bracket attached to the bottom of the drive, then why not just screw the two drives directly together using the side holes? Of course, my first thoughts on that were getting complicated too (fabricating bolts with opposite direction threads on each end). Eventually, through necessity (I couldn’t fabricate brackets or custom bolts and I couldn’t afford to have it done . . . and I wanted something that anyone else could do themselves) I came up with something that would work using common parts that could be found at any hardware store.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2009 #3105 of 10248
    drhankz

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    How about when you have a Purpose Built Theater and RACK Mount
    Equipment. Having Two Internal Drives is a GOOD THING. Thanks
    for the Photos.

    I'm a fan of Internal Versus External = Thanks Again Ckought
     

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  6. Jun 25, 2009 #3106 of 10248
    markj911

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    Western Digital has a new 2TB SATA drive that I have installed into my Series 3. I forced a service update to the latest rev and it still does not recognize the full storage limit. Is Tivo just slow in updating their OS for the new size drive?
     
  7. Jun 25, 2009 #3107 of 10248
    bkdtv

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    I guess you did not read the FAQ in he first post? ;(

    Section V, FAQ #5:

     
  8. Jun 25, 2009 #3108 of 10248
    jlib

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    So, if I have an already upgraded to 1TB S3 and wanted the very maximum capacity without going to a second (eSATA connected) drive I could use a 1.5GB drive for a second upgrade and WinMFS would automatically partition the new drive to the maximum from that chart (losing the balance of the 1.5TB)? And I could do this using current 1TB drive as source and not resorting to original drive, right?
     
  9. Jun 25, 2009 #3109 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Noted that Newegg has the 1TB Western Digital WD10EADS on sale for $89.99. Use the $10 coupon code EMCLTNS34 and it's $79.99 w/free shipping.

    Note that this drive will NOT work as an internal hard drive upgrade for Series3's (due to a soft reboot issue), but will work as an internal hard drive upgrade with TiVo HD's or as an eSATA drive for either model.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2009 #3110 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    I forgot to ask...did you see my idea in my post #3073 about a Hot Link Index for the Section Topics?
     
  11. Jun 25, 2009 #3111 of 10248
    bkdtv

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    TiVoCommunity does not support any form of in-post linking, so what you ask is not possible. I agree that such a capability is highly desirable on a forum, as it significantly improves the usability of FAQs. You can request that that feature right here.

    For others that don't know what I am talking about, you can see this post as an example. Note how the links at the top of the page "jump" to different sections. That is a feature that many would like to have on TCF.
     
  12. Jun 25, 2009 #3112 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    OK, I will send the suggestion.

    P.S. My 3 TiVoHD units came from UPS 5 Minutes ago, but I did not upgrade them yet! :D!
     
  13. Jun 25, 2009 #3113 of 10248
    richsadams

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    It's a common HTML markup called "Anchors". I don't know that this version of the PHP forum program is capable of using them though (I suspect not), but a good idea.

    It's Christmas in July! Um, June! Have fun opening your prezzies!
     
  14. Jun 25, 2009 #3114 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    OK...they missed my Birthday by 1 day. I will upgrade soon. Still not sure if the WD 1TB EVVS is just as good as the EVCS, but the EVVS, now, is a lot less $$$ than the EVCS. I assume the EVVS is 16 MB buffer which I guess is OK.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2009 #3115 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Just as good. The OEM hard drives only have 2MB of cache (which I've theorized may be the root of some problems, but that's neither here nor there) and TiVo can't or doesn't utilize much more anyway. 16MB's or even 32MB's of cache is overkill and unnecessary.

    So enjoy and happy upgrading when you get to it!
     
  16. Jun 25, 2009 #3116 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    Thanks Rich. I have seen the WD10EVVS advertised at 8MB and 16MB of cache buffer. However I do believe that it is 16MB. At any rate, they should be at the $90 level...need my TiVo to get the new ver 11 software and Cable Cards...then I will order one drive!
     
  17. Jun 25, 2009 #3117 of 10248
    jlib

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    Rich meant to type 8MB for the WD10EVVS.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2009 #3118 of 10248
    jlib

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    There is no 16MB cache WD10EVVS. Go to the source.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2009 #3119 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    Provantage, ZipZoomFly, Buy.com and Memory4less claim 16MB. At any rate, 8 should be enough.
     
  20. Jun 25, 2009 #3120 of 10248
    jlib

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    Carmel...
    They also claim 7200rpm. ;)
    But yes, you are right, 8MB is fine. It is what TiVo specs on their newest HD XL model.
     

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