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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

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

  1. Mar 24, 2010 #5421 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    Lunch? :D Maybe there are some good places in LO? :D OH, been there...pulled up in a boat.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 #5422 of 10248
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    pl1

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    That is a great price. And although I'm waiting on a dual dock, I actually think having two (for around the same price as a dual) is a better idea in some ways since you could leave one attached to each computer and combine them when needed.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2010 #5424 of 10248
    morac

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    It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if you didn't apply the wdidle3 fix after 11.0f installed. That's the one thing you didn't test.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2010 #5425 of 10248
    cherry ghost

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    Finally got around to upgrading my HD to the Hitachi today. Took 45 minutes and not a single problem. Thanks for all the great info!!
     
  6. Mar 28, 2010 #5426 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Nice. Enjoy!
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 #5427 of 10248
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  8. Mar 29, 2010 #5428 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Yes as long as the user isn't expecting to be able to use the full 1.5TB of space when upgrading a TiVo Series3 or TiVo HD (see Section IV, #32 in the first post of this sticky thread).

    Nice find! :up:
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010 #5429 of 10248
    ayman86

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  10. Mar 29, 2010 #5430 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Great drive...$20 less than I paid in December. :mad: But they've been flawless so I can't complain. :up:
     
  11. Mar 29, 2010 #5431 of 10248
    mattack

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    I got the tweet for that too.. but ever since I actually checked, it was the Hitachi 1 TB HD31000 drive.

    I realize I will probably be too late for this, but *what is the warranty period*? The Amazon page only says "Full replacement, worry-free warranty", and looking around Hitachi's site, I can only find the place to enter a serial # to figure out if your drive is still under warranty.

    and is this as low as the 1 TB drives are going for lately? If the 1.5 TB were $85, the $15 extra almost seems worth it even though you don't get all of the extra on a Tivo!! (e.g. possibly reformatting it later as an external drive.)
     
  12. Mar 29, 2010 #5432 of 10248
    jbarm

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    It's my understanding that most of the 1.5TB drives are quite a bit noisier than the Hitachi.

    I jumped on buying the 1 TB Hitachi today. Had a bunch of March Madness HD video wipe out some stuff I wanted to keep.

    jb
     
  13. Mar 29, 2010 #5433 of 10248
    Phantom Gremlin

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    One of the bullet items on the outside of the retail box says:

    • 3-year warranty
    The actual warranty text from the Installation Guide in the box is much more amusing:

    How long does limited warranty coverage last?

    This limited warranty lasts for 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, or 5 years, or a fixed period from data of purchase, depending on when and where it was originally purchased. To determine the warranty specifically for your product, visit www.hitachigst.com. A valid proof of purchase may be required to prove eligibility. If you do not have a valid proof of purchase, the limited warranty period will be measured from the date of sale from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies to the authorized distributor.

    In my case the drives have a Feb 2010 mfg date, so I wouldn't lose a whole lot of coverage if I lost my receipt.
     
  14. Mar 29, 2010 #5434 of 10248
    Tivogre

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    Rich, please remember that that is now possible, using the hacked image and WinMFS.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2010 #5435 of 10248
    mattack

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    Where does one get the image? (...and does anybody know why this can't be added to the CLI tools so we don't have to use Windows? i.e. I have upgraded on a Mac..)
     
  16. Mar 30, 2010 #5436 of 10248
    mattack

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    Thanks for the info.. I DID jump on this one, even though I'm still curious about getting > 1.x TB drives working fully.. I've got Amazon credit to "use up". (I realize it's not going anywhere, but I don't have any better ideas about what to use it for anytime soon.)
     
  17. Mar 30, 2010 #5437 of 10248
    richsadams

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    True enough, but not based on the upgrade instructions in the first post of this sticky.

    Now look what you've gone and done... ;)

     
  18. Mar 30, 2010 #5438 of 10248
    Tivogre

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  20. Apr 1, 2010 #5440 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    Today, it was discovered that TiVo has installed a dye pack, similar to what they put into the money packs in a bank robbery! If anyone with a Series 4 TiVo attempts to open the case in order to change the HDD, it sprays Orange Dye inside and TiVo knows that you were inside. They can get into it as there is a code that they can enter via the remote to disable it.

    I am wondering how long it will take for the code to become available online...perhaps on the next April 1st!
     

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