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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

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

  1. Mar 6, 2011 #7341 of 10248
    Stuxnet

    Stuxnet Alien Infidel

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    Page down to "product details"... you'll see this...

    Product Details
    Capacity: 1 TB
    Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1.4 pounds
    Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
    Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
    ASIN: B002P3KO74
    Item model number: WD10EVDS


    Same price at NewEgg...
     
  2. Mar 7, 2011 #7342 of 10248
    richsadams

    richsadams Active Member

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    I fired up our Series1 a little while back...still rock solid! For my money the Series3 is still a TiVo pinnacle.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2011 #7343 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Yes. I'll drop another note to bkdtv.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2011 #7344 of 10248
    richsadams

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    For TiVo the WD10EARS will perform the same as the WD10EURS (or any other A/V dedicated drive) except for acoustics. The AAM of WD10EARS is set to 254 and WD's A/V dedicated drives are set to a quieter 128. You can use HDDSCAN to set the AAM of the WD10EARS to 128. The procedure is simple and outlined in the FAQ.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2011 #7345 of 10248
    mmoustakas

    mmoustakas geek dad

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    Sounds like I will get the 2 1T WD10EARS and the adapters and hope to breath new life into my Series 2!
    Thanks for the input!!!
     
  6. Mar 7, 2011 #7346 of 10248
    richsadams

    richsadams Active Member

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    Happy upgrading!
     
  7. Mar 7, 2011 #7347 of 10248
    tronchaser2u2

    tronchaser2u2 tronchaser

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    This might not be the right place to ask this, but I don't have hours to research the appropriate forum to ask this question...

    I have my Tivo Series 3 open with the HD sitting in front of me, I also have a 1 TB drive to use as an upgrade. So i go to Mfslive.org to download the latest version of MFSlive and wouldn't you know it, the site is not working. Everytime i try to register i get:

    SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

    Access denied for user 'mfsliveo'@'localhost' (using password: YES) [1045]

    An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.

    So I can't download the zip file. I a asking if someone out there has a copy of Winmfs that i can get. otherwise my effort is in vain and i will have to put the unit back together until the site is back up. I can't find a 2nd site that has the file..

    Someone please help if you can...

    Thanks,
     
  8. Mar 7, 2011 #7348 of 10248
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I'm already registered, downloaded it sometime back, and just now I got the same error message when I tried to see if I could get through, so it's probably just a temporary problem with the site itself.

    Do you have a place to which I could upload it?
     
  9. Mar 7, 2011 #7349 of 10248
    ThreeSoFar

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    There are free upload places.....I've used megaupload.com before.
     
  10. Mar 7, 2011 #7350 of 10248
    ThreeSoFar

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    I'll clarify.

    Go ahead and upload what you need. YOu'll get a URL to give whomever you want to download it. The free version has a small delay built-in. And a limited number of downloads. But it works great.

    ETA: Share the URL with them via PM, so somehow the limited number of downloads don't get burned by lookie-loos.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2011 #7351 of 10248
    unitron

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    I have it, they need it, I'll let them do as much as possible to make it easy for me to do as little as possible unless it turns out to be beyond their level of expertise, at which point I'd be willing to spend my time to help them.

    They don't seem to need it badly enough to have replied yet.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2011 #7352 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    With his 1 post is his PM active yet?
     
  13. Mar 8, 2011 #7353 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Welcome to the forum. The MFSLive.org seems to be working now, but I went ahead and sent you a link to WinMFS via PM.
     
  14. Mar 9, 2011 #7354 of 10248
    gwsat

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    As noted in an earlier post, I just got the WD 1TB eSATA drive that is designed to work with TiVo DVRs. The drive came Monday and thanks to richsadams explicit instructions, I had the new drive setup and running on my S3 in less than half an hour. The only glitch was the S3's failure to find the external drive when I first booted it after installing the drive. The S3 came up perfectly the second time, though. All of the connections had been tight and I did the installation just as Rich had recommended so I can't explain why the drive didn't show up after the first reboot. The installation was still fast and easy, even with the glitch, and I now have 1.25TB of disc storage.

    I highly recommend the WD 1TB eSATA drive. I got mine from Amazon for less than $120.00. It appears to be well made, the eSATA cable connectors fit both my S3 and the drive itself snugly, and the drive is as silent as a stone.
     
  15. Mar 9, 2011 #7355 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Nice! :up: Enjoy all of that new "real estate".
     
  16. Mar 9, 2011 #7356 of 10248
    ThreeSoFar

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    Still can't condone the eSata option. 5x or so likelihood of failing than just your single drive, and upgrading the single drive is trivial.
     
  17. Mar 9, 2011 #7357 of 10248
    MikeAndrews

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    Yes it was. When will I learn? It was packed OK, but I just tried the Seagate drive and it's a DOA clicking toy. So once again I get to RMA, pack, ship and pay $10+ to send it back and wait. So much for my bargain. Never again. It doesn't help to cushion it well if they play hockey with it first.

    Another WD20EARS from Amazon works fine. (Note in my sig incrementing 2TB drives in my NAS by one.)

    Don't buy drives from NewEgg!

    I'm going the RMA the WD drive from the Premeire to Western Digital.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2011 #7358 of 10248
    richsadams

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    After suffering through similar experiences I only buy products that aren't prone to problems...pillows for instance...from Newegg. Amazon's 30 day no questions asked, free return shipping policy is hard to beat.

    Sorry to hear about your Seagate experience. Seagate used to have one of the best reps in the business for years. I never had any problems with them. I still have a 500GB Seagate DB35 drive that's over four years old happily humming along. But of the four Seagate drives I've purchased in the last couple of years, three failed (one was DOA like yours). It may be a coincidence but it seems like Seagate's QC plummeted after they purchased Maxtor...or maybe it's not coincidental. In any case, glad to hear your WD drive is getting the job done.
     
  19. Mar 10, 2011 #7359 of 10248
    unitron

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    I've been somewhat leery of Seagate ever since they began re-badging Conner drives. I looked on it as more of an infection than an acquisition.

    I get the feeling that swallowing Quantum may have done the same to Maxtor, which means Seagate is now doubly poisoned.

    Will we see the same happen to WD with their purchase of Hitachi GST (who sort of used to be IBM's "DeathStar" line)?
     
  20. Mar 10, 2011 #7360 of 10248
    richsadams

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    That would be sad indeed...the choices are dwindling. FWIW when Seagate was at the top of their game, WD's QC was near the bottom of the pile...now they are near or at the top. How times change.
     

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