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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

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

  1. Oct 28, 2007 #161 of 10248
    richsadams

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    AFAIK there's no reason it wouldn't, but that's a good question...one that Spike could probably give a definitive answer to.
     
  2. Oct 28, 2007 #162 of 10248
    Joybob

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    That was back when we were still Kickstarting drives. I'm sure with P&P it will work.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2007 #163 of 10248
    c3

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    How would you know if it does or does not have a fan?

    It does have a fan, but it's pretty small. I took the the drive out (WD7500AAKS with 3-year warranty) and use the enclosure as a USB-SATA adapter.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2007 #164 of 10248
    richsadams

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    TiVo’s expansion architecture (both hardware and software) is not relevant. It's the quality and operation of the drive/enclosure that's in question.

    After more than six months of history, Cavalry drives (like many others) did not stand up to short and/or long-term compatibility and performance requirements when used with TiVo S3’s.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2007 #165 of 10248
    richsadams

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    That's an ongoing discussion over on the TTG & MRV thread. I've been keeping up, but it's probably a long slog if you're just jumping in. The posts on the last couple of pages (particularly the last page) seem to be narrowing things like you're seeing down and possible resolutions though.

    Best of luck! :up:
     
  6. Oct 28, 2007 #166 of 10248
    HDTiVo

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    Yes.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2007 #167 of 10248
    vstone

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    The drive was probably sold OEM to Calvary and doesn't necessarily have the 3 year wrranty an OTC unit would. Recommend you check the serial # out at westerndigital.com.
     
  8. Oct 29, 2007 #168 of 10248
    jlib

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    All eSATA cables are shielded (per specification). Some internal SATA cables are shielded (beyond specification).
     
  9. Oct 29, 2007 #169 of 10248
    c3

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    I already confirmed it, and so did another member who also bought it.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2007 #170 of 10248
    thxman

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    Anyone know of a way to get 9.2 on my S3 quicker?? I used the priority request form last Thursday and even called Tivo today but they were no help. He suggested I restart/reconnect but that did nothing. I'm stuck on 9.1 and at this point not sure if I should use kickstart or just wait since it's now officially supporting my newly purchased WD My DVR (being a bit new to all this; coming from years of using DirecTivo machines).

    Anybody got a suggestion for me? :D

    Thanks!
    Kevin
     
  11. Oct 30, 2007 #171 of 10248
    richsadams

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    They say allow up to seven days on the TiVo website but if you've signed up on the priority list it usually only takes about two or three days. Keep in mind they do not download software Sat. or Sun., so if you signed up last Thursday you may receive it in the next day or two.

    You can force a connection by going to TiVo Central > Messages and settings > Settings > Phone and network > Connect to the TiVo service now. Once the download has finished and loaded look at the "Last Successful" line on that screen or in System Information and if it says "Pending restart" instead of a date your new software will automatically install at 2 a.m. your time. Or you can reboot TiVo and it will install the upgrade immediately.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2007 #172 of 10248
    thxman

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    Thanks Rich! Guess I'll have to be patient a little longer.

    Do you agree with my thought process of waiting instead of kickstart at this point?

    Kevin
     
  13. Oct 30, 2007 #173 of 10248
    rrg

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    I'm having trouble finding any reasonable source for the Hitachi Cinemastar 1TB drive named in the list of recommended drives in the FAQ. The Deskstar models, on the other hand, are not hard to find at all.

    If I'm going to install the drive in an Antec MX-1 enclosure, is it likely to matter?

    I believe I read a reliably-sourced claim on a TCF thread (somewhere, but I can't locate it) that the specs were identical and that it didn't really matter.

    But I'm not sure and I'm being cautious.
     
  14. Oct 30, 2007 #174 of 10248
    Fofer

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    Yes, wait. It's only a matter of days, you might as well wait. IMHO.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2007 #175 of 10248
    JKay

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    “The TiVoHD supports a maximum of 16 exabytes” I saw this in the opening FAQ in item #13; is this true? That would be like being able to record 2,096 million one hour HD TV shows (if my shakey math is correct).

    With both tuners going 24/7 you could record about 17,520 one hours shows per years and the Sun would burn out before you could fill up 16 exabytes. You would never have to delete a show ever again. :D
     
  16. Oct 30, 2007 #176 of 10248
    richsadams

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    You can probably go either way. We added ours via KS over six months ago. It's been flawless through three upgrades and is now recognized on TiVo's System Info screen. Up to you...whatever you're more comfortable with. Or as fofer mentioned, it'll probably be only a day or two before you can add it via P&P. It wouldn't make any difference one way or another IMHO, but you should be comfy with your choice.
     
  17. Oct 30, 2007 #177 of 10248
    Graymalkin

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    Oh, I think they'll have 3-D holographic-definition TV in another 30 years. Those probably will run 10TB per hour, and 16 exabytes won't be enough. :D
     
  18. Oct 30, 2007 #178 of 10248
    andrews777

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    I had to force a connection to Tivo on the Network choice under settings. That is what upgraded me. I think I then did a restart.

    Have you done the forced network connection?

    Brad
     
  19. Oct 30, 2007 #179 of 10248
    thxman

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    Thanks for the feedback guys; really appreciate it! :up:
     
  20. Oct 30, 2007 #180 of 10248
    CharlesH

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    The onscreen guide for installing the approved My DVR Expander drive says to just hook up the eSata cable, power on the drive, and reboot.

    The printed info with the Expander drive says to unplug the TiVo, hook up the eSata cable, power on the drive, and then plug in the TiVo.

    So is it necessary to power down the TiVo (S3, in my case) or not? :confused:
     

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