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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by amseven11, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Be careful, those kangaroos have been known to stomp a Roamio to DVR dust, as posted in another thread! :p
     
  2. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

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    LOL. They both have their strong points.
     
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    What does this have to do with the subject of this thread?
     
  4. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    It has to do with people lightening up and smiling once in awhile. Sounds like you could use some of that! :-/

    Oh, and it has to do with not allowing Hopper and his evil sidekick, Joey, stomp all over your freshly installed bigger AV hard drive! :eek:
     
  5. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    If you're getting an Xbox One, they're advising against that. Specifically "Put the Xbox One on it's side at your own risk".

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/09/put-the-xbox-one-on-its-end-at-your-own-risk/
     
  6. ThreeSoFar

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

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    No vibration, no. I did cut up some mousepads to put underneath each.
     
  7. leiff

    leiff Member

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    anyone know if my WD20EADS will work?
     
  8. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    It should work. Other users have reported success with similar Green non AV WD drives.
     
  9. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    Im rocking a WD30EZRX in my Plus 89.99 shipped from Newegg
     
  10. Tico

    Tico Bear Down Cats!!!!!

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    Coupon code or something?

    I see it at 129
     
  11. bmgoodman

    bmgoodman Member

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    How was it packaged?
     
  12. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    You mean like OEM or retail?
     
  13. NJguy

    NJguy New Member

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    Don't see it for that price anywhere.
     
  14. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    It was a WD recert, I have had great experiences with them in the past, and it was in a WD clam shell type package like a retail box would have.
     
  15. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    No thanks on that one. I don't want a refurb hard drive any more than a used jock strap. :)
     
  16. bmgoodman

    bmgoodman Member

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    My beef with NewEgg the last time I ordered a hard drive was that they shipped a bare drive in *just* the plastic "clam shell" in a huge box with some peanuts in it. The drive had lots of room to bounce around inside the bigger box. They need to use much smaller outer boxes, IMO. Or use the air-filled pouches around the inner box. In any event, I won't order drives from NewEgg until they change their shipping methods.

    Thanks. :)
     
  17. shortcut3d

    shortcut3d New Member

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    I've had mixed results with Newegg. A single OEM Seagate NAS drive was shipped in a generic 3.5" HDD cardboard container (plastic end holders sized to fit snugly). I ordered a very large set of NAS drives and they came in half the Styrofoam block from the manufacture bulk container. The exposed half was wrapped in large bubble wrap. Then a Qnap NAS was shipped without an exterior box. The drives were fine, but the NAS was DOA. In comparison, Amazon had each drive in their own generic 3.5" HDD shipping container within a huge box.
     
  18. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    I got a single OEM drive from Newegg recently, and it was packed in a custom inflatable holder that was obviously designed for hard drives. A big improvement on bubble wrap and styrofoam peanouts IMO.
     
  19. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    It's a good drive, I had one in an S3 HD for a while before replacing it with a WD20EURS and putting the EADS in a PC to copy .tivo files to.

    You'll need to run wdidle3 on the EADS to disable Intellipark or set the timer to 300 seconds to avoid the warm boot problem.
     
  20. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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