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HD Add hard drive external?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by cooper243, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. cooper243

    cooper243 King of the '80s

    Dec 10, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    Hello, I was wondering if the WDBACW0010HBK has been found to work with the Tivo HD. It is a Western Digitial My Book Essential 1TB.

    I have looked around the forums and have not found much for the tivo hd, just the premier.

    Thank you!
  2. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    If you add an external drive, IF THE DRIVE GOES BAD, you lose all recordings on BOTH drives.

    Better option is to expand the internal drive.
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    WD makes different versions of the "My Book" external hard drive. You want to find the one that specifically mentions that it works with Tivos.
    I believe it is called the My Book DVR Expander.
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    I think there are actually at least two versions of the 1TB My Book DVR Expander, only one of which is certified to work with the TiVo.

    The other one is for somebody else's DVR.

    As for the OP's question, if they're looking for an external drive (better to replace the internal with a bigger one), then they have to find the one with the TiVo logo on the box.

    No TiVo logo, it's not on the very small list the TiVo checks external drives against.
  5. jreichjr

    jreichjr New Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Is there a list of hard drives that are the best to use for an internal Tivo
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    There is no such thing as an official list.

    Of the drives with which people have had success in S3 HDs and S4s, probably the WD20EURS is the only one still readily available.

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