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HDD speed question

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Surrealone, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    Will it matter if I replace my HDD with a 3.0 or 6.0 Gb/s or if the drive RPM speed matters?
     
  2. TC25D

    TC25D New Member

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    Speed doesn't matter.
     
  3. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

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    I don't actually know much about the drive interfaces and requirements, but I will say that the rotational speed between drives (5400RPM vs. 7200RPM) has an impact on the physical drives themselves. 7200RPM drives *generally* run louder and hotter (it's a physics thing). So, if 5400RPM drives have enough performance then I would recommend that because it should be quieter and cooler. The cooler piece is important if there is a variable speed fan in the system that is tied to thermal sensors.

    Most importantly, look for a drive that someone else has used and stated that it works.
     

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