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List of SATA to PATA (IDE) adapters, please add yours

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ciper, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Aug 2, 2013 #221 of 233
    unitron

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    There are also versions that turn the IDE header into 2 SATA ports (which the TiVo sees as IDE master and slave).

    The SunPlus and JMicron chipsets will most likely not work in an S1--they're much more finicky than S2s.

    S1s--use a Marvell chipset.

    S2s--use a Marvell or JMicron chipset

    In a computer, either of the above, but don't be surprised if a SunPlus chipset is iffy at best.

    If you got that thing with the no-name chipset to work in an S1, you really lucked out.

    Maybe those are Marvell chips that failed QC, so they sold them unbranded.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2013 #222 of 233
    stamasd

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    It's called trial and error. I tried adapters from about a dozen sellers before I found one that works. I have a whole pile of adapters in a box. :)

    Interesting, I have perused the listings on ebay for a long time, and from other places as well (dealextreme and a few others) and I've never seen one like you describe.

    Yeah, I actually knew that. I have another adapter which is clearly a Sunplus SATALINK and it doesn't work in S1. It however does work in a S2 - I have a TCD540-040 which I upgraded about a year ago with said adapter and a SATA drive.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2013 #223 of 233
    unitron

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    The SATA/IDE adapter sold by weaKnees, who help pay for this website to operate, uses a JMicron chipset, and pretty much the same thing (perhaps without the 'sticky on both sides once you peel off the paper that says 3M' foam tape) is available elsewhere at a lower price.

    HOWEVER

    The one weaKnees sells they not only guarantee to work, they guarantee that it will work in a Series 2 TiVo.

    Anybody else doesn't know TiVos well enough to be able to make that claim about the ones they sell.

    So you may find the peace of mind worth the extra money.

    The one thing I have bought from weaKnees so far, a dual drive bracket for a Series 2 Dual Tuner model, I'm quite pleased with.
     
  4. unitron

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    This just in.

    The Sabrent SBT-STDB, which looks kind of like the Addonics and the now unavailable Rosewill and there's a StarTech, anyway the ones with the red circuit board and the Marvell chipset?

    That used to describe the Sabrent SBT-STDB (there's even an old picture at Amazon where you can see the "M" on the chip), but I just communicated with them after seeing newer pictures with a label or something obscuring the chip brand and they've changed it over to using the JMicron, which means they aren't any good for Series 1 TiVos anymore, and we don't have a report of success of the new version in an S2 yet, either.
     
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    My Premiere 746320 died and I need an Image - Can anyone help? I also would like to know which software is GUI and user friendly for expanding the HDD to a larger size. I plan to use DvrBars for the installation of the image, etc. Is there a thread that discusses a successful installation of a 746320 image on a new hard drive?
     
  6. HomeUser

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    This combination is working.

    TiVo model:
    Series2 TSN 240-0000-8051

    Adapter:
    HDE-E14-NEW “HDE SATA to PATA/IDE Hard Drive Interface Adapter Bridge Converter”
    Amazon ASIN: B008X8NK0I
    No clue what the chip-set is, the chip is marked IDE/SATA DOF B75TT0041.

    Hard Drive:
    750G
    Western Digital WD7500BFCX
    Amazon ASIN: B00EHBES10
     

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  7. jdmiv

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    in reading this thread there appears to be a very small number of adapters, Adapter/hard drive combinations that work with Philips series 1 Tivo units. Most of the working examples are very old as well. Is there a combination available now that will work with a Philips Series 1 tivo?

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  8. unitron

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    Series 1s are very finicky.

    You need an adapter with the Marvell chipset, the JMicron won't do.

    The Marvell based adapters are more expensive than any of the others (except for the ones that are unrealistically priced and rely on consumer ignorance).

    Also, it doesn't seem to like Western Digital Caviar Blue drives for some reason.

    Of course that observation is from a few years ago before WD had mixed the Blue and Green lines together, so I can't make any promises one way or the oher about current Blue models.


    Are you planning a single or dual drive setup?
     
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    I Have 4 series 1 Philips tivos with lifetime service that have a combination of a few different kinds of upgraded drives from years ago. All of them have some kind of failure. Won't process past starting up, hard drives that are failing (sound like aircraft reving up) the one that worked best died last week (green screen of death). I'm looking for a way to "cheaply" get one of them running for a kids tivo that i can record shows and cartons to. I don't really care about single or duel, 200 gb would be larger than what we had before.

    it looks like ebay has a marvell set adapter http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/331038112874?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true

    and a 1 tb drive I found with the same model name as one that someone upthread got working

    https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digi...=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=estern+Digital+RE2+GP+1TB

    Is this a combo that will work?

    will a 1tb drive even work with series 1? it appears so up thread, but how? i thought that it was limited to about 100gb per drive.

    does anyone have an idea?
     

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