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Toshiba hard drives interchangable?

Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by replaytv, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. replaytv

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    I see a Toshiba SD-H400 Tivo with a bad hard drive on the internet. I have another model of Toshiba Tivo, can I 'clear and delete' on the other model and put it in the SDH400?
     
  2. shwru980r

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  3. unitron

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    Do you trust the seller to know for sure that the problem is only the hard drive and not something else?

    If you mean you have a Toshiba TiVo with a different model number, that might be like putting a 540 drive into a 240, or a 649 drive into a 540.

    Of course if you've got an SDH400 image, that's a horse of a different color.
     
  4. replaytv

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    I don't have a image for the needed Tivo. The Tivo is only $10, so not a big waste. Some day I will learn how to put a image on hard drive, but right now I only have DVD Toshibas with basic lifetime, and the broke DVD Toshiba Tivo has full lifetime, so that is why I want to transfer the hard drive. The donor Tivo is not the same model.
     
  5. dwit

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    Answer to the question in op is simply, no.
     
  6. cho76ers

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    Adding onto the question, I see a bunch of hard drive in ebay that is taken out of the series 2 but did not specify what model they are taking out of. IF I were to purchase it, would it work for the Toshiba model SD-H400 or it is just a waste of money. Apprecaite the feedback as I am trying to my Tivo Toshiba SD-H400 with limited budget.
     
  7. lpwcomp

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    Waste of money.

    There's always instantcake if you despair of finding an image. Overpriced, but if there's no other option....
     

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