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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by cannonz, Jul 13, 2012.
Does wcav in serial number of WD drive stand for audio video (for dvr use)?
Usually AV somewhere in the model number denotes an audio-video drive. What's the full part number?
I have an old (2007) WD Caviar Blue 160GB HDD model# WD1600AAJB, with serial# WD-WCAV35126110
So No, the WDCAV does not stand for AV (Audio/Video)
CAV was the designation for the first Caviar Blue series High Density platter drives.
Model number is WD10EADSXXXXXXX serial WCAVxxxxxx but just noticed at top has WD a space then AV
Ah yes, I was speaking of an AV as part of the model number. I didn't realize you were talking serial number.
I think since it has AV by itself as well is video, certainty is quite.
Here's a typical model number for an AV drive (this is the stock 160GB S3HD drive): WD1600AVVS. The stock 320GB Premiere drive is similar: WD3200AVVS
Western Digital AV-GP Model numbers and Spec Sheet:
If there's nothing on the label about "advanced format", then that drive should work fine in an S2, 3, or 4, and with a Marvell chipset based adapter might even work in an S1. It's a Caviar Green.
If it were a Caviar Blue it would not work in an S1, but would work in an S2.
I'm running the 2TB version, the WD20EADS, in an S3 HD, and it works just fine.
But get the wdidle3 utility and disable Intellipark on that drive before you use it in a TiVo, or it'll never warm boot right.
Depending on in which model TiVo you use it, you might want to jumper it down from 3Gb/s to 1.5
And if by some miracle you know a good cheap source for new old stock EADS drives, PM me.