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Wd 4tb Hdd

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by uw69, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. ShayL

    ShayL Member

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    As far maximum file size, I think you do not have to worry unless you're on a very old version of OSX: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2422?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
  2. trip1eX

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    I have an 8mb hard drive in the garage if anyone needs one.
     
  3. lrhorer

    lrhorer New Member

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    ROFLMAO!!! :D:D

    Actually, I do have a use for such a drive. I have one door that won't stay open. It would make a good doorstop. :)
     
  4. lrhorer

    lrhorer New Member

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    Oh, wow! That's amazing. I'm going to need to upgrade the array on my backup server in a couple of months. I was intending to upgrade from 1.5T spindles to 3T spindles at about $50 per Terabyte, but if the 4T drives can be had at $50/T or less, then I will re-think my plans. 28T of RAID6 storage for $1800. Hmm.
     
  5. lrhorer

    lrhorer New Member

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    My hardware and OS, some 4 and 2 years old, respectively, will work with 4T drives with no problem.
     
  6. lrhorer

    lrhorer New Member

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    I purchased them for the University, not myself, but in 1981 I purchased a pair of 12M (that's megs, not gigs), 12" hard drives for $8000. In 1983, I purchased a 360K floppy drive - for myself - for $300. A 4T drive has the storage capbilities of about 12,000,000 of those floppy discs. :eek:
     
  7. mattack

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    oooh, 8 million terabytes!

    I might even record in HD with that much storage!

    (mostly joking.. One of my thoughts of getting that 4 TB drive would be to actually get me to start recording in HD more often.. as in AT ALL, except for VERY rare music shows that show up on various channels. CLARIFICATION -- to use this as OFFLINE storage.)
     
  8. firesignth

    firesignth New Member

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    Is there really no hope for patching the drive access limitations in Series 3 and Series 4 TiVo? This is $43 per TB...

    www-dot-tigerdirect-dot-com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7739052&SRCCODE=BIZRATE&cm_mmc_o=2mHCjCmtB5ObkkzCjCVqHCjCdwwp&cpncode=31-143282094-2"
    Seagate 4TB Internal HDD - 3.5" Form Factor, SATA III 6Gb/s, 64MB Cache
     
  9. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Hmm, do they charge shipping?

    No, there is not really any hope.. it has to do with the partition sizes. Your best bet is to use kmttg/pytivo to use it as offline external storage.
     
  10. P42

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    Why would Tivo patch their product to support hardware they don't provide? I don't think the solution is a simple OS patch, but that the issue is at a lower level then that, ie the logic board's BIOS - I'm going way out on a limb here :)

    But I expect the new hardware platform support larger than 2TB drives.
     
  11. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    No harm in speculation as long you don't go out and purchase the over 2.2Tb drive now for TiVo use, I am also sure if/when TiVo comes out with a 6 tuner whole home solution TiVo will break the 2.2Tb barrier and also have programs grouped first by a family name then by program so little Johnny will have his kids programs under his name and mom under her name etc. TiVo could also come out with a two cable card TiVo that would have 12 tuners. Speculation is fun!
     
  12. BobCamp1

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    The "BIOS" (or whatever it is) needs to be replaced with UEFI, or something like it.

    APM must be replaced as well, probably with GUID. This will break every single tool ever written for Tivo. All the tools would have to be modified to support the new partition system. So you couldn't take advantage of the large hard drive, anyway. Not for a while at least.
     

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