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WD Red hard drive noise level?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by headless chicken, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    The newer, some or most WD Green drives you are right, but when the WD Green Drives first came out you had to do that "nonsense" or come home to missed recording after a TiVo software update.
     
  2. MikePA1

    MikePA1 New Member

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    Does this apply to current green drives and the Roamio?
     
  3. Crrink

    Crrink Active Member

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    Hey, that's my post! :)
    The Red drive in my Roamio Basic is still working 100% normally. No reboot issues, and I didn't run wdidle3 on it, so the TiVo seems to be able to handle whatever value is set at the factory.

    If the price is the same, I'd go with the AV drive just because it's 100% proven to work well with TiVo. But if you can save a few bucks buying a Red like I did, I think it's a pretty safe gamble.
     
  4. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    I wouldn't know... but If a drive set at Factory to power down quicker then a TiVo is set to communicate to it, it would cause a soft reboot problem, I figure.


    That is my very lame MAN's Version as what I think causes the issues.
     
  5. MikePA1

    MikePA1 New Member

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    Your experience doesn't appear to be convincing enough for those who 'don't want to chance it' or 'be ahead of the game'. :rolleyes:
     
  6. headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

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    I've heard of selective hearing, but apparently there's selective seeing too.
     
  7. TC25D

    TC25D New Member

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    Must be contagious.
     
  8. headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

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    Yes. You seem to have it too. It appears the affliction only affects recently registered users on tivocommunity.

     
  9. MikePA1

    MikePA1 New Member

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    Length of membership is not always an indicator of wisdom, but it does serve some people, who registered a long time ago, as a springboard for insults.

    Happy Thanksgiving.
     
  10. kherr

    kherr Member

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    I have an NAS with 4 - 3TB Red drives and can't hear anything sitting next to them. They run 24/7 and were installed 5/13 ..... :up::up:
     
  11. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    What drive are you referring to that powers down before the TiVo can communicate with it? The Red or Green?
     
  12. headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

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    Good to know. My first experience buying a WD drive was problematic, but I hope the one I'm about to receive is problem free.
     
  13. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Is $120 for a 3 TB Red drive a decent price? Last I saw, Amazon and Newegg had it for that.
     
  14. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Exactly Mike! I simply HATE when people use that as some sort of mental barometer! What if Stephen Hawking just bought a TiVo and starting posting here, would that make him suddenly a moron, incapable of rational intelligent contributions here?
     

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