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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by MeInDallas, Oct 23, 2012.
Newegg has a 48 hour deal on the WD20EARX for $89 with promo code EMCJNHG26 with free shipping.
Is This usable to upgrade a tivo3?
Using WinMFS or MFS_Live, yes.
this is a "green" drive though and from my understanding & what I was told in the past, the intellipark feature on these 'green' drives needs to be disabled first before it can be used properly in a TiVo. Is this correct? If so, I don't think its a hard thing to do, but just something to keep in mind and figured I would mention it here.
True. You have to get and run wdidle, not a big deal, but a necessary step.
It won't work anywhere because the way NewEgg handles shipping and handling of hard drives (not the fees) the drive will be dead.
That's just nonsense. I've purchased more than 50 hard drives from NewEgg over the last several years, and not one has ever been DOA.
So the 3 out of 5 DOAs I've had from NewEgg, where I had to pay to get a replacement, are just in my imagination. I still have one paperweight pending a factory return.
Never a problem with drives from Amazon. They don't play frisbee with them.
No, you just skew the average. I've never had a dead one either, and no reason to fear that I would get one.
They must deliver super fast.
I've had great luck with Newegg myself. They have always been really great with me. One time UPS even left a shipment at my side door and someone stole it, and Newegg sent out a replacement shipment via next day air and it didnt cost me anything. Newegg ate the entire cost at over $400. I dont know if they have some sort of insurance that paid for that, but it didnt cost me anything.
I have purchased over 800 HD from Newegg, had two DOA, Newegg paid for the shipping the HD back to them.
Amazon now has this same drive for $89 with free shipping.
I remembered that I had more DOAs.
Which is good, because I'm tempted to buy yet another drive just to have space to organize things. I can fix & free up what I have.
I had 2 two-drive arrays of Green drives go sleepy. I have to spend some time getting them woked up.
I got out of the hoarding business.
Wow, so cheap.. 4 TB drives were $199 at Fry's recently.. and a 3 TB drive was about $149 even more recently (about the same price/TB).. So now we're getting below $50/TB.
If its any consolation I recently rec'd a drive from newegg. Decent packaging.
Oops, posted in error
Just got my 2Tb $89 special from Newegg, no problems, double boxed much bubble wrap, drive was in a sealed static bag.
No one said anything about your experience being imaginary, but we can reasonably infer it is defnititely outside the norm. First of all, if their average return volume were anything like you imply, they would be losing large volumes of money selling hard drives. A company that does their sort of volume in drives absolutely must be able to count on a reliable delivery average. Secondly, if they had anything nearly like the average DOA failure rate you suggest, the hue and cry would be deafening. Literally hundreds of participants in this forum have purchased hard drives from NewEgg, and few, if any, other than you have experienced anything close to that level of issues.
Oh, and just BTW, the 25 (out of 30) drives currently spinning away in my RAID systems and the half dozen or so other drives around the house purchased from NewEgg are not my imagination, either.
I got this drive from newegg Friday. I upgraded one of my Tivo Premieres Saturday. So far, I've had no problem. I'm a happy camper with an upgraded Tivo box.
And I've gotten probably 10 hard drives over the years from newegg and they all worked. I'm sure there are DOA drives but not a large amount. Newegg has been very good to me.