View Full Version : esata enabled out of the box?
03-02-2010, 08:46 PM
anyone from TiVo care to comment on if the eSata port is alive? And if it is- does it have to be an 'offical' drive or can any eSATA drive be used now?
and still the TB limit?
03-02-2010, 09:41 PM
I certainly have no official answer, but I would definitely expect it to be an 'official' drive requirement, since that makes it much easier to qualify that it works.
03-02-2010, 10:28 PM
I suspect that Tivo and Western Digital have parted ways - possibly because of the poor (actual) MTBF of WD's drives. So if they have parted, I applaud the decision.
The whole 'official' drive thing has always seemed fishy to me because only one vendor's drives ever qualified. That simply smells bad.
03-03-2010, 08:11 AM
The 1TB WD expander appears to be back in stock at TiVo.com and Amazon.
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