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Old 10-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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1.5TB Seagate "Green" HDD for $49 AR at CompUSA

Looking to upgrade the capacity of your TiVo Premiere? This might be the item for you:

Seagate 1.5TB Green Drive for $49

It's only $49 AR and a similar deal like this was posted before and the drive was $80 AR, so it's a good deal to to from 320GB/500GB --> 1.5TB.

Hope this helps someone.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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WOW!! I haven't seen prices like that in along time.

I think I'll pick one up.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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Looks good. 5900rpm is quick & quiet. 21 decibel standby. / 23dec. Writing.
Good price.

Can TiVo use a USB powered external or just esata. That would be even greener .


EDIT: thought you were talking about external.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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I will grab one also. Wanted 2 but the rebate is only for one
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:40 AM   #5
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Watch out, it's a Seagate which others have had issues with in Tivos, and it's 6GB/sec transfer which has also caused issues.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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I used a Seagate Green 1.5TB in a Premiere with no issues. Pulled it out of an external drive that I got on sale for cheap a few months ago.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:28 AM   #7
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I've used a number of seagate drives over the years - all failed or caused problems. I wouldn't buy another from this company. YMMV
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:25 PM   #8
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I've used a number of seagate drives over the years - all failed or caused problems. I wouldn't buy another from this company. YMMV
Yes, I'm using around twenty five Seagate 2TB drives in my WHS and unRAID. So far they have been basically flawless the last couple of years.
And the rest of my Drives are WD drives in my unRAIDs and WHS. They are three years old and have been without issue as well.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #9
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Hmm this speed drive mixed in a NAS with 7200 drives probably wouldn't be the best idea right?

Was thinking of picking up one for a backup drive, but not sure w/ the speed
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:45 PM   #10
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Hmm this speed drive mixed in a NAS with 7200 drives probably wouldn't be the best idea right?

Was thinking of picking up one for a backup drive, but not sure w/ the speed
The speed is fine from my unRAID boxes with the Seagate 5900 rpm drives. I get 90MB/s(720Mb/s) to 110MB/s(880Mb/s) transfer rates over my LAN. While my 7200 rpm Hitachi drives can get slightly faster than 110MB/s transfer rates over my LAN. And my WD Green drives get 80MB/s(640Mb/s) to 100MB/s(800Mb/s) transfer rates.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #11
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These green hdds tend not to be your standard 7200rpms. Some use the term 'IntelliPower' where RPMs specs are typically listed to hide that they are lower RPMs.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:57 AM   #12
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Seagate...no thanks. Thumbs down. Western digital or don't bother.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #13
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They're all the same now, maker doesn't matter. If it works, I don't care who's on the label.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #14
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They're all the same now, maker doesn't matter. If it works, I don't care who's on the label.

You will when your TiVo HD craps out a few months or a year later after install. I used to be the same way until my CPU hard drives kept crashing every other year...the crashed ones were maxtors and sea gates.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:28 PM   #15
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Well when this thread came out i bought one.
Used JMFS on it copied stock drive to it.
Worked fine 218 HD hours.
The Next Morning Tivo Starting UP screen greeted me.
Ran Sea tools failed test Code ACADD548.
Made a claim waiting on new drive.
LASTED LESS THAN 12 HOURS
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