Originally Posted by kairee
I have heard that there is a 'specific model' of hitachi that seems to be preferred. Do you know the model number of the 1tb hitachi you've got in your unit?
Also, the "GP" models from WD I have seen conflicting information on. Some posts have stated that they have an incompatibility with tivos and won't work, while others have said they work great.
Newegg doesn't seem to stock the Seagate DB35 models yet, sadly.
I have the model linked below. It was removed from a Hitachi External unit that was on sale at Bestbuy the week after last Thanksgiving. The bare drive is the exact same model# below:
HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721010KLA330
I also happened to notice they also have the CinemaStar version for a little less. I don't think that's too common and the price is pretty low for that drive. It is pretty much the same as the drive above(same model #) but tuned for dvr use and apparently a better deal right now:
HITACHI CinemaStar 7K1000 HCS721010KLA330
Thenerds.net sells the Seagate DB35 drives. Weaknees also, but as prepared Tivo upgrades. I don't know if he sells them as bare drives.
Here is an pretty informative thread about various upgrade experiences:
Have you done an internal drive upgrade?
Please note that my post is about hd, S3 platform tivos, and SATA drives, whereas this thread originally concerned S2 units and links to PATA drives.
The aam utilities work on both sata and pata, wd and hitachi drives.