Originally Posted by Acropora
Just got thru reading the FAQ on this topic after maxing out our S3's memory (lots of kids stuff like Cars etc, lol). Awesome, well written post.
Was considering just getting a tivo expander but am now considering a DIY esata with the new 1TB WD drive. Plan to store it in the antec enclosure 2meters away in a closet (quieter). Please share you thoughts on these two different approaches.
Would this be a good time to go with the AV-GP internally as well? My understanding is we'd lose all the recordings it I did an internal upgrade later.
Thanks for sharing your views!
Here are two
thoughts for ya...
Cool. the 1tb drive should give you lots of room. Be prepared it will fill up FAST though. I have a 750gb eSata that I plugged into my S3 ages ago. Works like a charm.
IF & WHEN
you fill that up, consider the NEXT
step in investing in a NAS. (Networked Attached Storage). They range in cost from $100
on up, & range in size from 100gb to 60+ TB. The ADVANTAGE
to a NAS... is that you can OFFLOAD
(Using MRV) any videos on your TiVo that you wish to keep, & then transfer them back in real time whenever you want to watch them again. Thus FREEING
up space on your 1tb eSATA drive.
a 2meter (6') eSATA cable CAN
run into issues. The shorter the cable the better. While some people have NO
issues with long eSATA cables, other people DO have major problems with the longer cables. So hook one up. If it works great. However, IF you start running into issues with your TiVo S3 AFTER
you hook up the 2 meter eSATA cable. Then FIRST
thing to try would be a shorter cable.
I don't have any "Sound" issues with my eSATA drive. Although my TiVo & eSATA drive are locked in a cabinet. (With good ventilation)