1TB WD Green SATA hdd 259.00 @ Best Buy

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by cr33p, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. dtphonehome

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    Good to know your's is working well! I actually paid $169, as I had a buy.com $20 coupon expiring on Monday. I'd share it but it's linked to my email address. I was planning on using it in an Antec MX-1 from Amazon, but the consensus seems to be it would be wiser to use it internally. So I guess the enclosure will go unused for now.
     
  2. greg_burns

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    If you have an S3 you can't use it internally (softboot problem). If you have a TivoHD you can't use the Antec MX-1 + that drive (WD10EACS) externally.

    :confused:
     
  3. Jadedone

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    I saw where a poster successfully installed a WD10EVCS drive in an S3.

    Yesterday I swapped out my previously upgraded 1TB WD10EACS for a new 1TB WD10EVCS in my S3. I purchased it from http://www.buy.com/prod/western-digital-av-gp-wd10evcs-hard-drive-1tb-serial-ata-300-serial/q/loc/101/206827123.html for $235. (packaged well but free shipping is very slow).

    Using the WinMFS copy function took 4:45 hours with a sata/esata connection.

    I took the old 10EACS drive and installed it in a stock Tivo HD.

    Both drives are cool and quiet.

    Now my S3 can soft boot.
    I wanted to thank the posters for the info and spike for the great program!
     
  4. dtphonehome

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    I haven't heard anything about a problem using this with the MX-1...what's the problem? Anyway, I'll be using it as in internal on a refurb THD.
     
  5. greg_burns

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    You can't use any external drive with the TivoHD accept the Western Digital's My DVR Expander. The S3 is grandfathered and has no such restriction.
     
  6. ilh

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    Thanks for the pointer!

    I was all set to get a WD7500AACS for $140ish, about $100 less than the WD10EACS at NewEgg and many places. $200 shipped from Buy.com with a new-customer coupon was too tempting for me. My THD will be much happier with 1TB instead of 160GB. My recent switch to HD recordings (just retired the SDTV) really made 160GB painful.

    --Lee
     
  7. dtphonehome

    dtphonehome Member

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    Sure you can....you have to jump through some hoops, but it can be done. Check out the FAQ!
     
  8. chewy2314

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    Lee,
    Please post your results... I couldn't get the 750Gb nor 500Gb to work.
     
  9. ilh

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    Will do.

    --Lee
     
  10. greg_burns

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    Guess I need to. That is news to me.
     
  11. richsadams

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    I think the OP means that if you R&R the TiVo HD's internal drive and marry the new expansion drive to it using WinMFS, that you can use most eSATA drives in an MX-1 as an expansion drive successfully. But an MX-1 won't work with a TiVo HD via P&P no matter what kind of drive is in it...only Western Digital's My DVR Expander will. But then you knew that. ;)
     
  12. richsadams

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    That should work fine. Let us know how it goes! :up:
     
  13. greg_burns

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    Yeah, after I posted I remembered that was possible. That is twice now I've forgotten that when responding. :eek:
     
  14. yargok

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    I've tried two drives, one from best buy and one from buy.com and neither worked in my tivo hd. They are both the wd10eacs 00xxxx drives, the ones that aren't supposed to work in the series 3, but should work in tivo hd. I wasn't able to get either of them to work. One was manufactured Late Feb 08, he other 12/7/07. Looks like these drives are a bust on the tivo.
     
  15. rodbac

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    I haven't read the thread yet- is anyone else having trouble with the WD "green" drives in the THD??

    I'm ready to bet anyone in here $1000 that I can plug one of these drives into my THD right now and have it work swimmingly....
     
  16. richsadams

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    Perhaps you should read the thread? Then read the very first post on the Official eSATA Drive Expansion in 9.2: FAQ + Discussion sticky thread for all of the info you need on the subject.

    The short answer to your question is yes and no. The recommended drive is the newer Western Digital AV GP 1TB drive which can be used successfully to upgrade both the TiVo HD and Series3.

    With regard to your offer... :confused:
     
  17. rodbac

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    Sorry for missing that- the EACS drive isn't eSATA, though. [edit- read it and didn't see what you might be referring to- sorry, but can you tell me what you're talking about?]

    My point is "recommended" drives come out of the same bin as everything else most of the time.

    What was confusing besides my hesitation before knowing exactly what everyone was discussing?
     
  18. rodbac

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    I'd also like to ask, after reading that post based on this:

    What the hell is an "eSATA II" cable"? There's no such thing I've ever heard of nor that I can find in the spec, especially that differentiates among them based on some length of the connector.

    *All* eSATA cables are SATA II compliant, I believe (I'll correct myself with prejudice if I'm wrong)...
     
  19. richsadams

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    Your questions have been covered numerous times on several threads. As recommended go ahead and read the very first post on the Official eSATA Drive Expansion in 9.2: FAQ + Discussion sticky thread. That will answer most if not all of your questions and give you the background you need to make any comments with some credibility. If you still have questions on subjects that weren't covered in the sticky, feel free to ask. :up:
     
  20. richsadams

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    Not all eSATA cables are created equal. Some have longer connectors than others.

    The recommended hard drives (and cables, etc.) have been tested by many folks here (including yours truly) over a period of months and in some cases more than a year. They are proven to work in their respective/listed applications and configurations. There are others that have been proven not to work for various reasons and are to be avoided. It's pretty simple really.
     

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