2TB Hard Drive Recommendation for Premiere XL 748000

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Sparky1234, Feb 19, 2016.

2TB Hard Drive Recommendation for Premiere XL 748000?

  1. WD Blue WD20EZRZ 2TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive

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  2. WD AV-GP WD20EURX 2TB IntelliPower Hard Disk Drive

    77.8%
  3. WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive

    22.2%
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  1. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    How about some info on why PUIS was enabled without warning on the WD20EURX and why my request to WD Customer Service for someone who could explain why that model worked for me in 2014 but not 2015 went unanswered.
     
  2. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    Should receive the WD20EURX 2tb hard drive from Newegg on Friday. I'll post the drive info and status of PUIS on/off status as shipped.
     
  3. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    Installed a purple drive 13 October 2014 in TiVo Elite XL4
    Model: WD20PURX 64P6ZY0
    Working fine so far.

    So, not making a recommendation just adding a data point.
    If I would have known then about the PURX I would not have put one in.
     
  4. Captain_WD

    Captain_WD New Member

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    I believe this is more of a question for the TiVo support team to as why the DVR has problems working with TLER/ERC and if that is true. The WD Purple drive does have these functions. If the manufacturer of the DVR listed the drive as compatible you shouldn't have problems using it. :)

    I'm sorry for the lack of response from our side. Something might have gone wrong. Apologies for that. WD AV-GP or WD20EURX features WD's Intellipower function. You can read a bit more on this here: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=4Of0xh . This function is aprt of the drive's firmware and helps the drive work as a low-power and quiet drive. Feel free to ask if you need more info on this or feel free to contact our live support here: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=7uLNU5 :)

    Captain_WD.
     
  5. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Since TiVo drives are not user-replaceable components there is no list of supported drives but so far we've not seen TiVo use any Purple series drives.

    I'll let Unitron respond to the other but he was talking about PUIS and not Intellipark.

    Scott
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    So are Intellipower and Power Up In Standby the exact same thing?

    Because PUIS used to be a "set with a jumper" thing, which is why it never crossed my mind as the reason the WD20EURX I got recently didn't behave the same as the one I got back in 2014.
     
  7. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    Assuming you work for WD?

    It's a shame that the original drive in my TiVo failed in just 2 years in a "lightly" used TiVo.
    I pulled the drive and entered the serial number in the WD warranty claims, but it was out of warranty. Case closed.

    The PURX installed as a replacement was considerably cheaper than the "preferred" (by this forum) drive and is why I chose it.
    If I get 2 years, out of the purple drive, or more I will be happy.
     
  8. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    PUIS was verified off - I did not note the WD20EURX manufacture date and the drive is already installed in the TiVo and running well.

    HDAT2 can be found on the Ultimate Boot CD (ver 5.34) under:
    -HDD
    --Diagnosis
    --HDAT2

    1. Select HDAT2 then load all drivers
    2. Select the drive you want to check the PUIS setting on
    3. Select “command menu/command feature sets”
    a. 'Power-Up in Standby (PUIS) feature set is near bottom with a status of enabled or disabled. If enabled, arrow down until the feature set is highlighted then select return. It will ask for confirmation that you want to change the status. Enter Y to proceed with disabling PUIS.
    4. My drive arrived with PUIS disabled.
     
  9. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    Update to my last post:

    1. New WD20EURX appears very stable. No faster/slower than the 1TB original WD it replaced but more stable for watching and streaming content across home network via Cat 6 cable.
    2. Awaiting delivery of WD40EURX for my TiVo Premiere XL4 upgrade from 2TB to this 4TB drive.
    3. Will move old TiVo Premiere XL4 hard drive to 3rd Premiere so that TiVo will go from 1TB to 2TB.
     
  10. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    Done:
    2. Awaiting delivery of WD40EURX for my TiVo Premiere XL4 upgrade from 2TB to this 4TB drive.
    Done:
    3. Will move old TiVo Premiere XL4 hard drive to 3rd Premiere so that TiVo will go from 1TB to 2TB.

    One bad TiVo hard drive on the first XL was causing problems across my ethernet connected TiVos until this upgrade. After first hard drive was replaced system was stable. Upgrade to other now provides lots of storage capacity.
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's strange/interesting/baffling/scary.

    And I bet it makes troubleshooting a real mommy.
     
  12. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    This may have been a contributing factor. Bad hard drive / corrupted recording trying to stream....

    Fixed with firmware 20.5.9: Issue 411595: Multi-room-streaming a corrupted recording causes crash
     

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