Accoustical Management Success! (Maxtor)

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jsidlosky, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. jsidlosky

    jsidlosky New Member

    Oct 7, 2007


    I just wanted to let everyone know, I was racking my brain over which hard drive to buy for my new Tivo HD when it dawned on me, I have a (secondary) 500 gigabyte Maxtor drive in my computer.

    The reason I never used it in my old HTPC was because it's LOUD. When it seeks I swear my entire PC case vibrates, it's just so loud.

    So I read these forums and found the Hitatchi accoustical management tool.

    I tried it out, and when setting down from 255 to 253 or lower, the drive instantly went silent.

    I can't hear a seek now unless I open the PC case and put my ear to the drive itself.

    *** This drive went from the loudest drive I've ever heard, to the quietest I've ever "not" heard. ***

    So I did a full mfscopy and popped it in my new Tivo HD and it works great.

    So, just to let anyone out there know who might have a LOUD drive they are not considering, try out the Hitatchi tool on it, it just might silence it and make it usable for your Tivo HD/S3.

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