Comments on this seagate drive?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by PhantomDilbert, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. PhantomDilbert

    PhantomDilbert Scrub in training

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  2. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Most would consider that drive too loud for use in a DVR.

    The DB35 is the only shipping Seagate drive with an acceptable noise profile for DVRs, imo.
     
  3. c3

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    one of the noisiest drives I have heard

    For 750GB drives available now, wd7500aaks would be my top choice.
     
  4. jfh3

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    Why the WD at top choice?

    I just put one in an external enclosure after enabling AM, so I have one. but I also have a Seagate DB35 drive.

    Is it just price/bang for the buck?
     
  5. c3

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    Yes. The price difference between Seagate DB35 and WD is not worth the 2 additional years of warranty, in my opinion. Also, Seagate charges $20 for advance replacement, and WD charges $0.

    All of my TiVos have WD drives. All of my PCs have Seagate drives, where noise is less of an issue.
     
  6. CCourtney

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    I believe it's top choice because of the $ value w/ AAM. For quite on Seagate you got to pay the DB35 premium. My view point is why do it? The disk spinning 24/7 doesn't reduce life on drives, actually spin up and down are harder on the drives.

    That said, the WD HDD mentioned is also $10 less expensive then the Seagate non DB35 that's being referenced by the OP.

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