Disk Upgrade

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by danajery, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. danajery

    danajery New Member

    Jul 20, 2011


    I have a Phillips Series 1 TIVO. Does anyone know if a Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal Hard Drive will function as a replacement disk? Many thanks - Jerry
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    Unfortunately, no. There's something about the Caviar Blue line that doesn't play well with a Series 1 although the rest of the WD drives work fine.

    There's a big Caviar Blue thread in the Upgrade forum if you want to read more about it.
  3. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Yep, the ultra-finicky Series 1s don't like Caviar Blues.

    Do you already own that particular drive?

    If not, go here


    and read, read, read.

    You can get a bigger SATA drive and a Marvell chipset based IDE to SATA adapter for about the same money probably.

    If you do already own that drive, you can't use it in your TiVo so do what I said anyway.

    It's a perfectly good computer drive, however.

    Is the original drive in your S1 failing, or do you just want more space?

    Is that S1 lifetimed?

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