Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

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  1. mge00

    mge00 New Member

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    Really, the W3200AVVS drives are rated as pulling 0.65A @ 5V, and 0.5 @12V. The black drives are at 0.52 and 0.63 respectively.
    Does it make that much of a difference?
    If so, I have some 400GB SSD drives that dont draw more than that, and people claim to have used them succesfully.
     
  2. mge00

    mge00 New Member

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    Thanks! Much appreciated.
     
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    A 746 power supply can probably handle those Black drives, but they will be noisier and generate more heat than the factory AV Green drives.
     
  4. dougdingle

    dougdingle HD Tech

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    The WD Black drives are 7200 RPM and run a lot warmer than the WD Reds and are noisier as well. I have a bunch of the 640GB versions here that I used for a while in a Raid array. But I agree - if the power supply can spin it up, it should run OK. OP also mentioned using an SSD, which used to be a bad idea but I don't know if that has changed. Back in the day, the constant read/write of a TiVo would kill early ones in pretty short order.
     

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