Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ggieseke, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. mge00

    mge00 New Member

    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

    Thanks! Much appreciated.
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    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

    Jul 4, 2007
    West Coast
    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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