faulty hard drives ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by lolita, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. lolita

    lolita New Member

    Nov 28, 2001


    Hi ! My tivo is 5 years old. I had already replaced the original drives 5 years ago, and 3 years ago i had bought 2 replacements, just in case... well all was well, however i had the idea to replace the working drives with these 2 brand new replacements still sleeping inside their original package.

    This was 2 months ago.

    Now last night i was unable to watch 2 recorded movies. The picture was still for several minutes in the middle of the movie. The Tivo button didnt work. So, i unplugged tivo, waited 2 minutes, replugged and went back watching the movie. Well the image froze again but this time Tivo rebooted.
    Afterwards it did the same, again.

    Then i cancelled the movie, and i started watching another one. Same thing.
    Tivo rebooted, i cancelled the new movie and i watched a recorded episode with no problems.

    I have 2 Hds, 80 gb.
    Just to play safe, i have already ordered a 300 gb from tivoland. Did i do right ?
    Am i to assume that my 2 Hds are about to crash ?

  2. ciper

    ciper Active Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    You should look in your kernel log for entries relating to IDE. It will often show the timeouts.

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