FS: Tivo S3 HD with Lifetime and S3HD without service

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    Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

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    I am selling both my S3 Tivo's and upgrading to a Premiere.
    Both come with a Tivo Remote, component cable, & power cord.
    Model # Tivo TCD652160, 180 standard recording/ 20 hours HD.

    For Sale:

    • Tivo S3 HD with Lifetime $350
    • Tivo S3 HD without service $150

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  2. Shanezam203

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    sold the Tivo with Lifetime, curious with the Series 3 HD, how big is the hard drive 160gig?
    Can I plug that into my PC as a 2nd hard drive and format it? I know I have a 2nd IDE slot in my computer, there was a small 40 gig when I got it.

    Thank you,

    Shane
     
  3. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    Yes, you can format it but will probably have to go to Control Panel/ Administrative Tools/ Computer Management/ Disk Management to mount it first. The drive in the HD is a SATA drive so it won't work in your IDE PC without an IDE to SATA adapter. The Upgrade Forum has a sticky that talks about those adapters. Another alternative would be to use an external cable that goes from the SATA drive to a USB port.
     
  4. Shanezam203

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    I'm open to doing either. So I can not just plug it into the 2nd IDE cable now and format it in Disk Management because it's SATA?
     
  5. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    True.
     
  6. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

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    Can I get a case for it and use it as an External USB Hard Drive too similarly?
     
  7. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    Yup. You can get cases with power supplies pretty cheaply on eBay. I've got my original HD drive in one and use it for backing up my Netbook drive.
     
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  10. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    And make sure that it specifically says that it is for a SATA drive, not an IDE/PATA drive.
     
  11. Shanezam203

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    Thanks, this will work for the 1 drive, what adapter will I need for my computer to use another SATA drive as a 2nd hard drive on my PC?

    Thanks,

    Shane
     
  12. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    If your PC has only IDE connections (must be pretty old) then you can try one of the adapters listed in this thread:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=416883
     

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