Good deal on Hitachi drive at Best Buy

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Micosm, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. Micosm

    Micosm New Member

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that Best Buy has their 250GB Hitachi hard drives on sale for $90 this week. No mail in rebates and this drive seems to have a lot favorable reviews around the net and comes w/ a 3 year warranty.

    Micosm
     
  2. sully007

    sully007 New Member

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    Jan 23, 2006
    Will this fit in a TIVO???
     
  3. MokTask

    MokTask New Member

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    I'm sure it will "fit" unless this is a throw-back to the larger full-height drives. :)

    Enough with the smart comments...

    From my reading, you'll have to enable the large HD support for upgrades, or have a newer model of Tivo to use all 250gig, without that, you'd lose half the storage space...
     
  4. arctanstevo

    arctanstevo bla

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    Fry's had it for $50 last week with rebates - may want to see if it's still going on. I just put it in my $29 refurb unit last weekend.
     
  5. cdeckert219

    cdeckert219 technogeek

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    Fry's / Outpost has a 200gb Maxtor on sale for $69.99 (no rebate req) with free shipping.
     
  6. AppState

    AppState Mountaineers

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    I upgraded a Humax 80 hour with the Hitachi drive last night. Seems to be working very well.

    best 77:36
    high 124:21
    medium 163:49
    basic 272:34
     
  7. captain_video

    captain_video Member

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    Let us know how long it survives in a Tivo environment. Word on the street is that IBM/Hitachi drives absolutely suck for use in a Tivo. I just hope it's got a decent warranty.

    If it's a half-height 3-1/2" IDE drive (i.e., currently the standard for all PC drives) it will fit in a Tivo.

    Fry's is notorious for losing rebate submittal forms. It's not unusual to have to resubmit it several times before they process a rebate check.
     

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