Hard Drive specials

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Justin Thyme, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Nov 25, 2005 #41 of 394
    kls1891

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    No need to go to the actual store (I didn't). Same deals are available online, including free shpping. I ordered this morning and it scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday.

    I just checked now online, and it's still available.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2005 #42 of 394
    xnevergiveinx

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    i got mine this morning, i got to staples at 5:30, i was customer # 50 or so in line. i was first at checkout though, thats all i wanted. now to install this thing
     
  3. Nov 25, 2005 #43 of 394
    uTivo

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    It was nice to roll out of bed at 0800 this morning and order that 200 gig'er in my PJs from Staples. The funny thing is that I was prepared to pay shipping, but it was free to ship!
     
  4. Nov 25, 2005 #44 of 394
    GusMan

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    I picked up a 250 GB Western Digital drive for $149 - $90 in rebates at Circuit City today. I think the deal ends Tomorrow (Sat). The drive was marked $150 but then I found a tag with the sale price and rebate info.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2005 #45 of 394
    dylanemcgregor

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    Argh...you guys are killing me here. I checked Staples website in the morning but saw no mention of this deal with the rebates. I'd read that many of these deals were in store only, and since I have a Staples a cople of blocks from my office, I thought it would be no big deal to pick up in store. When the sales guy told me they were all out of the drives I asked if they were available online, he checked the circular and then came back and said in store only. :(

    This was the drive I ended up getting as well, maybe not quite as good of price per GB, but the extra 50 GB will be nice. :cool:
     
  6. Nov 26, 2005 #46 of 394
    Gregor

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    Not quite as sweet, but there's a 300 gig Maxtor at newegg for $109, 5 yr warranty, no rebate needed.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2005 #47 of 394
    DocNo

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    Thanks! After three dead maxtor and WD hard drives, I decided to go with Seagate.

    That and Seagate has a 5 year warranty. That way if it dies within 5 years like the last three hard drives I have upgraded my Tivo's with, I can at least get my money back or a new drive :p
     
  8. Nov 27, 2005 #48 of 394
    xnevergiveinx

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    yeah, i wait for a half hour outside. the sale was only 6-10am, snooze and ya lose i guess. i'm sure there will be some sweet deals closer to x-mas
     
  9. Nov 27, 2005 #49 of 394
    Resist

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    So how do you get these drives to work with Tivo?
     
  10. Nov 27, 2005 #50 of 394
    dylanemcgregor

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    Go to the Upgrade section of this forum, there are a bunch of posts at the top with instructions.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2005 #51 of 394
    cajo

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    Sorry for posting this after the fact. The day after Thanksgiving is my favorite day to stand in the cold outside Staples for their annual sale.

    This year they offered a Maxtor 200 GB 7200RPM, Internal ATA/133 Hard Drive for $29.00 after rebate. That works out to 14.5 cents / GB...that has to be a record!
     
  12. Nov 27, 2005 #52 of 394
    c3

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    For people buying these Maxtor drives for TiVo, don't get too excited until you actually get them working properly (no stuttering) in the TiVo.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2005 #53 of 394
    Gregor

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    Never had a problem with a Maxtor drive (or Seagate or WD either) in a TiVo.

    In fact some of my Tivos wer shipped with Maxtor drives, IIRC.
     
  14. Nov 27, 2005 #54 of 394
    c3

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    Read about the Maxtor stuttering problem in the Upgrade Center. Maxtor changed the firmware on some models early this year, and that caused those models to be incompatible with TiVo.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2005 #55 of 394
    xnevergiveinx

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    if it doesn't work well, i will just sell it on ebay, any money i make over $30 is all profit, or i will use it in my computer or as an external
     
  16. Nov 28, 2005 #56 of 394
    PaulaBerge

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    I jinxed myself by replying to this thread. I had no need for a hard drive on Friday, but last night, our beloved 3 year old lifetime sub weaknees upgraded stand alone series 2 decided to die.

    Seconds before CompUSA closed tonight, I sent my husband to get the 250 gb on sale for $59.99 after rebate (Maxtor - don't even go there lol). I somehow had the bright idea that we could replace the two drives with the new one together and be recording Curb Your Enthusiasm by 9 p.m.

    So 7 hours later we have a working 282 hour TiVo. I think the process took 7 years off my life.
     
  17. Nov 28, 2005 #57 of 394
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  18. Nov 28, 2005 #58 of 394
    PaulaBerge

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    That's the one I got yesterday.

    After replacing the duals with that, the TiVo is still freezing for a few seconds so either it's the Maxtor problem, a digital cable problem, or some other TiVo hardware problem.
     
  19. Nov 28, 2005 #59 of 394
    buddhawood

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    If your drive is a DiamondMax 10 it's 99.8% a Maxtor problem.
     
  20. Nov 28, 2005 #60 of 394
    alyssa

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    Dito;
    Personally the GSOD was the last straw.....
     

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