Hard Drives??

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by FTOFerguson, Mar 30, 2006.

Best Hard Drive for a DTivo

Poll closed Apr 16, 2006.
  1. Serial ATA 150

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. IDE Ultra ATA 100

    91.7%
  3. IDE Ultra ATA 133

    50.0%
  4. SATA 3.0 GB/s

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. FTOFerguson

    FTOFerguson New Member

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    If I wanted to upgrade my hard drive to a bigger drive what would be the best drive to upgrade to? Should I look for a IDE Ultra ATA 100, 133 or Serial ATA 150? Somebody please tell me what I should be looking for? This is for a DTivo Phillips 7000.
     
  2. kschauwe

    kschauwe Member

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    Tivo's will only use PATA drives. Doesn't matter if it's ATA 100 or 133, 2 or 8meg cache, 5400 or 7200 RPM.
     
  3. FTOFerguson

    FTOFerguson New Member

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    When you say PATA drives, do you mean IDE Ultra or Serial ATA?
     
  4. ThreeSoFar

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

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    Ide
     
  5. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    A more meaningful poll would have been to ask what drive manufacturer and spindle speed people recommend.

    Personally, if you can find one, I'd recommend a Samsung HA250JC (5400rpm) for quietness - and failing that, a Seagate 7200.8 series for the 5 year warranty.
     
  6. TydalForce

    TydalForce Active Member

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    TiVo's don't (currently) use Serial ATA, so be looking for PATA (Parallel ATA), ATA/100, ATA/133, etc. basically, the good old 40-pin connector that's been in use forever ;-}

    Samsung's drives are surprisingly good. People have raved about Seagates but I don't have a lot of hands-on experience with them. I've used Hitachi (formerly IBM) drives for years and always been very happy with them.
     

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