HDD Question...

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by spatel783, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. spatel783

    spatel783 New Member

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    I have a few questions before I try and tackle the hard drive swaping. I'm pretty new to this so I'm learning as I go...

    Here are my questions:

    1. I have a 160gb Maxtor Drive, How many hours would I be able to record on BEST Quality? I kno the 40 gb is only like 11 hours or so.

    2. My 160gb hdd is in my xbox so I want to switch the two drives. (Put the Tivo 40 in the xbox and the 160 in the tivo). Should I do that? Or should I keep the 40 gb Tivo drive as it is? Or can I transfer everything on the Tivo drive to my pc and keep it safe on there if I ever need to put it back in.

    Thanks!
     
  2. spatel783

    spatel783 New Member

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    btw, The 160 gb drive is a Maxtor Diamondmax 9 Plus
     
  3. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    Your X-Box drive has free space? You need more games :)

    Recording hours consider that the 160G is 4X larger then the 40G so probably a little over 44 hrs (11hrs * 4 ).


    Should not be a problem using the 160G in the TiVo, be sure the drive is unlocked before you remove it from the X-Box. Most first time modders keep the original TiVo drive as a backup to put back in JIC the TiVo needs replacement later on. Large IDE drives are in-expensive now days. At the minimum make a backup without recordings then test it on the replacement drive before re-using the original drive.
     
  4. spatel783

    spatel783 New Member

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    How would I unlock the xbox drive? Does the drive need to be unlocked or locked to be able to be played in the xbox?...its been so long since i modded an xbox i totally forgot!
     
  5. HomeUser

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    The drive needs to be locked to play on-line and several of the games. The lock/unlock function is normally part of the mod-chip OS.
     

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