Humax DRT800 adding Maxtor QuickView 300GB

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Aspirin99, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Aspirin99

    Aspirin99 New Member

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    I just purchased the Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L300R0 300GB HD after reading the recommendation on Weakness here: http://www.weaknees.com/quickview_drives.php

    My plan is to replace the existing drive with this one, and save the original as a backup drive.

    I've been reading posts here for a couple of weeks and various websites, but can anyone think of anything specific to this configuration (or plan) that I might need to know before beginning? Thanks.
     
  2. funtoupgrade

    funtoupgrade New Member

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    Just make sure to have a swap file of at least 150 and run tpip after the restore.
     
  3. Aspirin99

    Aspirin99 New Member

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    If I'm just using a new drive and don't care about saving programs, is the restore something I do to restore programming or part of the format of the Tivo HD? I guess I'll figure it out when I do it.
     
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Restore justs restores the OS and base MFS set, with no recordings.
    If you do the piped copy, you can keep recordings.
     
  5. Aspirin99

    Aspirin99 New Member

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    Thanks.
     
  6. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    It's probably too late, but there is no need to get a QuickView drive. Most people do NOT use QuickView drives, and we have been running many years without problems.
     
  7. Aspirin99

    Aspirin99 New Member

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    Actually, the price was right regardless. Zip Zoom Fly had it for $119 with free shipping and no rebate. For 300 GB and a drive that claims to be best suited for the purpose, it worked out nicely.
     

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