Kickstart drive test taking really long time

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by nraygun, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. nraygun

    nraygun New Member

    Nov 28, 2003


    I managed to start a drive test after replacing the drive in a TCD746320.
    The test is taking REALLY long - it's been running for over a day now.
    Is this normal? It's a 500GB Hitachi drive.
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    You should not use 7200+ RPM drive. They produce more heat, use more power than the small power supply can provide.

    The Kickstart tests does not do adequate testing and suggest you connect to a PC and do the manufacturer's tests.
  3. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

    Jan 1, 2009
    The kickstart 54 command, which is the drive test, is not a very functional test since the Series 3. It will go on for days and never give you an useful information.

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