Maxtor

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  1. Nov 6, 2011 #1 of 11
    cannonz

    cannonz Well-Known Member

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    Replaced the WD drive in series 2 DT with Maxtor it is noticeably louder than the WD is it the same for all Maxtors?
     
  2. Nov 6, 2011 #2 of 11
    rainwater

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    Does the drive support AAM? You can possibly dial down the acoustics if it does.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2011 #3 of 11
    MeInDallas

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    I never had good luck with Maxtor drives. They would always start that loud pitched whine noise that sounds like a dentist drill or a mini chainsaw. What type of noise is yours making? Is it a whine or a loud clicking noise?
     
  4. Nov 6, 2011 #4 of 11
    cannonz

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    It's not too bad slight whirl with light tick, most of the time when doing something ramps both up. Very similar to my cable company DVR.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2011 #5 of 11
    cannonz

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    How would I find out? I saw a post somewhere here someone mentioned turning down sound of drive figured must just be option on more recent Tivo's.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2011 #6 of 11
    MeInDallas

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    Do a Google search for HDAT2 (free) and download the .iso and burn to CD to boot from. You can change the AAM settings with that.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2011 #7 of 11
    rainwater

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    You need a tool to change the setting. You will need to hook it up to a pc. I have always used the Hitachi Feature Tool bootable cd (just burn the iso). If the setting is available it will let you change the acoustic management for the drive.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2011 #8 of 11
    unitron

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    It has nothing to do with the age or model of the TiVo, and the TiVo has no control over it.

    It's a setting of the hard drive's firmware, regardless of in what the drive is subsequently used.
     
  9. cannonz

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    Turns out it was bad hammer clicking this morning garbled video. Looks like seller will not stand behind it.
     
  10. aaronwt

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    The manufacturer should cover the drive under warranty.
     
  11. cannonz

    cannonz Well-Known Member

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    It was used, ebay took care of it made him refund ebay even sent link to shipping label they paid for returning to him.
     

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