Advertisements I had a similar issue with the Seagate VM series drives. I got an OEM one that would not work with my TiVo and would put it in a boot loop. These were OEM for DISH or DirectTV units. My guess that there was some setting on the drive that caused the issue. Kind of like the wdidle3 issue that surfaced with some WD EURS drives. I returned that drive and bought a retail packaged version of the drive and it has been working in that TiVo for the past 4 years. If memory serves, use HDAT and examine the drive. Drives that have PUIS (Power-Up in Standby) mode on had this very problem. If it is enabled, disable it and make sure the setting sticks through a power cycle. Then try the drive again to see if it works.