Need external drive for Tivo HD, what drive and where to buy?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Kipp Jones, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Kipp Jones

    Kipp Jones AVS Heavy Hitter

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    Hi, was using the Toshiba external but they changed these to generation 2 and they no longer work with the Tivo. What other 1TB external drives are available that work with the Tivo HD?

    Thank you.
     
  2. digitalfirefly

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  3. tiassa

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    digitalfirefly is correct, only the WD My DVR Expanders will work plun-n-play with the Tivo HD. Other drives can be made to work but it involves pulling the internal drive and "marrying" them, and if you are going to do that you might as well just buy a 2TB and replace the internal drive.
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Were you actually using a non Western Digital external with a Series 3 platform HD, as opposed to an original S3?
     
  5. Kipp Jones

    Kipp Jones AVS Heavy Hitter

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    Yes, I run two of my Series 3 Tivos with the Toshiba PH3100U-1EXB on each. I picked up a third and it did not work. The others were plug and play. The only difference was the new Toshiba I bought said Gen2 after the model number so something changed.
     

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