Recomended Bolt Internal Hard Drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by rick123, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Wow--that's pretty awesome, the lowest price I've heard of here, for an 8TB upgrade. Thanks!
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Yup. Looks like the Synology is getting a bump.

    And definitely... thanks for the info.
     
  3. elbaz

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    I thought the wd80efzx was a 3.5" drive?


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  4. InFromTheCold

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    Yeah, I noticed that. (Here's the spec sheet.) Maybe we turned the topic to external, but forgot to let people know?
     
  5. aaronwt

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    Yes. No 8TB 2.5" drives yet. It think 5TB is the largest size now. I know Seagate has a 5TB, five platter, 2.5" drive now. With slightly better specs than my 4TB, five platter, 2.5" Seagates.
     
  6. jlin

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    I bought an 8TB external over Black Friday period for $180 frm Newegg.
     
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  7. elbaz

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    Figured as much, but was hoping there was something new. :)


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  8. imrf

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    Not me, I've had 2 fail withing 3 months. I'm done with these Toshibas. Back to a WD drive in my Bolt.
     
  9. Redoctobyr

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    Oh, don't tell me that, I'm waiting for my Bolt to arrive so I can install my 3TB Toshiba :)

    Which WD drive are you using?
     
  10. imrf

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    Sorry. :(

    I have a Blue 1TB laying around that I'll put in the Bolt and see how it fares. I'm just getting tired of fighting with these Toshibas, and their warranty policy sucks! Cash card return only.
     
  11. sfhub

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    Given your experience with Toshibas I would think it is better they gave you a cash card rather than being stuck with a drive you have no confidence in.
     
  12. imrf

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    It's just these 3TB drives. My old Premier has a 1TB desktop Toshiba drive and 3 years no issues. But yeah, if this drive is bad, i'll never get one. I'd give an SMR Seagate a shot before another one of these.
     
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    Redoctobyr

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    I will be installing a 3TB Toshiba in my Bolt, once the Bolt arrives. I've read that the Bolt can format and manage new drives up to 4TB by itself, you just put the drive in, and the Bolt takes it from there.

    But should I be doing anything else, in addition? I think I saw a mention in another thread of using maybe MFSTools on the drive *after* TiVo had formatted it? I think the comment was to use it to align the disk.

    Should I do this? If so, can someone guide towards info on what I should do, and how? Sorry, I'm sure this has been covered many times elsewhere.
     
  15. May 3, 2017 #115 of 132
    jmbach

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    Bolts can format anything up to 3TB. Over 3 TB you need to use MFSR to correct the formatting of the drive. You can use MFSR to align the inodes on a 3TB drive.
     
  16. May 3, 2017 #116 of 132
    Bruzer

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    I just did this for my new Bolt. Download the software and follow the directions listed at the start of this thread:

    LINK
     
  17. May 4, 2017 #117 of 132
    Redoctobyr

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    Perfect, thank you!

    Can I ask, does it take a while to run, like a full-format would? To be clear, I kind of *want* it to take a while to format the drive "properly", vs telling Windows to just do a Quick Format, for instance.

    I'd been thinking of doing a full-format on the 3TB drive before installing it, just because it seemed like maybe a good idea (if nothing else, I'd see if it fails within a few hours). But if this will accomplish the same thing, then I'll just do what the thread says. Boot up with it in the Bolt, then pull it, and run the MFS Reformatter tool.
     
  18. May 4, 2017 #118 of 132
    aaronwt

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    mfsr only takes a couple of minutes with a USB 3 connection.

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  19. May 4, 2017 #119 of 132
    Redoctobyr

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    Ok, thanks. I just formatted a 4TB drive for PC use recently, and with a USB 3.0->SATA adapter, it still took like 8 hours for a full format. Even at 150MB/sec, it takes a long time to write 4TB.

    So this must be doing something more equivalent to a quick format.
     
  20. May 5, 2017 #120 of 132
    ggieseke

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    Yes, it's the equivalent of a quick format. I always run a full write zeros test and the extended read test in WD's Data Lifeguard Diagnostics before using a new drive. That takes about 2-3 hours / TB for each test.
     

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