Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by mitch672, Aug 31, 2016.
Tivo Bolt cooling adapter by cmh
I highly recommend the AC Infinity fans available through Amazon.com--dead quiet at their low setting (which still cools well), and not at all costly. AC Infinity also has a nice fan cooling pad, for more scratch.
Thanks for that. Might check out ALLHDD.COM, although as mentioned, I'd rather keep my credit card info with one of the major players... not that they won't get hacked, but I'm still reluctant to give it to a place I've never heard of.
Has anyone tried the Seagate ST3000LM024? According to one review by "KingBoy" on Amazon it's working in their Bolt.
I used to be a huge fan of Seagate but their QC tanked a few years back. I'm not sure if they've recovered yet or not. Just wondering if any of the experts here have given it a try.
EDIT: Per this more recent post and others, it looks like the Seagate ST3000LM024 is NOT an option.
I have no complaints with the sixty plus Seagate Hard drives I have use in other devices. The issue is using an SMR drive in a device constantly reading and writing. Although the only other device I have an SMR drive in is my launch PS4 Pro. It has an SMR 2TB SSHD. I installed in it shortly after getting it. But the PS4 Pro is also off most of the time. And my current games I'm playing are stored on an external SSD.
Although my 4TB Seagate 2.5" drive has been fine since the glitch last week. I'm hoping I can make it to four years of use in Bolts, this October.
Sent from my Nexus 7(16GB)
Great to know, understood and thanks!
So do you think that Seagate ST3000LM024 HDD would be appropriate for our purposes? Sounds like maybe not.
I would be leary of putting any SMR drive in a TiVo. WHen I got the 4TB drive it was OCtober 2015. And it had firmware 0001. Later firmwares had issues. But if the options that became available later on had been available in 2015, and in hindsight, I would have purchased a 3TB PMR drive.
Good advice. Thanks!
Assuming the recommended Toshiba MQ03ABB200 is PMR? Are there any others then?
I believe the rule of thumb is that the larger drives (4TB+) are all SMR as they try to squeeze additional capacity, but it's really difficult to tell which are which as it seems to be a manufacturer state secret.
I'll still keep my eyes open for the Toshiba, but they state that it's classified as EOL on their website. I can't seem to find an in-kind replacement. I've tried to get in touch with them to ask but they make it virtually impossible.
I was looking at this 5 TB drive from Seagate to put into my Bolt+, but I'm guessing this is an SMR drive and not recommended.
Seagate 5TB BarraCuda 5400 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" 15mm Laptop Internal Hard Drive ST5000LM000 - Newegg.com
I just put this drive in my 500GB Bolt - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LX13P71/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
its a 2tb seagate - now i'm stuck at the "starting up" screen for the past 1/2 hour - how long do they take to format when you put them in a tivo?
Mine was pretty instantaneous and I really didn't notice it as part of the guided setup process.
thanks - i think the drive was no good. Swapped back in the original and will try another.
I have literally spent 2 days trying the the Seagate ST3000LM024 3TB drive with a Bolt + without any success. The Bolt simply don't recognize the drive, and gives me right away the "all flashing light of death" error. I tried with some WD 3.5 purple drive that I had a spare (connected from outside with external SATA & power) and it worked like a charm. I tried with other spare small laptop hard drive I had laying around, and again it worked just fine. But again, the Bolt did NOT wanted to format/use the the Seagate ST3000LM024.
Completely forgot that I even posted the question. I've since read that that particular drive doesn't work. Good to have confirmation though. I'll update my old post.