S3 upgrade - 1TB Hitachi drive at BB - $279.99

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jfh3, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. keenanSR

    keenanSR Well-Known Member

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    It's a SATA drive and works great in a MX-1. Earlier in the thread I posted pics on how to open the case without destroying it to get the drive out.
     
  2. Optics

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    In addition to keenanSR's instructions, there are also instructions here.
    I took mine apart and replaced the internal drive on my TiVoHD using WinMFS without any problems. Using Hitachi's Feature Tool, I checked my drive's AAM setting, which was already at 191 (quiet), so I left that alone.
     
  3. keenanSR

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    Very nice, good job with those instructions. :)
     
  4. keenanSR

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    I thought the default setting for this particular drive was 128. I can't remember how to use the feature tool so I can't check it, IIRC, the drive needs to be hooked up via SATA to use the tool...?
     
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    Mine came set at 191. I took the drive out of the enclosure and had it hooked up via SATA when I was using the Hitachi Feature tool.
     
  6. DCIFRTHS

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    Has the statement above been verified? It would be much easier if the settings could be adjusted via the USB connection.
     
  7. keenanSR

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    I'm 99% certain the drive has to be hooked up via SATA as the USB buss has not been initialized when booting into PC-DOS, which is the OS used when using the feature tool. As a data point, I did try via USB last night and the drive is not found by the feature tool, only my 2 internal SATAs and the CD-ROM drive. It's been awhile since I did my first one, so I couldn't remember.
     
  8. Koan

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    Appears to be in stock at BB online for me. No "Sold Out" indicator and I can put it in my cart and start the process. I didn't order though because I have the WD enroute from Newegg.
     
  9. tannebil

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    The local Best Buy had three in stock so I grabbed all three of them. One for installing in an MX-1 for Tivo, one for Time Machine backups on our Macs, and one to expand my Beyond TV/TTG PC so that I have more space for HD shows.
     
  10. jlib

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    If you just want to set the automatic acoustic management setting to 128 from the stock 191 and you don't have easy access to a SATA connection required by the primitive boot disk used by the Hitachi feature Tool or you just don't want to open the enclosure you can use any modern Linux boot disk (such as the MFS Live disk) which understands USB and the hdparm command instead. Some people have reported that the moderate 191 stock acoustic setting is acceptable as is. You be the judge.
     
  11. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

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    would this drive work okay in a Tivo HD?
     
  12. aaronwt

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    Yes it works fine. I have one in a TiVoHD and one in a Series 3.
     
  13. jlib

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    Yes, that is why we are jumping up and down. 20 cents per Gigabyte!
     
  14. DCIFRTHS

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    Thanks for the upadate.
     
  15. DCIFRTHS

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    I usually like to make things as quiet as possible. I'll use the MFS Live disk as I am still in the process of buying parts for a new PC. I don't have the CPU or video card yet... Thanks !
     
  16. DCIFRTHS

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    The store closest to me only had one left, but someone had opened and resealed the box. I'll hit one of the other stores tomorrow.
     
  17. Bodie

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    Got the last two in Seekonk, MA.
     
  18. keenanSR

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  20. mrmike

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    Newegg has the raw drive for 279 w/free 3-day shipping at the moment.
     

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