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

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

  1. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    And newegg has the 1TB WD Green Drive for $259. If you're not doing an internal S3, the WD drive is (IMO) the best out there. Quiet, very low-temp, and nice:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136151&Tpk=wd10eacs

    If you're going to order on-line.
     
  2. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS Active Member

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    Isn't it the OEM version, and not the retail version, of the WD, that has a problem when installed in an S3?
     
  3. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    Yes, and that's what you get from newegg (and most on-line folks) - the OEM version.
     
  4. dshinnick

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    Looked on Frys.com today, found the 1TB WD Green drive for $265. Good deal, if this is the one mentioned in an earlier post. I have a question though: for those of us with older non-serial-drive computers, how do we connect serial drives for the upgrade process? Cheap is better for this one-time event. I saw that there is a USB-to-SATA connector, but is there anything else? Maybe a PCI card I can use?

    dave
     
  5. jlib

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    You can get either. In any case, make sure you consider getting power to the drive somehow. Some USB adaptors have a power supply included. For an internal PCI bus card you would need a simple adaptor to use your regular drive power connectors. The internal card would also allow you to connect two drives to a single card.
     
  6. TigerTony

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  7. nuttzy06

    nuttzy06 New Member

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    Wow! Even cheaper than before... but I guess that's how the storage biz goes ;)

    Thanks!
     
  8. keenanSR

    keenanSR Well-Known Member

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    Not as cheap as the original sale price of $199, still better than it's been lately though.:)
     

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