Series 2 upgrade with WD 1TB Green Drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by nightowl23, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. nightowl23

    nightowl23 New Member

    Apr 5, 2011


    I have a series 2 (140060) and want to add a WD10EARS 1 TB Green Drive. I know I need a SATA to IDE adapter. After disabiling the intellipark feature, will this drive work in my series 2 standalone? I read all the posts and instructions I'm still not sure because on the conflicting two comments (#29 in upgrade FAQ):

    These drives only boot correctly in a TivoHD/Series3 after the power plug is pulled. These updated drives will not boot at all in the Series2.


    For newly built Western Digital "Green" drives that exhibit this issue, TCF member drey discovered a method to disable the Intellipark feature on these drives, thereby making them fully compatible with the TiVo

    Thanks in Advance for any help.
  2. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC

    The drive expansion and upgrade FAQ

    has grown beyond its Series 3 roots, and you should probably post your question there as well, where, I suspect, it is more likely to attract those who can give you the answers you need.

    And of course for anyone considering a SATA drive in an S1 or S2, the

    "List of SATA to PATA (IDE) adapters, please add yours" thread

    is absolutely required reading.

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