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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bgreen, Aug 24, 2007.
Please let everyone know if you've successfully expanded your Tivo Series 3 via the eSATA port...
Hooked up a 500gb WD My Book Premium ES. Worked right out of the box. Been using it for nearly 2 months now. No problems.
Antec MX-1 + Seagate DB35 750GB drive working fine since the first week support was reported.
Antec MX-1, DB35 500 Gig drive, 18 inch Tripplite cables. Did the expansion on TWO S3's about a month ago, and so far the new drives are absolutely transparent. The MX-1 enclosures run very cool and quiet and I have no complaints. The upgrade was easy and quite fun .
PLEASE NOTE: Questions and answers on this topic can be found on the Series3 eSATA Drive Expansion: FAQ + Discussion thread which has already been made a sticky. To avoid yet another thread on this subject, please do not post questions or comments (beyond yes, no) here.
Also note that this option is NOT currently available on TiVo HD untis at this time.
Yeah... what he said. Thanks Rich. Let's keep all the comments together in the original thread.
Keep the up the voting!
still waiting for the drivers to enable the Tivo SATA port, just how how long is it going to take ????
Hmmm...which part of "Questions and answers on this topic can be found on the Series3 eSATA Drive Expansion: FAQ + Discussion thread which has already been made a sticky. To avoid yet another thread on this subject, please do not post questions or comments (beyond yes, no) here." wasn't clear?
Seagate FreeAgent Pro 750G with SIIG cable. Plugged the drive in the way it was configured from the box. No problems since I started using it over two months ago. It's been running full for at least the last 3 or 4 weeks with regular recordings, suggestions, TivoCasts and Unbox downloads.
Guessing that u dunt no the answer either, no matter, got rid of the Tivo HD for the Series 3 version... Happy now bubba ?
(10005225) HITACHI 0A34193 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB Hard Drive Bulk
(103061) Apricorn EZ-BUS-DTS-EKIT SATA Backup & External Storage System Retail
Ordered those from ZipZoomFly hooked them up and everything worked great first time around and has been for a few weeks now.
Seagate Freeagent Pro 750Gb with the firmware update and an SIIG eSata cable. I've gotten 2 or 3 GSODs since then, but they recovered in about 15 minutes. I do get the occasional 3-4 second pause during playback (maybe 3-4 times per one hour episode). I am wondering if an external eSata drive with 2 HDDs in RAID0 might resolve these issues. If I'm not mistaken, the pending Tivo-branded eSata drive is said to have this configuration.
Obviously, reading comprehension isn't too strong with some folks.
I voted for "no problems" but about every couple of weeks I get an unexpected reboot. Everything come back normal. I have over 150 programs in 'recently deleted'. Some features (find programs) actually run faster then before, but I doubt there is a causal relationship.
So I removed the hard drive from the Freeagent Pro enclosure (no clean way to do this, by the way, the enclosure is not made to be opened or tinkered with), and placed it in an Antec MX-1, and so far (about 5 days) the pausing has disappeared.
Also, the Freeagent Pro was hot enough to fry an egg on, which explains the behavior. The MX-1 seems to run cool.
Can you provide some guidance on how you extracted the drive from the FAP?
Not enough choices in the poll.
How about adding:
Yes, but it's unstable and reboots from time to time for no reason.
If you don't hear back it's probably a good idea to head over to the Series3 eSATA Drive Expansion: FAQ + Discussion thread where there's already posts about that (just recently I think) and you'll likely get more responses.