Tivo Series 3 -- noisy hard drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by brettbolt, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. brettbolt

    brettbolt New Member

    Nov 16, 2007


    I just replaced the noisy hard drive in my Tivo Series 3 with another drive. Unfortunately it is also quite noisy. There is a constant tapping sound coming from it, that is audible from 10 feet away.

    The replacement drive might have been a NOS (new old stock) or 'refurbished' drive. I am not sure, but I ran some diagnostics when I first got it and it said '0 hours' usage.

    What are some brand new hard drives that will work in a Series 3?
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    WD Red drives are more quiet then the Green/AV. I have a Green in my S3 and a WD Red in the Roamio. Can't hear from Roamio unless I put my ear to it. But the S3, can hear it from a few feet away.

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