Video problems after changing drive on a Premiere

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by nraygun, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. nraygun

    nraygun New Member

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    I have a TiVo Premiere TCD746320 that would no longer boot up (all LEDs blinking on the front) so I tried copying the drive to a spare server SATA drive I had laying around (500GB Hitachi 7200RPM).
    While the copy worked, and the TiVo now boots up with the replacement drive(yay!), I get video corruption/blocky quality while watching live TV.

    The replacement drive is pretty old.

    Do I need to get a brand new Western Digital drive(like maybe a Purple?) or is there something else going on with my TiVo?
     
  2. High Technology

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    One possible issue is that the power supply can't support the 7200RPM server drive.Those would seem to be performance drives, and could draw a lot of power. Needless to say, given the heat generation and power draw I would not plan on using that drive for the long term.

    Since the device boots, you could try a CLEAR and DELETE EVERYTHING -- it's possible your old drive's failure caused all sorts of corruption issues. I assume you still have the old drive, in case you're able to copy it again to a new drive -- but I am not holding out a lot of hope if the CLEAR and DELETE EVERYTHING resolves the blocky video...
     
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried the image that I sent you?
     
  4. nraygun

    nraygun New Member

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    I haven't tried the new image yet. The drive seems to be working better now but given HighTechnology's comment, I may end up getting a new lower speed drive.
    I've seen lots of folks recommend a 5400rpm Red WD drive.
     

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