May be a bad drive. Try connect to PC and run diagnostics. Also, check the cables, they may have come loose. The data cable at the MB side also.
You seem to have left out the most important part of the model number (missing a letter). efRx drives = good; efAx drives = bad.I am trying to update the existing hard drive with WD Red 3TB NAS (WD30EFX).
I don't see much of a difference in the EFRX and EFAX, except for the cache size.You seem to have left out the most important part of the model number (missing a letter). efRx drives = good; efAx drives = bad.
If you have an EFAX drive, it MAY be your problem. I do not know for sure if that drive normally boots OK in a new TiVo installation, but even if it does, we expect any SMR drive to fail relatively quickly in a DVR application
The EFAX is SMR....I don't see much of a difference in the EFRX and EFAX, except for the cache size.
That's because WD and other big name HDD brands do NOT disclose that those HDD's are SMR (and Drive Managed SMR, even worse for some uses). There is a really great thread on here about it, or you can Google it and you will find several articles on the subject along with very upset users who have had absolute heartache with thier RAID's and all because WD (and others) did NOT disclose this very important fact--intentionally--that makes all the difference in the world with DVR and RAID uses, and WD is now having to play the aplogetic "we were wrong; our screw-up; please forgive us; please don't stop buying our products" mea culpa game. Good greif! As if they really believed that it would not make a difference in certain applications. They knew, but SMR's are CHEAPER to manufacture, so yeah, the consumer will never know--WRONG! IN some uses, the write can be just terribly slow depending upon how much data is to be written/re-written using the very small amount of PMR/CMR on the drive that acts as temp memory for the data while things are shingled.I don't see much of a difference in the EFRX and EFAX, except for the cache size.
I should add that the Cache size CAN BE an indication of the drive being SMR or PMR/CMR. If the cache is larger, than that could indicate the drive is SMR because SMR's need more cache for the re-writes because more data has to be cached for SMR to re-write properly, but still--at times--more slowly.rec'd the WD30EFRX today, install'd it, and we're back in business. Cycled nicely and ran. The only hiccup involved needing to reactivate my cable card with ComCast. Thanks for your help.