I would think that adding RAM to the Series 3 would speed some things up... can it be done?
actually I have seen that just in the cnet review but not elsewhere. Two factors at work heremchiles said:Yet, from what I have read..... Even with more RAM the HD is slower than the S3..
Never tried a Raptor but moved to 7200's on the S2 with minimal impact, nice big caches on the later drives I tried appeared to improve the UI a little, but the updates to the ToDo list, etc, didn't seem to be improved any and the HMO menu always seems to be a dog.Dan203 said:I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried using a high speed drive, like a Raptor, in a TiVo to see if it sped things up? The one downfall to trying this is that Raptors are loud, but it would be an interesting test none the less.
You do realize that surface-mount soldering is several orders of magnitude more difficult than normal soldering (and can require special tools)?MickeS said:How about with a $400 piece of equipment?
Thanks for the replies... so it CAN be done. I'm pretty good at soldering... hmm...
Actually, not really. The TiVo HD has 256MB of main RAM, the S3 has 128MB of shared RAM, true. HOWEVER, the HD has one unified SoC that uses that 256MB. The S3 had the main SoC that used th3 128MB and the separate decoder that had its own dedicated RAM bank.Dan203 said:The TiVo HD has twice as much RAM as the older S3 units,
I too am wondering the same thing as mchiles. Anyone know what is "better"...?mchiles said:So, which is better for a hi-def TiVo??? The dedicated smaller RAMs of the the S3 or the larger shared RAM of the HD??
I know in the PC arena, I always try to stay away from laptops/desktops that "Share" RAM between system and video. I always look for PCs with separate video cards that contain their own processors and memory.
Maybe separate RAM banks puts a checkmark on the S3 side of the ledger.