Seagate is the company that doesn't support acoustic management anymore.kap0w said:The weaknees page says a little more. They say something like "regular drives, upon encountering an error, will try over and over again to get the right data. In a DVR, upon encountering an error, it's best to just keep going so you see a little block or two on one frame but then keep going instead of freezing on it". Supposedly that is the big difference with their drives.
A few years ago Fluid Dynamic Bearings (FDB) were rare but they come on basically everything built in the last year or so. Some of them still make more noise than others. Also, acoustic management programs are available, but don't work on some drives because of a licensing fight - I wish I could remember the brand, but I ran into this recently, so watch yourself out there.
I already bought one at a great price intending to put it into a PC. Does anyone know if I decide to try it in my Series 2 Tivo and it stutters, can I just reformat it and put it into a PC?!?!?BobCamp1 said:The early Diamondmax 10s didn't have a problem. The ones made recently do. The problem is immediate and obvious -- there is a lot of stuttering the moment you boot the Tivo. You obviously have a good one.
There's no way to tell (at this time) which ones are good and which ones will have the problem. To anyone who wants to buy one, better make sure the shop has an excellent return policy with no restocking fee.