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# 237722 15-Jun-2018 07:08
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I am getting the OzTivo modification done on the last of my Tivos (one that is using a 1TB extension drive to the 320GB internal drive) and thought it would be a good opportunity to upgrade the internal drive to 2TB and ditch the extension drive.  What is the best hard drive to use or what are the key parameters I should be looking for?  I have found a few references to the eastern Digital AV-GP WD20EURS 2TB drive but this appears to be no longer available (at least in New Zealand).  Any suggestions on what to use?


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  # 2038024 15-Jun-2018 08:37
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WD Purple are the standard usual replacements

 

 




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  # 2038029 15-Jun-2018 08:50
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gregmcc:

 

WD Purple are the standard usual replacements

 

 

 

 

Great.  Thanks for that.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2038049 15-Jun-2018 09:37
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Frenzyshadow:

 

gregmcc:

 

WD Purple are the standard usual replacements

 

 

 

 

Great.  Thanks for that.

 

 

 

 

I've used hundreds of the WD purple surveillance drives  in Tivo upgrades with zero issues. They're the replacement for the old WD Green AV drives. They're designed for 24/7 operation and run quiet and cool. The 2TB model is the WD20PURZ. I really wouldn't use anything else, although Seagate have a similar surveillance rated drive called the Skyhawk.

 

WD Red NAS drives are another good option. I'd steer clear of desktop drives like the WD blue and black - too loud and hot, and no performance advantages. 





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz




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  # 2038088 15-Jun-2018 10:37
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Spong:

 

Frenzyshadow:

 

gregmcc:

 

WD Purple are the standard usual replacements

 

 

 

 

Great.  Thanks for that.

 

 

 

 

I've used hundreds of the WD purple surveillance drives  in Tivo upgrades with zero issues. They're the replacement for the old WD Green AV drives. They're designed for 24/7 operation and run quiet and cool. The 2TB model is the WD20PURZ. I really wouldn't use anything else, although Seagate have a similar surveillance rated drive called the Skyhawk.

 

WD Red NAS drives are another good option. I'd steer clear of desktop drives like the WD blue and black - too loud and hot, and no performance advantages. 

 

 

Have you ever upgraded one that was using an extension drive?  Should I disconnect the extension drive first and go through the procedure that the Tivo says it will guide me through or will that try to connect to the old mothership and break things (meaning I should leave the extension drive connected until the internal drive is replaced)?


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  # 2038244 15-Jun-2018 11:55
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Frenzyshadow:

 

Spong:

 

Frenzyshadow:

 

gregmcc:

 

WD Purple are the standard usual replacements

 

 

 

 

Great.  Thanks for that.

 

 

 

 

I've used hundreds of the WD purple surveillance drives  in Tivo upgrades with zero issues. They're the replacement for the old WD Green AV drives. They're designed for 24/7 operation and run quiet and cool. The 2TB model is the WD20PURZ. I really wouldn't use anything else, although Seagate have a similar surveillance rated drive called the Skyhawk.

 

WD Red NAS drives are another good option. I'd steer clear of desktop drives like the WD blue and black - too loud and hot, and no performance advantages. 

 

 

Have you ever upgraded one that was using an extension drive?  Should I disconnect the extension drive first and go through the procedure that the Tivo says it will guide me through or will that try to connect to the old mothership and break things (meaning I should leave the extension drive connected until the internal drive is replaced)?

 

 

I've upgraded several Tivos for users with the 1TB external drive. Consensus everywhere is that you should ditch it and don't keep using it as the reliability of those drives is poor. However, in doing so you'll lose any recordings you've made since you added it. Chances are good that the original recordings on the internal drive added before the 1TB ext  marriage will stay intact.  I feel the best way to deal with this is to boot your Tivo without the ext drive and accept the divorce process offered. The Tivo will then boot normally with the 320GB internal. Next, clone the unmodified 320GB drive to the new 2TB drive and extend to fill the 2TB drive space. Once done, install the community software/patch. Make sure your Tivo has the new PROM chip installed as the new patched drive will not boot until it is. 

 

Happy to do this if you'd like to bring or send it to me. PM me for full details. 





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz




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  # 2038279 15-Jun-2018 12:08
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Spong:

 

Frenzyshadow:

 

Spong:

 

Frenzyshadow:

 

gregmcc:

 

 

 

 

 

I've used hundreds of the WD purple surveillance drives  in Tivo upgrades with zero issues. They're the replacement for the old WD Green AV drives. They're designed for 24/7 operation and run quiet and cool. The 2TB model is the WD20PURZ. I really wouldn't use anything else, although Seagate have a similar surveillance rated drive called the Skyhawk.

 

WD Red NAS drives are another good option. I'd steer clear of desktop drives like the WD blue and black - too loud and hot, and no performance advantages. 

 

 

Have you ever upgraded one that was using an extension drive?  Should I disconnect the extension drive first and go through the procedure that the Tivo says it will guide me through or will that try to connect to the old mothership and break things (meaning I should leave the extension drive connected until the internal drive is replaced)?

 

 

I've upgraded several Tivos for users with the 1TB external drive. Consensus everywhere is that you should ditch it and don't keep using it as the reliability of those drives is poor. However, in doing so you'll lose any recordings you've made since you added it. Chances are good that the original recordings on the internal drive added before the 1TB ext  marriage will stay intact.  I feel the best way to deal with this is to boot your Tivo without the ext drive and accept the divorce process offered. The Tivo will then boot normally with the 320GB internal. Next, clone the unmodified 320GB drive to the new 2TB drive and extend to fill the 2TB drive space. Once done, install the community software/patch. Make sure your Tivo has the new PROM chip installed as the new patched drive will not boot until it is. 

 

Happy to do this if you'd like to bring or send it to me. PM me for full details. 

 

 

Thanks for that.  I have someone in Wellington who can do the software patch as well as replace the drive but wanted to be sure about whether to divorce the extension drive first (which I will now do).  I have transferred the recordings I want to keep to my PC using the home network package (a long process) so don't need to worry about losing the recordings.


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