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Need advice 3.5" TIVO HD Compatible HD, any size will do SATA, I believe
Posted by: Microman
Date: May 15, 2019 09:57AM
I would like to pick up one or two cheap 3.5" drives that are compatible with the video process on the TIVO HD. Yes I know the Tivo HD is getting old. But I have 3 that are lifetime, and I just connected to service 2 of them, and one of them is just powering on, and rebooting to the same process.

Any idea where 3.5" Data drives that video compatible are available for a good price?

Thanks..

I do have my old setup with a PC, where I can reload an image that is compatible with drives, and I believe it could be any size. Just need to get the thing running.

SATA;, I believe...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/2019 03:34PM by Microman.
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Re: Need advice 3.5" TIVO HD Compatible HD, any size will do
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: May 15, 2019 10:17AM
Do you need SATA or PATA?



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Re: Need advice 3.5" TIVO HD Compatible HD, any size will do
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: May 15, 2019 10:20AM
OWC



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Re: Need advice 3.5" TIVO HD Compatible HD, any size will do
Posted by: beagledave
Date: May 15, 2019 10:46AM
Do you have the TiVo software to install on the drive?

If not, you may wish to get a pre-formatted drive

[www.weaknees.com]
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Re: Need advice 3.5" TIVO HD Compatible HD, any size will do
Posted by: Gareth
Date: May 15, 2019 11:22AM
For a TiVo HD, either buy a WD green or WD USB drive and toss the enclosure (probably cheaper to go the USB route). Given the 2TB size limitation I mention in the next post, it's unlikely you'll find a 2TB 3.5" external anymore. I would just buy whatever internal you find at a price you can live with. You'll pay a premium for a drive labelled for "video" use.

Note that there may be size limitations to "any size". I haven't kept up with the TiVo HD size limits since I moved to Roamios. You may just need a newer copy of MFS Tools to deal with larger sizes.



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Re: Need advice 3.5" TIVO HD Compatible HD, any size will do
Posted by: Gareth
Date: May 15, 2019 11:32AM
Yup, looks like the size limit for TiVo HD is is 2TB per MFS Tools and the fact that Weaknees doesn't sell any single drive solutions larger than 2TB.
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Re: Need advice 3.5" TIVO HD Compatible HD, any size will do
Posted by: rz
Date: May 15, 2019 11:57AM
I've got several 2TB WD Green drives that I could sell you cheap. PM if you're interested.
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Re: Need advice 3.5" TIVO HD Compatible HD, any size will do
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: May 15, 2019 01:13PM
The WD AV-GP is a type of Green drive that works perfectly for DVR purposes.

Seagate purple drives work well in this setting, too.
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