View Full Version : Which Hard Drive

02-03-2002, 04:40 PM
I'm getting a Phillips HDR 112 and I want to upgrade it right away. What hard drive can I use. I have read that you can only Quantum drives now Maxtor. I have found a good deal on a "Maxtor 60.0GB #4K060H3 D540X UDMA133 INT EIDE 5400RPM - oem" drive for $89.00 is this the right drive?


02-05-2002, 09:02 AM
any brand harddisk will do, ata33 and 5400 rpm are ok. any newwer HD is downwards competable.

......IDE, NO SCSi-)

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02-05-2002, 04:25 PM
Most of the posts I have read have given these basic suggestions:

-Since TIVO is ATA-100 120GB is the max (I have heard others have used higher but 120GB seems to be the highest supported drive for ATA-100)

-try and get a 5400 RPM due to heat/noise. 7200RPM will also work but increases heat & noise

-Any brand will work for a HD will work as long as it is not SCSI as stated above

****I'm going to save money for a 120GB and bypass the smaller drives. If you can I'd wait and get the Max instead of a boost.

Hope this helps,
Magik Empire

02-05-2002, 05:53 PM

i bought two of these a few weeks ago, they shipped immediately, arrived in three days. they are OEM bulk drives - no rails, screws, cables, boxes, documentation included - just the original Maxtor drive in the anti-static bag, well cushioned and packaged for shipping.

i have no personal involvement with the vendor, except as a VERY satisified customer, :) happy with a great price on a good disk drive that was exactly what i was looking for.


02-06-2002, 08:13 PM
Stay away from the WD drives.. I got a WD600 60GB 5400 because I wanted it to be quite and cool. It was neither. My dsr6000 ran very hot and you could hear it from down the street. Sounded like an incoming helocopter.
I finally bit the bullet and bought a seagate baracuda IV 80GB 7200rpm drive. (this was recommended time and again on tivocommunity.com) It is just about silent, and very cool to the touch. internal temp is about 45c.

02-13-2002, 01:00 AM
Best drive prices I have found are at NewEgg.com. I am a satisfied repeat customer.