The tivo drive is constantly in use. The current channel is always being written to disk, thats how the live buffer works.
Originally Posted by drumcrazd
EDIT: Also, even if you could stop it, its probably better to run it 24/7 than run it a few hours then stop a few minutes and run a few hours. More failures happen on spin-down/spin-up than happen with constant running. This experience is based on what I see in the datacenter where we run drives 24/7. The drives will go for years (literally) and then on powerdown just never start up again.
Last edited by malfunct; 04-14-2004 at 08:18 PM.
HDVR2 - 120hours - Extraction enabled
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