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    HR10-250 ?'s

    What is the largest hard drives I can put in my HR10-250? I'd like to throw in the two largest drives possible.

    What type of drives are they and is there a minimum speed (5400/7200?)

    Where is the most up to date FAQ on the HR10-250?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Fiasc0; 11-04-2006 at 05:14 AM.

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    Hooo boy!!! Lot's of good questions. The HR10-250 will handle 750 Gig drives. Be aware of problems creating partitions greater than 274 Gig; use the -r 4 switch.

    You want Parallel ATA, not SATA. 5400 rpm should work if you can find them, 7200 rpm are more common. I highly recommend Seagates; others have other opinions and are welcome to them.

    While many have had success, I do NOT encourage using two drives in any Series 2 DirecTiVo.

    Now you've ruined your run. We don't do faq's. However, anything posted by Jamie, Captain Video, or Cheer (and others) is well worth reading.

    PlainBill
    There's a difference between needing help, and just being plain ole' lazy.

    "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it for himself." Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

    HR20-700 with 2 TB, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR23-100 all running 0x5cd and networked.

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    That -r 4 option....

    Should there be a space between the r and the 4?

    It's been forever since I did a DSR6000. I'm a newb but not a total.

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    What do you mean SATA won't work?

    I love mine. OK, I needed an adapter...
    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=51571

    But, at least this way I could use a quieter and slightly cooler WD hard drive.

    Seagates are nice, but without the acoustic management missing in the newer models, I don't like them in the Tivo.

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    why not 2 drives? I have had 2 300gb seagates in my hr10-250 since the bracket was first available. No problems at all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by whackit View Post
    why not 2 drives? I have had 2 300gb seagates in my hr10-250 since the bracket was first available. No problems at all...
    Well, for starters we have the disadvantages:

    More heat
    More noise
    Heavier load on power supply
    Less than half the reliability

    Against the only advantage:

    More recordings that may never be watched.

    PlainBill
    There's a difference between needing help, and just being plain ole' lazy.

    "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it for himself." Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

    HR20-700 with 2 TB, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR23-100 all running 0x5cd and networked.

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    The price difference between 500 and 750gb hard drives is to much.

    Which of the $150-175 range 500 gig hard drives would you choose?

    I am going to use SATA drives and the device chisred mentioned.

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    If you're looking for the quietest drive, go for the Western Digital.

    I got mine for 159 after rebate at compusa a month ago.

    Looks like currently your best deal is Newegg for 175

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