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Thread: Seagate SV35 drive - Will they work in the TiVo?

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    Seagate SV35 drive - Will they work in the TiVo?

    I want to get an SV35 Seagate 500GB drive for the tivo. Will this one work? Could I put two of these in the same tivo or do they have the same problem as the 7200.9 & 7200.10 drives?

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    On it's own it should work fine (assuming it's the PATA version).

    But in a pair I don't know. I don't think it would, as none of the other current generation Seagate drives do.

    Peter.
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    I put the 500GB SV35.2 in and it works just fine.

    I tried pairing it with another seagate 7200.10 and it didnt work.

    Will seagates work in pairs with another drive? If I put the seagate with a WD would that work?

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    The Seagate may work with a WD or other drive, but there are no hard and fast rules.

    Pretty much all current generation Seagate drives will not work in a pair with another Seagate drive, but there is no database as to which drives they will work with.

    Anyway, if you can avoid it try not to use 2 drives in a TiVo as you are twice as likely to loose all your shows. In a 2 drive TiVo if either drive fails you have basically lost all your shows from both drives (a bit like a striped raid array), so with 2 drives there is twice the chance of a drive failing. 500Gb is big enough for most people.

    Peter.
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