What Hard-Drives are in Virgin Media Tivo Box's (More Specificity What RPM)?

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  • What Hard-Drives are in Virgin Media Tivo Box's (More Specificity What RPM)?


Answer #1 | 21/12 2013 07:00
RPM is not an realistic issue. Drives are manufactured to industry standards. Replace the segate drives with the same model or series. See a manufacturers site for advice as to what, if any, kind of formatting and configuration is needed. You may not be able to just "replace" the drives.
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 11:10
I don't know specifically what drives the Virgin boxes used, but the TiVo HD that I have uses a Western Digital AV drive. These have a feature called IntelliPower that adjusts rotational speed as required. This optimizes power consumption and noise. DVR recording isn't generally very demanding of high RPM, since it's mostly sequential access.
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 06:53
If you have the box open so that you can see that the drives are Seagate then you can google the part number. From that you shoiuld find some reviews and/or spec sheets that will detail - rpm, platters etc but way more importantly - Buffer size - transfer rate - access speed rpm in itself is not that important Defect free (for which video recorder suppliers pay a premium to get the best) and (continuous and burst) access rate are significant. in general you would want a slow drive (rpm) to keep the power and heat requirements down. The original (series 1/ year 2000) TIVO's came with 40GB drives, which people upgraded to 100/200 and later 400GB drives without issue ir worry about speed.

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