TiVo Community Forum

TiVo Community Forum Archive 2
Covering threads with a last post date between
July 1, 2004 and December 31, 2005.
THIS IS A READ ONLY SITE
 


 

SEARCH  |  ARCHIVE 1 MAIN SITE

 
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-24-2005, 09:04 AM   #1 (Print)
tgr131
Safety Dancer :)
 
tgr131's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Columbia, SC USA
Posts: 542
Send a message via Yahoo to tgr131
Noisy Seagate Drive gets quiet?

Greetings,

Last night, I upgraded my HDVR2 with a 200 GB Seagate ST3200822A, using weaknees online instructions. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked!

But I was horrified at how NOISY the drive was. This morning, I was planning to try some acoustics management utilities, and trying "rubber feet" to minimize the vibration transmitted to the case. But I came down this morning, and the drive is much quieter. It is still louder than the previous drive, but last night it seemed to be doing a huge number of noisy seeks, and this morning I barely hear it.

Is this part of the "Automatic Acoustic Management"-- did the drive adjust itself? Or does the Tivo software have to rebuilt a lot of files or something when installed to a new drive, and now it's done? Or is this a temporary condition, and the drive will be back to irritating me shortly?

And yes, I did check to make sure the Tivo was operating!

Thanks,

David

__________________
Sony SVR 2000 88 Hours Lifetime Sub (w/ Weaknees Modem Replacement kit)
Hughes HDVR2, hacked 172 hours
Philips DTivo, unhacked
Sci Atlanta 8300HD
Archos AV700 40 GB Mobile DVR
tgr131 is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 12-24-2005, 10:42 AM   #2 (Print)
funtoupgrade
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 911
From my experience the hard drive always cranks away for quite a while when adding a new hard drive. I recall reading somewhere that the 200GB Seagates are a bit more noisy than either the 160GB or bigger ones for some reason. I have one in my downstairs TiVo and would concur. The peace of mind with the 5 year drive warranty far outweighs this very minor point for me.

__________________
funtoupgrade

TiVo 240060 with 200GB Seagate (wireless)
Humax DRT800 with 160GB Seagate (wired)

Anywhere from 0-10 misc. standalones waiting for upgrades for resale on eBay.
funtoupgrade is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 12-24-2005, 03:52 PM   #3 (Print)
Dan Collins
UltraGeek
 
Dan Collins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,107
TiVos do a lot of disk activity after any reboot, and particularly after a new drive install (rebuilding databases and indexes).

__________________
310 GB DSR-704
250 GB SIR-4040
240 GB SD-DVR80
240 GB DSR-708
80 GB DSR-7000 (Slingbox attached)
(All w/MRV)

Administrator - DBSForums.com
Dan Collins is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 12-24-2005, 07:10 PM   #4 (Print)
Pauli
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 86
Recent Seagate drives do not support AAM. Some people have reported that their drives have become quieter after "breaking in" so maybe that's the case here.
Pauli is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 12-24-2005, 09:14 PM   #5 (Print)
TechDreamer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Torrance,CA.
Posts: 378
The 200GB and up Seagates are no longer quiet nor cool running. They do NOT use acoustic management. The only reason to use seagate is for the 5 year warranty. The 250GB Samsung for $100.00 at NewEgg is THE drive to get.
TechDreamer is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 12-24-2005, 10:37 PM   #6 (Print)
HoosierTivoDaddy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northern IN
Posts: 84
Great! I just purchased a new Seagate 200 GB for $50 after MIR (Frys's). I will be to NOT put this unit in my bedroom.
HoosierTivoDaddy is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 12-24-2005, 11:40 PM   #7 (Print)
tgr131
Safety Dancer :)
 
tgr131's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Columbia, SC USA
Posts: 542
Send a message via Yahoo to tgr131
Noticed the noise again tonight. I may be getting the Samsung, and using the Seagate in my Dell.

__________________
Sony SVR 2000 88 Hours Lifetime Sub (w/ Weaknees Modem Replacement kit)
Hughes HDVR2, hacked 172 hours
Philips DTivo, unhacked
Sci Atlanta 8300HD
Archos AV700 40 GB Mobile DVR
tgr131 is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 12-25-2005, 02:25 AM   #8 (Print)
rpdre1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechDreamer
The 250GB Samsung for $100.00 at NewEgg is THE drive to get.



why not splurge and get a 320GB western digital at newegg for $125 ($105 after rebate but i wouldnt bother for just $20) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144392

i think this is the sweet spot right now. 400gb is the next available capacity and i cant find any for less than $180 after rebate.



i have one of these for my pc. they have automatic acoustic management (you cant set it yourself). 3 year warrenty.
rpdre1 is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 12-25-2005, 07:03 AM   #9 (Print)
spideyk21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1
Not sure what is the difference between your 200Gb and mine, but mine made a very low noise for about the first 30minutes after being ugraded (on Christmas eve). Now with my ear to the box I can still not hear it. So far it is working like a champ.
spideyk21 is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
 
Forum Jump
Thread Tools

Go Back  TiVo Community Archive2 > Underground Playground > TiVo Upgrade Center

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(C)opyright - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not affiliated with TiVo Inc.


Spider History Index