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November 13, 2004 6:58:29 AM

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I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040. Any
recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
Any advice would be helpful.

Thank you!
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 6:58:30 AM

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I guess Maxtor 5200 rpm would be the best.
Hard to find at good price though.

I just replaced a 160gig hard drive with a 160gig Western Digital 7200
rpm. Sam's have them for about $70. They work fine.

>I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040. Any
>recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
>Any advice would be helpful.
>
>Thank you!
>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 1:20:47 PM

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In article <FDfld.14350$Gm6.5717@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
"Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote:

> I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040. Any
> recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
> Any advice would be helpful.
>
> Thank you!

I like Seagates for this.
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November 13, 2004 5:14:45 PM

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I would check for the warranty, most WD or Maxtor only covers 1 yr while
Seagate and Samsung cover sometimes up to 5yrs. Only bad luck people get
problem with hard drive but using with PVR we have more chance to become
one.

Good luck!!

"Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
news:FDfld.14350$Gm6.5717@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040.
> Any
> recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
> Any advice would be helpful.
>
> Thank you!
>
>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 5:14:46 PM

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In article <pFold.30271$Al3.7418@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com>,
"\(Magic9\)" <noone@home.com> wrote:

> Only bad luck people get
> problem with hard drive but using with PVR we have more chance to become
> one.

The words themselves are English words, but I'll be damned if I know
what in the hell that sentence says.
November 13, 2004 7:54:53 PM

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Most of the drives I see advertised are 7200 RPM, how would that compare to
the 5400RPM? Aside from the faster spinning which from (I think
www.replay.us) a site I read said it didn't matter as far as performance,
would it generate more heat?
Now that I think about it, unlike a PC, these drives are probably constantly
spinning aren't they?

Any thoughts are appreciated!

"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
news:elmop-FAB3F1.10204713112004@text.usenetserver.com...
> In article <FDfld.14350$Gm6.5717@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
> "Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040.
Any
> > recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
> > Any advice would be helpful.
> >
> > Thank you!
>
> I like Seagates for this.
>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 7:54:54 PM

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On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 16:54:53 GMT, "Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com>
wrote:

>Most of the drives I see advertised are 7200 RPM, how would that compare to
>the 5400RPM? Aside from the faster spinning

And more noise.

>which from (I think
>www.replay.us) a site I read said it didn't matter as far as performance,
>would it generate more heat?
>Now that I think about it, unlike a PC, these drives are probably constantly
>spinning aren't they?
>

They are unless you turn the Replay "off" with disk spindown enabled,
and there's nothing recording (and no network activity) at the moment.

>Any thoughts are appreciated!
>
>"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
>news:elmop-FAB3F1.10204713112004@text.usenetserver.com...
>> In article <FDfld.14350$Gm6.5717@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
>> "Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040.
>Any
>> > recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
>> > Any advice would be helpful.
>> >
>> > Thank you!
>>
>> I like Seagates for this.
>>
>

--
42 days until the winter solstice celebration

Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
November 13, 2004 8:24:28 PM

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7200 drives are simply wasted capacity in an RTV, like putting a racing stripe
on a Yugo.
If you catch a deal they will work but they are noisier and run hotter.
November 14, 2004 5:25:54 AM

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Me Neither
"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
news:elmop-710A25.10212813112004@text.usenetserver.com...
> In article <pFold.30271$Al3.7418@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com>,
> "\(Magic9\)" <noone@home.com> wrote:
>
>> Only bad luck people get
>> problem with hard drive but using with PVR we have more chance to become
>> one.
>
> The words themselves are English words, but I'll be damned if I know
> what in the hell that sentence says.
>
Anonymous
November 14, 2004 9:00:08 AM

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(Magic9) wrote:
> I would check for the warranty, most WD or Maxtor only covers 1 yr while
> Seagate and Samsung cover sometimes up to 5yrs. Only bad luck people get
> problem with hard drive but using with PVR we have more chance to become
> one.
>
> Good luck!!
>
> "Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:FDfld.14350$Gm6.5717@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>
>>I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040.
>>Any
>>recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
>>Any advice would be helpful.
>>
>>Thank you!
>>
>>
>
>
>

Seems pretty clear to me. You could call people with a ReplayTV,
ReplayTV people. You could call people with bad luck, bad luck people.
He also says that using the drive with a PVR increases the chance of
becoming one (bad luck person). It seems pretty straight forward to me
but maybe I spend more time talking to people who have English as a
second language on ICQ then some of you might do.
Anonymous
November 18, 2004 10:35:33 PM

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My original drive on my 5040 went out just after warranty expired, it was a
maxtor. Purchased a WD 40 gb, no problems, just yesterday i decided to but an
80gb Western Digital 7200 rpm and install it in the 5040, no problems, it is
quiet, in fact when i plugged it in I didn't think it was spinning. I have had
several maxtor drives fail in my pc's through the years but have never had a
western digital fail. My advice? Go with western digital, you can't go wrong.
Oh, the WD 80 GB drive was on sale at Fry's electronics for $35 after
rebate...

Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 16:54:53 GMT, "Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>>Most of the drives I see advertised are 7200 RPM, how would that compare to
>>the 5400RPM? Aside from the faster spinning
>
>And more noise.
>
>>which from (I think
>>www.replay.us) a site I read said it didn't matter as far as performance,
>>would it generate more heat?
>>Now that I think about it, unlike a PC, these drives are probably constantly
>>spinning aren't they?
>>
>
>They are unless you turn the Replay "off" with disk spindown enabled,
>and there's nothing recording (and no network activity) at the moment.
>
>>Any thoughts are appreciated!
>>
>>"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
>>news:elmop-FAB3F1.10204713112004@text.usenetserver.com...
>>> In article <FDfld.14350$Gm6.5717@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
>>> "Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> > I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040.
>>Any
>>> > recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
>>> > Any advice would be helpful.
>>> >
>>> > Thank you!
>>>
>>> I like Seagates for this.
>>>
>>
>
>--
>42 days until the winter solstice celebration
>
>Mark Lloyd
>has a Replay 5xxx
>http://go.to/notstupid
>http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>
>"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
>paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
>anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
November 18, 2004 10:35:34 PM

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I had just the opposite happen.
Two Western Digitals have bit the dust over the years, but never had a
Maxtor go out, even though I've owned more Maxtors.

On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 19:35:33 GMT, jmackd1@yahoo.com (jeffm) wrote:

>My original drive on my 5040 went out just after warranty expired, it was a
>maxtor. Purchased a WD 40 gb, no problems, just yesterday i decided to but an
>80gb Western Digital 7200 rpm and install it in the 5040, no problems, it is
>quiet, in fact when i plugged it in I didn't think it was spinning. I have had
>several maxtor drives fail in my pc's through the years but have never had a
>western digital fail. My advice? Go with western digital, you can't go wrong.
>Oh, the WD 80 GB drive was on sale at Fry's electronics for $35 after
>rebate...
>
>Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>>On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 16:54:53 GMT, "Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com>
>>wrote:
>>
>>>Most of the drives I see advertised are 7200 RPM, how would that compare to
>>>the 5400RPM? Aside from the faster spinning
>>
>>And more noise.
>>
>>>which from (I think
>>>www.replay.us) a site I read said it didn't matter as far as performance,
>>>would it generate more heat?
>>>Now that I think about it, unlike a PC, these drives are probably constantly
>>>spinning aren't they?
>>>
>>
>>They are unless you turn the Replay "off" with disk spindown enabled,
>>and there's nothing recording (and no network activity) at the moment.
>>
>>>Any thoughts are appreciated!
>>>
>>>"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
>>>news:elmop-FAB3F1.10204713112004@text.usenetserver.com...
>>>> In article <FDfld.14350$Gm6.5717@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
>>>> "Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040.
>>>Any
>>>> > recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
>>>> > Any advice would be helpful.
>>>> >
>>>> > Thank you!
>>>>
>>>> I like Seagates for this.
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>--
>>42 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>
>>Mark Lloyd
>>has a Replay 5xxx
>>http://go.to/notstupid
>>http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>>
>>"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
>>paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
>>anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
>
>
Anonymous
November 19, 2004 3:39:56 AM

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I just replaced a 120GB 5400rpm Maxtor with a newer 120GB 5400rpm (newer
series, fluid bearings possibly), because the first one started making
noise. After removing the first drive, I noticed that the warranty was
still good (3 months left), so I sent it back to Maxtor for an RMA and
according to the Maxtor website, I should be getting it back soon. I think
the newer drive is quieter than the first one when it was new.

I also noticed that the drives don't really get that hot. When I was
formatting the replacement drive it barely got warm at 75 deg room temp.
The reason the drives get so hot in the 2000 and 3000 series, is that they
are so close to the power supply. I did run across a narrow hard drive heat
sink with fans for $5. I might try it next time I open up the case.


<NOSPAM@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
news:i14qp0pr1017bpkeppbo8c52vgol1sotoq@4ax.com...
> I had just the opposite happen.
> Two Western Digitals have bit the dust over the years, but never had a
> Maxtor go out, even though I've owned more Maxtors.
>
> On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 19:35:33 GMT, jmackd1@yahoo.com (jeffm) wrote:
>
> >My original drive on my 5040 went out just after warranty expired, it was
a
> >maxtor. Purchased a WD 40 gb, no problems, just yesterday i decided to
but an
> >80gb Western Digital 7200 rpm and install it in the 5040, no problems, it
is
> >quiet, in fact when i plugged it in I didn't think it was spinning. I
have had
> >several maxtor drives fail in my pc's through the years but have never
had a
> >western digital fail. My advice? Go with western digital, you can't go
wrong.
> >Oh, the WD 80 GB drive was on sale at Fry's electronics for $35 after
> >rebate...
> >
> >Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
> >>On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 16:54:53 GMT, "Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com>
> >>wrote:
> >>
> >>>Most of the drives I see advertised are 7200 RPM, how would that
compare to
> >>>the 5400RPM? Aside from the faster spinning
> >>
> >>And more noise.
> >>
> >>>which from (I think
> >>>www.replay.us) a site I read said it didn't matter as far as
performance,
> >>>would it generate more heat?
> >>>Now that I think about it, unlike a PC, these drives are probably
constantly
> >>>spinning aren't they?
> >>>
> >>
> >>They are unless you turn the Replay "off" with disk spindown enabled,
> >>and there's nothing recording (and no network activity) at the moment.
> >>
> >>>Any thoughts are appreciated!
> >>>
> >>>"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
> >>>news:elmop-FAB3F1.10204713112004@text.usenetserver.com...
> >>>> In article <FDfld.14350$Gm6.5717@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
> >>>> "Gizmo" <ed237@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> > I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay
5040.
> >>>Any
> >>>> > recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
> >>>> > Any advice would be helpful.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > Thank you!
> >>>>
> >>>> I like Seagates for this.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>--
> >>42 days until the winter solstice celebration
> >>
> >>Mark Lloyd
> >>has a Replay 5xxx
> >>http://go.to/notstupid
> >>http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
> >>
> >>"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
> >>paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
> >>anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
November 28, 2004 1:27:32 AM

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http://www.replaytv.us/

I have used this site to upgrade my 5040 to a 160 GB Maxtor Quickview.
It worked right out of the box and only took (literally) about 10
minutes install.

Good Luck....

Gizmo wrote:
> I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040. Any
> recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
> Any advice would be helpful.
>
> Thank you!
>
>
November 30, 2004 6:52:47 AM

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Thanks for the input.
I just installed a Maxtor 160GB 7200 RPM drive I got for $40 from Staples
Black friday sale. It works great!
Woo Hoo...160 hours!

"Cheetoh" <stelee1969@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> http://www.replaytv.us/
>
> I have used this site to upgrade my 5040 to a 160 GB Maxtor Quickview.
> It worked right out of the box and only took (literally) about 10
> minutes install.
>
> Good Luck....
>
> Gizmo wrote:
> > I'm looking to purchase a larger capacity hard drive for my Replay 5040.
Any
> > recomendations of what to buy or what to stay away from?
> > Any advice would be helpful.
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
> >
!