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July 22, 2004 7:29:55 AM

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For all of you people out there who have upgraded the hard drive on
thier ReplayTV, did you use a 5400 RPM drive or a 7200 RPM? From the
reading I have done, it seems the 5400 RPM drive is fast enough, runs
cooler and produces less heat. Are those drives really the best to
use?

And where can I buy big drives that are not 7200 RPM? That seems to
be all I can find. Even newegg.com only has a few to pick from...

Nathan

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Anonymous
July 22, 2004 3:07:50 PM

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You need to look harder.

http://www.axiontech.com/srcmfg.php?mfg=MAXTOR&cat=HARD...

I've bought two exact replacement hard drives for a ReplayTV there.

Bye.

"nathan" <nmace85@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> For all of you people out there who have upgraded the hard drive on
> thier ReplayTV, did you use a 5400 RPM drive or a 7200 RPM? From the
> reading I have done, it seems the 5400 RPM drive is fast enough, runs
> cooler and produces less heat. Are those drives really the best to
> use?
>
> And where can I buy big drives that are not 7200 RPM? That seems to
> be all I can find. Even newegg.com only has a few to pick from...
>
> Nathan
July 23, 2004 7:59:46 AM

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So is it better to use 5400 RPM drives as opposed to using 7200 RPM
drives?

Nathan


On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 11:07:50 GMT, "David Sommers" <dsommers@acm.org>
wrote:

>You need to look harder.
>
>http://www.axiontech.com/srcmfg.php?mfg=MAXTOR&cat=HARD...
>
>I've bought two exact replacement hard drives for a ReplayTV there.
>
>Bye.
>
>"nathan" <nmace85@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:a1duf09iv3krlnmpal9hc3hivtjqriqvok@4ax.com...
>> For all of you people out there who have upgraded the hard drive on
>> thier ReplayTV, did you use a 5400 RPM drive or a 7200 RPM? From the
>> reading I have done, it seems the 5400 RPM drive is fast enough, runs
>> cooler and produces less heat. Are those drives really the best to
>> use?
>>
>> And where can I buy big drives that are not 7200 RPM? That seems to
>> be all I can find. Even newegg.com only has a few to pick from...
>>
>> Nathan
>
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July 23, 2004 8:52:47 AM

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>So is it better to use 5400 RPM drives as opposed to using 7200 RPM
>drives?

Cheaper, quieter, cooler with no usable increase in performance.
Anonymous
July 23, 2004 4:06:18 PM

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http://www.targetpcinc.com/Items.asp?CatID=23
you can get 250 Gb and 320 Gb 5400 rpm drives at the above link.
what model replay do you have?
Most people report better success (less problems) with 5400 rpm drives
on 4500 models or earlier but apparently there are no problems with
the 7200's on 5000's.
check out the forums on www.planetreplay.com ...this has been covered
extensively there (probably on the avs forums as well)
jb


nathan <nmace85@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<a1duf09iv3krlnmpal9hc3hivtjqriqvok@4ax.com>...
> For all of you people out there who have upgraded the hard drive on
> thier ReplayTV, did you use a 5400 RPM drive or a 7200 RPM? From the
> reading I have done, it seems the 5400 RPM drive is fast enough, runs
> cooler and produces less heat. Are those drives really the best to
> use?
>
> And where can I buy big drives that are not 7200 RPM? That seems to
> be all I can find. Even newegg.com only has a few to pick from...
>
> Nathan
July 24, 2004 7:17:41 AM

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I have a 5040

On 23 Jul 2004 12:06:18 -0700, butlermd@pol.net (jmb) wrote:

>http://www.targetpcinc.com/Items.asp?CatID=23
>you can get 250 Gb and 320 Gb 5400 rpm drives at the above link.
>what model replay do you have?
>Most people report better success (less problems) with 5400 rpm drives
>on 4500 models or earlier but apparently there are no problems with
>the 7200's on 5000's.
>check out the forums on www.planetreplay.com ...this has been covered
>extensively there (probably on the avs forums as well)
>jb
>
>
>nathan <nmace85@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<a1duf09iv3krlnmpal9hc3hivtjqriqvok@4ax.com>...
>> For all of you people out there who have upgraded the hard drive on
>> thier ReplayTV, did you use a 5400 RPM drive or a 7200 RPM? From the
>> reading I have done, it seems the 5400 RPM drive is fast enough, runs
>> cooler and produces less heat. Are those drives really the best to
>> use?
>>
>> And where can I buy big drives that are not 7200 RPM? That seems to
>> be all I can find. Even newegg.com only has a few to pick from...
>>
>> Nathan
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