Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Owings Mills, MD
I agree with Robert S. My Sony SA originally had, of course, a 30GB A drive, to which I added a 60GB B drive. When 120GB drives went on sale for $99 after rebate at Circuit City, I picked one up and replaced both drives with the single 120GB drive.
All of my recordings were saved by doing a pipe backup, and I left the door open to future upgrades by using the -s 127 switch to increase the swap space. I really liked having the 30GB as a spare, and eventually I ended up using it (see the sig). And I also really like having a single drive in the old Sony, because it's cooler than two drives and you're less likely to have a drive failure problem down the road.
I would recommend either a 100GB or 120GB drive as an A drive. My 120GB drive is worth 141 hours at basic, and something like 39 hours at best quality.
Let us know how the upgrade goes. We like to hear success stories.
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Sony SVR-2000, 140 hours (WD 120GB), $199 lifetime sub and TurboNet
Philips HDR312, 167 hours (A: WD 60GB & B: WD 80GB), $249 lifetime sub and TurboNet.
Philips HDR112, 144 hours (A: Maxtor 120GB), lifetime sub. PPP over serial!
Philips HDR112, 144 hours (A: Maxtor 120GB), lifetime sub, removeable hard drive and TurboNet.
Philips HDR312, currently in pieces...'cause it's fun to mess with stuff!
That's three weeks of TiVo at medium quality, 24 hours a day.
Out on loan:
Philips HDR112, 116 hours. Currently on loan to Dad.
Actual mother-son conversation:
Son: "Hey, Mom. How's your Christmas present (DirecTiVo) working out?"
Mother: "TiVo rocks."
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