Question about Toshiba DVD Recorder AND Series2 TiVo 120GB DVR
Sounds like the hard drive may be going on your Tivo. Seeing that the hard drives in tivo units are constantly working:
buffering incoming live tv data, writing your season passes, playing
back recorded programs and erasing old unwanted programs, the hard
drives used in tivos are bound to develop bad sectors or corrupt data
at some point in time. Whether it be freezing, pixellization, random
reboots, or everyone's favorite GSOD (Green Screen of Death), your tivo
has many ways of letting you know your hard drive may be in jeopardy.
So for those of you who have the time and technical prowess, here's how to find out if your drive has kicked the bucket and if all of your episodes of Battlestar Galactica have been lost with no chance of recovery.
If you are using a Seagate drive, you can download Seagate's diagnostic tools here (http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/)
If you are using a Maxtor drive, you can download Maxtor's diagnostic tools here (http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/Maxtor/menuitem.3c67e325e0a6b1f6294198b091346068/?channelpath=%2Fen_us%2FSupport%2FSoftware+Downloa ds%2FView+By+Category%2FDesktop+Storage%2FMaxtor+O ther%2FDiagnostics&downloadID=22)
If you are using a Western Digital drive, you can download Western Digital's diagnostic tools here (http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp?cxml=n&pid=999&swid=3)
and finally, for the few folks that might have a Samsung drive, go here (http://www.samsung.com/support/productsupport/download/Model_Select.aspx?type=HDD&typecode=300300&subtype=HDD&subtypecode=300301&model=SV1203N&filetype=SW&language=) to download Samsung's diagnostic tool
Let me know how this turns out
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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