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6.7 out of 10

Western Digital WD10EVVS

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Overall 10

for personal use

jose francisco jimenez, Amazon
5 July 2013
  • Summary: i wanted to have more space in my computer but i didnt want to reinstall the software so i found this hard drive in good price so i said why not so it came on time anf in really good condition.
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Overall 10

Replaced failed 500GB MyDVR with this drive

WB, Amazon
2 October 2012
  • Summary: After removing the failed 500GB drive in the WD MyDVR case, I installed this 1TB drive and reassembled the case. Then, following the instructions for the MyDVR, I connected it to my TiVo HD DVR, powered up the TiVo, and the TiVo recognized it and added the extra storage. It now works just fine.
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Overall 8

Great for TiVo upgrade/expansion

bargain shopper, Amazon
25 May 2012
  • Summary: TiVo is out of stock on their 1TB AV expanders. After pressing TiVo support for supported models, I got the whole list - this drive was on it. I got a Rosewill external enclosure with a fan (and a fan on/off switch) from NewEgg for it. Assembly was quick and easy and TiVo hookup was a snap. The drive was automatically recognized and added to the system. My TiVo now has 2TB total space. Price wise it was a lot cheaper to go the DIY route.
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Overall 10

Plug and play goodness for my surveillance system's DVR

Amazon Customer, Amazon
29 November 2011
  • Summary: This SATA drive was plug and play for my surveillance system's DVR unit, which previously had a 500gb Seagate that crapped out earlier this year. So far so good, especially due to the fact that I doubled the memory capacity!
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Overall 10

Works Great

D. Mark Waldoch "Mark the Guitar Teacher", Amazon
5 October 2011
  • Summary: Used this because it matched the drive that came with my Network Attached Storage unit. Quickly set up and backed up the main drive in the RAID.
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Overall 10

Works Perfectly in TiVo HD Series 3 (with easy firmware patch)

S. Kane, Amazon
30 July 2011
  • Summary: There seems to be lots of confusion concerning what does and does not work as a TiVo replacement drive. I've confirmed that this drive (WD10EVVS) works perfectly in a TiVo HD Series 3. The only catch is you must change a single setting on the drives firmware -- essentially, the auto sleep function of the drive needs to be turned off. This is easily done by downloading a small free bootable CD which contains wdidle3.exe (a Western Digital tool to alter the settings).
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Overall 6

Tivo HD upgrades no longer work for most of the new drives

Brennok "brennok", Amazon
14 October 2009
  • Summary: In the past this was the recommended upgrade drive for users with a Series 3 Tivo including the Tivo HD. This is the same drive used in the current Tivo HD XL. The majority of drives with a manufacturing date of September 2009 are no longer working when put in a Tivo. I bought two drives in August that worked fine but the third one I bought in September will not work.
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