Summary: A cable tech suggested an expander for our DVR to gain more recording hours. We were using a Scientific Atlanta DVR provided by the cable company and the expander worked great. We now have a Cisco DVR with a larger hard drive and no longer use the expander.
Summary: Love this hard drive! It expanded the storage capacity on my TiVo HD a lot. And now that I have a FiOS DVR with the updated programming guide (version 1.9), it can use external drives as well and I was able to hook this up without any issue!
Summary: I went through two of these is about as many years because they keep dying. This seems to be a known issue with them based on searches through google. However TiVo still hasn't come out with another option for us.
Summary: This is a special drive. The eSata connection cable may not be included. The eSata connection is the only cable fast enough to support streaming video for TiVo, DirecTV, etc. The cable can easily become disconnected if you aren't very careful to not put stress on the connections.
Summary: I bought two of these drives over a period of time. The 1st one lasted about 1 year and I thought my Tivo died. But then found out after Tivo replaced my Tivo at a price -- that it was actually the Western Digital My DVR Expander that died.
Summary: So easy to install and just an easy synch with the Tivo: now we have so much more storage for all the new programs that are now available on HD. Dont worry if you see your tivo showing exclamation mark against your saved programs, it is nothing and will be saved for much longer!
Summary: I recently purchased this hard disk to expand the storage on my Tivo. It work just as advertised. There is a larger unit avail now, but for the life of me I don't why anyone would need to store a TB of TV programs they want to watch. 500GB was plenty for me.
Only game in town for TiVo, and what a lousy game!
C. Cuomo, Amazon
28 January 2010
Summary: When I bought this, 14 months before it died, TiVo told me that it was the only box they'd recommend. While it may not be WD's fault that it is so awkward to use, it's quite a pain in the butt. But the worst part is that now, about two months out of warranty, it's become unreliable and error-prone.