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Details about  TiVo Series 3 TCD648250B Hard Drive Upgrade Plug & Play 1TB WD AV-GP

TiVo Series 3 TCD648250B Hard Drive Upgrade Plug & Play 1TB WD AV-GP

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Irvine, California, United States
 
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Item specifics

Condition:
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Tivo Type:

TiVo Series 3 HD

Hard Drive Capacity:

1 TB

Brand:

TiVo

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TiVo Series 3 (TCD648250B) 1TB Hard Drive Upgrade Kit
Up to 1367 SD / 157 HD hours easy plug & play

 

 

Condition:
brand new

Warranty:
3 years*

Shipping & Handling:
Ground

 

 


 

Supported Model:


TCD648250B
(Tivo Series 3)




Description
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What is it?

This single Western Digital AV-GP drive will replace your existing hard drive to increase recording space on your TiVo DVR. No computer is needed and no complicated Linux commands to learn. Just take the old drive out, install the new drive then go through guided setup. That is it!

Western Digital AV-GP drives are specifically manufactured and tested for DVR applications like TiVo. They are made for 24x7 continuous operations, Long-Term reliability, reduced power consumption, and whisper quiet operations. The unique firmware, not found on any other type of hard drive, is optimized for smooth, continuous digital recording/play/streaming of Audio, Video and multimedia contents. Also built in to the firmware is the Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL) where it reduces uneven wear on the drive surface common to AV streaming applications.

Before you buy this drive, please double check your TiVo model. There are 3 different TiVo Series 3 models and this drive won't work in other models.

You will need Torx #10 and #15 screwdrivers to replace the hard drive.
My favorite tool for this job is Husky 8-in-1 Precision Torx screwdriver.
We got some in stock so ask us if you need this torx tools and we can ship you one for additional fee.


What is included?

Please note that TiVo unit is not included.


Why buy from us?

We specialize in TiVo upgrades. We've helped many over the years on eBay and through our website dvrstore.com. All our 2000+ feed back on eBay come from TiVo users like you with 100% seller ratings for over 7 years.

We are well known and have good reputation through out TiVo Communities. Just google for DVR_Dude. When you buy a TiVo hard drive from us, you are not just buying a hard drive. It comes with our expert support with many years of professional experience in TiVo File system, upgrades and hard drives. With our expert knowledge, we can pinpoint common TiVo problems as well as complex issues you might face.

Here's how we do business. We select only the top quality products, we test them thoroughly and we offer them to you at rock bottom prices. If there are any problems, we take care of it promptly.

Because of our success, there are many imitators on eBay selling TiVo Upgrade drives now. Please be aware that not all upgrade methods are the same and not all drives work well in TiVo.
An improperly prepared drive will corrupt the TiVo File System and you will loose all settings and recorded shows
.
Also, there are some sellers claim that they provide the same product as us so lets talk about some specific differences:

  • We are pioneers in TiVo upgrade business. We are the first to bring TiVo Premiere upgrade, 2TB drives for Series 3 and HD to the market ahead of Weaknees.com. We have researched, tested and development our own proven method and professional tools to do the job properly. No downloading of tools online written by hobbyist that may not understand TiVo well.

  • With new generation of hard drives (Advanced Format Technology), partitions need to be aligned properly for TiVo and we are the only seller to do that correctly. Without proper adjustments, your TiVo will slow down to a crawl.

  • Correct Linux swap setup to work with TiVo. Improper setup leaves no Linux swap and that slows down your TiVo.

  • Optimum partition layout for maximum performance.

  • Fastest install in the Industry. (Follow our easy guide and you will be up and running in minutes)

  • No clear & delete (C&DE) everything is needed. (C&DE takes up to 2 hrs for some models so don't waste your Time buying a drive not prepared correctly)

  • Tivo images come from our "TiVo® Farm" and they are carefully maintained with recent software updates. (If TiVo software is too old, damaged, comes from questionable sources, or improperly prepared, you will have problems upgrading to the latest software.

  • We offer data recovery and transfer service in case of hard drive failure. (Additional fee may apply)
    So getting stuck at "Almost there" or "Welcome" screen may not mean you loose all your precious recorded shows and settings.

More Info  

 
TiVo Model Original Hrs (basic / HD)
Upgraded Hrs (basic / HD)

Tivo Series 3 (TCD648250B)

303 / 32
1367 / 157 **

** Hours are estimated basic quality hours reported under System Information and in actuality may differ slightly due to type of video TiVo compresses.

We carry hard drives for TiVo Series 2, 3 and 4. Check out our other items!

Interested in saving your recorded shows? Please contact us for more details.

Confused about which hard drive to get? Click here to read our guide

Installation  

As easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Take out your old TiVo Hard Drive.
    You will need Torx #10 for most models and #15 for some models.
  2. Put in new replacement TiVo Hard Drive.
  3. Go through the guided setup as if you got a new TiVo.
    Your season pass settings, recorded shows, thumb ratings will not be preserved. However, this will not erase your
    subscription status with TiVo. All that information is kept on your main unit not on the hard drive.
    You will need a phone line or broadband connection in order to complete the guided setup.


    Please note that if you have CableCard installed in your TiVo Series 3 prior to replacing your drive,
    you might have problem viewing some digital channels. This problem occurs due to mismatched Host ID and Data ID.
    You need to call your cable provider and have them match the Data ID (CableCard ID) with your Tivo Host ID.
    If you have not activated your CableCard and planning on upgrading your drive, it's best to wait until you get
    an upgrade drive first.
About the Hard Drive
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Manufacturer: Western Digital
Size: 1 TB
Specs: SATA 6.0GB/s, 5400 RPM, 64MB Cache
Model: WD AV-GP
Noise Level
: Whisper-Quiet
Condition: Brand New
Warranty
: *3 years from manufacture date.

We carry other brands and sizes so please inquire. Check out our other items!

Payment & Shipping  

Payment Details:
We accept Propay. Other payment options can be arranged so please inquire
.

Shipping Details:
Hard drive is taken out from it's original factory sealed packaging and prepared for your TiVo model before shipping.
For retail hard drives, it will be repacked with the manufacturer approved packaging for safe transportation so retail
box is not included. Manufacturer will not honor your warranty request if you do not use an approved packaging, so please
hold on to our packaging. Product is usually shipped on the same day or next day after cleared payment and your
TiVo model is received, excluding weekends & Holidays.

Warranty & Return Policy  

Warranty Details:
Hard drive is brand new, not refurbished. It carries 3 year warranty from manufacture date by
Western Digital. We stand by our product as well so if it doesn't work on your TiVo, send it back within 30 days of
receiving the product and full refund will be provided. If you want a replacement instead, we will send you a
replacement. After 30 days, if the product fails, we will work with you to get RMA service from manufacturer.
All rework on the drive or replacement drive will be free for 1 yr from the date of purchase. However, you will have
to pay for any return shipping costs after 30 days. Just to be clear, buyer is responsible for all shipping costs for
returning the product to us or RMA service if it is necessary.

Return Policy Details:

  • If an item does not function or is damaged during the shipping process, full refund will be provided.
  • Buyer is responsible for the return shipping charges.
  • The defective item must be returned with in 30 days.
  • The defective item must be in the same condition as it was when it was sent, unless it's damaged
    during shipping process.
  • Buyer must contact the seller before shipping it back. Seller might ask for proof in the way of digital photos.
  • Refund will not be given until seller has finished inspecting the product. If any evidence of tempering is found,
    refund will not be provided and the product will be returned to buyer.
  • Shipping charges are not refuned.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have Lifetime subscription and does it affect my subscription status if I upgrade the drive
A: Subscription status does not change when you upgrade the drive. If you had lifetime subscription before then you will have
it once you upgrade

Q: I have CableCard installed on my TiVo. Do I need to need to do anything special?
A: Yes. When you change the hard drive in your TiVo, Data ID changes and you will need to call your Cable provider to match
the Data ID with the CableCard ID. Some cable providers like Verizon Fios, you do not need to call them at all.

Q: I'm all thumbs when it comes to electronics. Can I do this?
A: Yes you can. If you can follow few easy steps, you can do it.

Q: Do I need a computer to do the upgrade?
A: No. Everything is taken care so all you do is take the old one out, put the new one in then go through guided setup as if you got a new TiVo.

Q: Can I keep my settings and recorded shows?
A: Not with this replacement drive upgrade.

Q: What are WD AV-GP drives?
A: Western Digital AV-GP drives are specifically manufactured and tested for DVR applications like TiVo.
They are made for 24x7 continuous operations, Long-Term reliability, reduced power consumption, and whisper quiet operations.
The unique firmware, not found on any other type of hard drive, is optimized for smooth, continuous digital recording/play/streaming
of Audio, Video and multimedia contents. Also built in to the firmware is the Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL) where it reduces uneven
wear on the drive surface common to AV streaming applications.

 

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