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Thread: Noisy hard drive - Tivo Series 3

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    Default Noisy hard drive - Tivo Series 3

    My Tivo Series 3 still works, but the hard drive is noisy and can be heard several feet away.

    Is the hard drive about to fail?

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    Maybe, but maybe not. Some of those old drives can go for years screaming like an airplane taking off.
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    The noise is annoying and I want to replace it.

    How long are your new drives guaranteed to be quiet?

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    We really don't have a noise guarantee. But your current drive is probably over ten years old.

    Our drives really haven't had noise complaints.
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    My drive was replaced once and is 5 years old. Considering it was on 24/7 I am fine with it going bad after 5 years.

    However, you don't offer a "no noise" guarantee (as would be expected with a new drive) and there is a 15% restocking fee if I do get a very noisy drive. So for me it's not the risk of getting a noisy drive from you. I purchased a new drive elsewhere that I can return (if necessary) without a 15% penalty.
    Last edited by brettbolt; 11-19-2019 at 04:31 AM.

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    Can you tell us who offers the "no noise" guarantee that you decided to purchase?
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    They don't specifically state "no noise". But they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and I could have returned it if I wasn't happy without a 15% restocking fee.

    I got the drive yesterday. It doesn't make thumping noises and I am happy.

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    May those of us following this thread know of where other drives with this satisfaction guarantee is guaranteed.
    I have had Tivo since 2013....Roamio Pro and the R-Plus...and 5 original Tivo Mini's... Weaknees shipping just
    went out for Roamio Pro and new original Tivo Mini... I am very interested in hard drives and how to recognize
    power failure or power failure about to manifest. Thank you!

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    So can you let me in on the secret?
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