June 12, 2003

Tonight I finished the Tivo upgrade.

After spending two hours making sure I was going to enter the correct command, I expanded the Tivo and everything was good. As you can see, I have plenty of storage now.

The thing that freaked me out was that the original 30GB drive literally smoked today. I had it hooked up to the computer. When I powered up the computer with the old drive and the new drive, the old drive smoked. Literally. One of the surface mount chips glowed bright orange in a classic failure mode with smoke.

This made me nervous that I had done something wrong. I guess it was just the old drive commiting suicide when it learned the new drive was working.

Posted by michael at June 12, 2003 11:13 PM