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4TB DIY in a Roamio Plus yet?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by vanclute, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Dec 9, 2013 #1 of 17
    vanclute

    vanclute Member

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    If this is already posted somewhere and I missed it, please feel free to direct me there.

    I'm considering the purchase of a Roamio plus and would immediately like to upgrade it. I could go 3TB but if I can go 4tb I'd prefer that. Weakness has upgrade kits but I'm a DIY sort when it comes to these kinds of things. Does anyone have an "official" word (preferably first-hand experience if possible) on what 4tb hard drives will work in a Roamio plus?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 9, 2013 #2 of 17
    lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Weakness is your only option, as of now, to use 4Tb in a Roamio
     
  3. Dec 9, 2013 #3 of 17
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    Right now the only way to break the 3TB barrier on a Roamio is the Weaknees option. I'm working on a program of my own to copy & expand but it's probably several months off.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2013 #4 of 17
    vanclute

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    OK then, sounds like 3TB will just have to do for a while. I can live with that... thanks!!
     
  5. Dec 9, 2013 #5 of 17
    Tivogre

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    Would it help you to see an image (or other info) from a 4TB Weaknees drive?
     
  6. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    I may get a peek at one soon.
     
  7. Accridition

    Accridition New Member

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    I noticed that Weaknees was offering 4TB units, so I just assumed that was an easy upgrade to do and I picked up a Seagate ST4000VM000 4TB AV drive and originally planned to attach it with eSATA. After playing with it for a short time, it doesn't appear to be that easy. Does anybody know how to get a 4TB drive working either internally or externally?
     
  8. lessd

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    At this point only Weaknees has that information, I think some people are working on a solution, but non so far.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2014 #9 of 17
    fstrthnu2

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    Would someone be able to reverse engineer the 4TB expansion if an image was obtained? I spoke with Weaknees today and asked for the price to format an already owned 4TB drive for TiVo and was told $95. Not an outrageous price if it could benefit the cause, I'd be willing to chip in.
     
  10. lessd

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    I wonder how big the demand is for 600+ hours of HD storage ? We should do a poll to see how many people on this Forum would purchase a 4Tb drive to upgrade their Roamio if we did have the tools to do so.
     
  11. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    As soon as ggieseke gets it worked out, I will definitely be upgrading to 4TB. Just for the bragging rights! :)
     
  12. lessd

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    I had not thought of bragging rights, my friends would be impressed as I brag about my 600h of HD storage (that I don't need). 450 h is in itself way more than I need, as I do watch what I record.
     
  13. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    You and I definitely have a different set of friends! :)

    If I had that kind of space, I would love to relocate my movie library from my server up to the TiVo. But it would be helpful to:

    1) have some kind of foldering available and;
    2) have a method to associate meta data.

    It surprises me that in all the time we have been working on pushing and pulling content to and from the TiVo that a method to attach meta data to the file hasn't been developed. We can Tivodecode but can't Tivoencode?

    Meh, different things are important to different people I suppose!
     
  14. ggieseke

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    Actually, I developed a crude program to do that several years ago but it died for lack of interest.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=446048
     
  15. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    That's pretty cool.


    Since I archive a lot of my movies on my server, I would love a tool similar to the meta generator 3 - where you could take your rip, use the tool to select the correct meta information. And it would then combine to create the .tivo and push to a destination TiVo.

    It looks like most of the heavy lifting is done...

    Maybe if I have time I will open meta generator an play around a little.
     
  16. openhacker

    openhacker New Member

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    Is there a difference between the Roamio and Roamio plus?

    I see weaknees can put WD AV-GP 4TB in a roamio.

    Methinks it must be something simple (my 4TB AV-GP can't work in a roamio).
     
  17. ggieseke

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    No difference betwenn models and drives as far as I can tell, but they have the only working 4TB configuration. I hope to change that soon, but right now it's 3TB DIY or 4TB Weaknees.
     

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