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Brand new Roamio - replacing HD. Procedure question...

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by msteinruck, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. msteinruck

    msteinruck New Member

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    I have a brand new Roamio, and a brand new internal HD.

    Should I swap in the new HD before I even power up the device?
    Or run through the whole set-up on the existing default drive first before replacing it?

    Not sure if it mattered, if there was any value to going through a full power cycle with the new unit, or even if there was benefit to starting fresh with the intended larger drive from the first power-up.

    Thx.
     
  2. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    You can drop in the new drive for the first power-up, no issues.
     
  3. djjuice

    djjuice New Member

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    Drop in the new drive first, otherwise you'll have to go through all the setup and updates all over again on the new drive. Drop the new drive in and do it just once.
     
  4. msteinruck

    msteinruck New Member

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    Perfect. That was my gut sense, also.
    Brilliant. thank you.
     
  5. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo

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    That's what I did. Put it in before even starting it up. :) Worked perfectly.
     
  6. JuryDuty

    JuryDuty Tivoholic

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    I have a 1.5 TB drive from my Tivo 3 HD I was going to put in the Roamio I'm getting today. Will there be any issues with me dropping in a drive with a previous Tivo OS on it? I'm assuming it'll just get wiped out.

    (PS Can I tell you how much more awesome this is than the craziness we used to go through booting into Linux on our PCs, copying images, etc, etc...)
     
  7. JuryDuty

    JuryDuty Tivoholic

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    I just went ahead and tried it, and for anyone who finds this in a search--YES, you can just put in another Tivo's hard drive and it will completely replace what's on it. Was the easiest Tivo upgrade I've ever done. (Except the part where you have to remove the top panel--man, it's stuck on there! LOL)
     

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