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External Hard Drives?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by abovethesink, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. abovethesink

    abovethesink Member

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    How is the experience with using one with the TiVo? Do the files load off them seamlessly or is it a worse experience?
     
  2. speedy2

    speedy2 TivoAddict

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    There is no noticeable lag in responsiveness that I have ever seen. I have used them with the Series 3 and Premiere TiVo models but not with the new Roamio.
     
  3. TC25D

    TC25D New Member

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    Since the external connection is the same as the internal connection, eSATA, why would there be a difference?
     
  4. monkeydust

    monkeydust New Member

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    Seems like many people on this forum give the thumbs down to external drives for tivo's due to their reliability.
     
  5. supasta

    supasta New Member

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    I have had an external drive connected to my Premiere since I first purchased it 8/2011 and have not had a single issue to date.

    (knock on wood)
     
  6. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I just fixed a friend external drive that went bad in 2.5 years, just upgraded his internal drive.
     
  7. supasta

    supasta New Member

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    I am fearful that this is still a possibility.
     
  8. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I should also add that all recordings and settings went away.
     

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