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Feature request - encrypted esata backup

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by eboydog, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    With the larger drives with the new Roamio, we need an Tivo approved method to backup our recorded content on our TiVo's. Nothing that would allowing transferring content to another device but rather tied to the TSN and MAK of the unit which could permit restoring previously recorded content after replacing a hard drive that has gone bad with a new drive.

    A simple external esata connection with an approved third party external drive, encrypt it, do what ever is necessary to prevent copyright theft but with more and more content limited to stream only, we need a backup solution. Hard drives don't last forever!

    Further, including Amazon HD content purchases, once downloaded those purchases can't always be downloaded again, if I have a library of Amazon HD movies at $20 or less each there needs to be a way to preserve the copyright holders restriction and allow the consumer to preserve their purchase.

    Even just a drive mirroring would be good! The existing drive encryption appears solid and trustworthy, just enable raid 1 drive mirroring.
  2. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

    May 7, 2006
    couldn't you use a program to transfer the files to a pc then back to the new drive?
  3. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    Not all recorded content is downloadable/transferable.
  4. telemark

    telemark New Member

    Nov 12, 2013
  5. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    I believe that was an option until TiVo closed the door on third party esata devices, I hasn't heard of Weakness option but I'm not sure if it's a real backup or a raid external drive expansion. It does say that this external raid backup replaces the internal drive, I believe this just a external raid.

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