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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by amseven11, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Aug 20, 2013 #1 of 3265
    amseven11

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    Upgrade your Roamio with a new drive. No discs needed.

    What you need:
    T8 Screw driver
    T10 Screw Driver
    New Hard Drive

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  2. Aug 20, 2013 #2 of 3265
    Philmatic

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    No one knows anything yet... the only way to expand it as of now is to plug in an external TiVo certified drive.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2013 #3 of 3265
    amseven11

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    gotcha, so the process to upgrade the premiere's won't work (for now at least)?
     
  4. Aug 20, 2013 #4 of 3265
    Philmatic

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    Maybe? We will honestly find out tomorrow when normal people start getting and tinkering with them. It's possible they didn't change anything and the existing tools will just work?

    Although my gut tells me that *some* changes were required to support drives greater than 2TB. And some forum member alluded to TiVo moving the OS to some onboard flash storage, which would change how the OS is structured and likely break existing upgrade tools.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2013 #5 of 3265
    MeInDallas

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    I read this somewhere and now I cant find it, what thread is that in? :eek:
     
  6. Aug 20, 2013 #6 of 3265
    amseven11

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    oh ok cool, well hopefully we can use this thread to keep track of the status. I know with directv's THR22 the OS was on the board like all other D boxes so just replacing the drive made it reload the OS on first boot. Would be sweet if it was that easy but like you said we will wait and see.
     
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    Philmatic

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    JohnnyO

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    As a few other posts today have asked -- I wonder if the base unit has a 2.5" form factor drive. That could be the reason the base unit is only 500 GB.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2013 #10 of 3265
    tivogurl

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    I'm waiting to see what Weaknees offers.
     
  11. Aug 21, 2013 #11 of 3265
    ppartekim

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    Weakness or any how-to-doc since 500GB is just WAY too small.. I live near Fry's (electronics wonderland), just need instructions..
     
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    sdsvtdriver

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    ppartekim

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    Cool. Since they are able to offer it so quickly it most be a fairly simple upgrade..

    But if I want the free Stream do I have to order from TiVo vs Amazon vs Weaknees..
     
  14. Aug 21, 2013 #14 of 3265
    aaronwt

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    That was quick. Although with the discount coupons the 3TB Roamio Plus with coupon is only $15 less than the Roamio Pro price with coupon.

    And I don't see an option for a 4TB drive yet.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2013 #15 of 3265
    Am_I_Evil

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    i'm curious if the same process used for the premiere works for these...if no one tries before i get mine i may just pull out the drive and attempt it...
     
  16. Aug 21, 2013 #16 of 3265
    NYHeel

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    If that earlier rumor about the OS being on Flash is correct it's possible you just need to stick a new drive in and that's it. Now it's unlikely that it works this way but it's certainly possible.

    If you look at weaknees, they're only marking up the Plus $100 for 2TB and $170 for 3TB. They charge $200 for a simple premiere 2TB upgrade drive. Maybe they're charging less because the upgrade is so simple.
     
  17. Aug 21, 2013 #17 of 3265
    ppartekim

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    Huh? My math on the 3TB is $449 - $199 (base) = $250 difference (not $170).
     
  18. Aug 21, 2013 #18 of 3265
    aaronwt

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    Don't they also keep the original drive? That would account for the price difference. Since when you buy a standalone drive, you are keeping the drive you are replacing.
     
  19. Aug 21, 2013 #19 of 3265
    Dan203

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    He's talking about the Plus. It's $399 stock with a 1TB drive. They're charging $499 for 2TB and $569 for 3TB.
     
  20. Aug 21, 2013 #20 of 3265
    tivogurl

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    The 2TB base Roamio from Weaknees looks pretty sweet.
     

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