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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

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

  1. Aug 23, 2013 #281 of 3265
    NJChris

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    Don't we still need to confirm that a drive can be put in after the initial setup was already done with the original drive?

    It's only 1 person so far that's tried this, but did it before initial setup.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2013 #282 of 3265
    jmpage2

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    People are interested in seeing the following scenarios;

    1. Upgrade drive filled to capacity without issues.
    2. Upgrade drive installed after initial boot-up and installation of factory drive.
    3. Format/replace drive multiple times (to insure no "replacement limit" factor).

    As far as "needing" this info... I don't know that anyone needs it other than curiosity. It would be surprising if any of this became a roadblock, although it is possible.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2013 #283 of 3265
    cherry ghost

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    Any chance amseven11 wants to put the original drive back in and go through the setup to see what happens?
     
  4. Aug 23, 2013 #284 of 3265
    jcthorne

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    I just ordered the 2TB EURS WD from amazon for delivery tomorrow for $95. Hope this goes well for a Roamio that has already been through setup....

    The only 3TB drives that were available for Sat delivery were used returns. I have not had the best luck with those. I never filled the 2TB in my Premiere so this will be sufficient with my server behind it. 500GB is NOT.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2013 #285 of 3265
    Am_I_Evil

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    getting both my Roamio Plus and a WD30EURS on tuesday...hope all goes well...

    (hope to get the drive on tuesday, that was the estimated date from ebay...$130 flat for a brand new drive)
     
  6. Aug 23, 2013 #286 of 3265
    jmpage2

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    You have the base Roamio? That drive might not work if it's not a single height drive.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2013 #287 of 3265
    Am_I_Evil

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    there's plenty of room...they used a half height drive but there's room for a full size...
     
  8. Aug 23, 2013 #288 of 3265
    Big Boy Laroux

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    I wash myself just fine and I got a Pro.

    Now - I knew a hard drive upgrade was inevitable, but I had no idea it would go this fast in upgrading drives. But, really, it's not THAT much more expensive to get a pro right now.

    Plus ($374 at weaknees) + 3 TB drive ($120-$140 based on amazon prices) = $494

    I got my Pro for $559 at weaknees. So $65 more, knowing i could get it right away and (although it probably isn't a huge deal) I haven't tampered with the box.

    I upgraded drives in both my Tivo HDs, so i don't really care about opening the box, just saying for $65, it's worth it to me to just get the Pro. I'm not sure what i would actually do with a spare 1 TB drive... my PC already has much bigger.

    (Sorry for replying to a post so many pages ago. :) )
     
  9. Aug 23, 2013 #289 of 3265
    TC25D

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    According to the WD site, the WD20EURS and WD30EURS are the same size.

    WD30EURS
    Height 1.028 Inches
    Depth 5.787 Inches
    Width 4.00 Inches
    Weight 1.61 Pound

    WD20EURS
    Height 1.028 Inches
    Depth 5.787 Inches
    Width 4.00 Inches
    Weight 1.40 Pounds
     
  10. Aug 23, 2013 #290 of 3265
    gothaggis

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    welp, this thread convinced me to pick up a roamio base model (was going to hold off since the stream coupon is gone) - also picked up the WD20EURS drive from amazon for same day delivery. roamio should be here tomorrow. thanks for the update!
     
  11. Aug 23, 2013 #291 of 3265
    jcthorne

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    The Seagate pipeline drive in the stock base Roamio is a standard half height drive, not a thin slimline drive.

    The 2TB EURS is the same size.
     
  12. Aug 23, 2013 #292 of 3265
    trip1eX

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    YOu forgot the extra 1 TB drive you'd get with the Plus which you could then Ebay or throw into your desktop pc.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2013 #293 of 3265
    Big Boy Laroux

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    No I didn't forget - i mention it. See end of post. but you are right i should include in my cost. So maybe $50 on ebay?

    I'm not saying the Pro is a better deal by any stretch. Just saying it's not so astronomical - to me it was worth being able to get right away and just hit the ground running with recording. And believe me, I agonized over it (knowing a drive upgrade was inevitable), and even considered canceling my order... but it already shipped. :)
     
  14. Aug 23, 2013 #294 of 3265
    lessd

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    You want this information so you would know that if your hard drive went south you could do a simple replacement without any problems. (except re-pair the cable card)
     
  15. Aug 23, 2013 #295 of 3265
    jmpage2

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    I agree. Awaiting on you or someone else who wants to do this experiment with a brand new box.
     
  16. Aug 23, 2013 #296 of 3265
    trip1eX

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    Yeah should be listed as cost (discount) for this math problem. $40 profit is more likely.

    Nothing wrong with getting a Pro. And in the grand scheme of things, after paying your cable sub every month for 3 years plus the total cost of your Tivo, the extra $100 is a drop in the bucket.
     
  17. Aug 23, 2013 #297 of 3265
    lessd

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    I get my plus on the 21st, I will try it then, I would also want to know if a replacement drive had old TiVo software on it would the reformat take place, or if the drive had been used with a PC , another thing could a smaller drive be used than the one shipped with the Roamio, so say you ordered a pro and the 3Tb drive went south and you did not need 450 hours of record time, could your replacement be say a 2Tb drive.
     
  18. Aug 23, 2013 #298 of 3265
    jmpage2

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    If you do a replacement it's going to be "blank" with whatever stub software is on the flash of the Roamio... so it should not matter if the old drive was larger, it will just be reformatted with the lower capacity, the software will need update, and you will have to re-run guided setup... naturally you will have no recordings.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2013 #299 of 3265
    innocentfreak

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    So you got it 2 days ago? ;)
     
  20. Aug 23, 2013 #300 of 3265
    NYHeel

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    I'm really curious to see if a 4TB drive will work. Hopefully someone will be brave enough to try it.
     

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