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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

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

  1. Aug 21, 2013 #21 of 3265
    Dan203

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    I can't decide between a Plus and a basic. I really wish we knew if these could be upgraded ourselves. If they can I'll probably pick up a basic from TiVo, with free Stream, and a 2TB drive from Amazon. I should be able to sell the Stream to offset the cost of the drive and get a 2TB upgrade for free.

    However if Weaknees has some secret sauce that makes it so only they can upgrade then I'll probably just buy one from them.
     
  2. Aug 21, 2013 #22 of 3265
    ppartekim

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    Since I need OTA, I am stuck with the Basic.. So, really want to upgrade myself so I can get the free Stream and a 3TB drive..
     
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    bradleys

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    Different physical tools to open the box, but do the current software tools work on the new models?

    That there is the question!

    Since they got this done so quickly, I am optimistic!
     
  6. Aug 21, 2013 #26 of 3265
    innocentfreak

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    They don't say. They actually had a bit of a backlash around the launch of the Premiere because they wouldn't share how they were able to upgrade the drives.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2013 #27 of 3265
    steve614

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    Wow, I expected things to be tight due to the smaller form factor, but that's crazy. Very little free space in that thing.
    The hard drive makes everything else look miniaturized. :p

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    Photo courtesy of Dave's blog
     

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    innocentfreak

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    Almost looks like a 2.5 drive would have been a better option.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2013 #29 of 3265
    ppartekim

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    Actually looks like a lot more room in there than in my Mac Mini.... ;) And I still upgraded all those I had..
     
  10. Aug 21, 2013 #30 of 3265
    Dan203

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    So who's going to try upgrading first?
     
  11. Aug 21, 2013 #31 of 3265
    MeInDallas

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    Holy moly that thing is little! :eek:
     
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    Dan203

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    I was just about to pull the trigger on a Basic when I remembered that it doesn't do MoCa and I use my current Elite as a MoCa bridge for my entire entertainment center. Hmmm.... Now I have to decide if I should just get a Plus or buy another MoCa adapter.
     
  13. Aug 21, 2013 #33 of 3265
    amseven11

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    Mine arrive tomorrow so if no one has tried by then I will certainly give it a shot.
     
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    aaronwt

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    Dan203

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    No fan = quiet :)
     
  16. Aug 21, 2013 #36 of 3265
    amseven11

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    I believe the fan is on the same side as the coax so it might not be viewable?
     
  17. Aug 21, 2013 #37 of 3265
    amseven11

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    nevermind I see the fan right below the hard drive in the pic.
     
  18. Aug 21, 2013 #38 of 3265
    MeInDallas

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    The pictures of the back of it from the Tivo website, and other places here have no fan on the back.
     
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    aaronwt

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    The only thing I see below the hard drive is the power and SATA connector for the hard drive.

    Or is that it between the PCB and the hard drive? It certainly needs a fan otherwise it would get very hot in that small case without some active air movement.
     
  20. Aug 21, 2013 #40 of 3265
    MeInDallas

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    Oh I see it now, its beside the drive and it blows from side to side!
     

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