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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

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

  1. Aug 23, 2013 #421 of 3265
    amseven11

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    I still have the stock drive from the first Roamio (It was never booted) I got, I can hook it up to a PC and see whats on it if you like?
     
  2. Aug 23, 2013 #422 of 3265
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Yep. It's not like nobody had already mentioned that. I feared we'd have to wait, while the impatient get one answer per person willing to open their new TiVo. :(

    Funny, that I got accused of being impatient, not that long ago, just because I suggested a few things to try with the upgrade drive installed, while the original was still factory-fresh...
     
  3. Aug 23, 2013 #423 of 3265
    jmpage2

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    Sounds like the factory drive has software already on it.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2013 #424 of 3265
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    A PC won't see anything. You'd have to get DVRBARS and use it to make a compressed full backup, then send it over to the author.

    Whatever you do, don't fire up windows disk manager and try to take a look. That has always been a fatal (to the TiVo drive) mistake, in the past.

    If you use DVRBARS to make a FULL backup, which should be small in size, you can send a copy for analysis, and you also have a backup. Then if you try seeing if Windows disk manager recognizes the drive, and it nukes it, you can restore it back to exactly how it was.

    I never caught the fact that you had two, sorry for the confusion. :eek:
     
  5. Aug 23, 2013 #425 of 3265
    MeInDallas

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    Did you get the same model as before, and did it have a Seagate in it as well?
     
  6. Aug 23, 2013 #426 of 3265
    amseven11

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    Im a mac user but have a extra desktop PC down stairs if you can send me a link to the program I need to use to back up the original drive Ill do it soon as I'm done updating this second Tivo. Just send me the details and Ill do it tonight.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2013 #427 of 3265
    amseven11

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    I did get the same entry level Roamio as before, however I havent opened the case yet to change the hard drive. Im going through the setup with the stock drive then upgrading because people had some concerns if it would work this way so I'm being the Guinea pig :D
     
  8. Aug 23, 2013 #428 of 3265
    MeInDallas

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    Oh yea thats right sorry :eek: ;)
     
  9. Aug 23, 2013 #429 of 3265
    amseven11

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    No worries, almost done with the stock process, will be opening in a minute and will take a pic of the stock drive.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2013 #430 of 3265
    amseven11

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    Same seagate inside:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Aug 23, 2013 #431 of 3265
    amseven11

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    new drive in, booting up..

    Almost there just a few minutes more screen..

    Now Preparing Update screen (which I now believe is the format process of the hard drive)
     
  12. Aug 23, 2013 #432 of 3265
    amseven11

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    now in guided setup again, will update after this process is complete and I can see the system info.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2013 #433 of 3265
    jfh3

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    Thanks for doing this. :up:
     
  14. Aug 23, 2013 #434 of 3265
    MeInDallas

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    They love using those 500GB Seagates dont they :D
     
  15. Aug 23, 2013 #435 of 3265
    innocentfreak

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    I don't think WD makes the 500gb av drive anymore.
     
  16. Aug 23, 2013 #436 of 3265
    MeInDallas

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    They keep changing that model so much, its the WD5000AVDS now, I think its the cache they keep changing. Was 8 then 16 now its 32MB.
     
  17. Aug 23, 2013 #437 of 3265
    amseven11

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    Process complete:

    [​IMG]

    I tried to look for internal temperature but its not in the system info, I scrolled all the way to bottom and nothing.

    Anyways this shows you can upgrade after setting it up (you do have to setup everything again from scratch after replacing the hard drive).
     
  18. Aug 23, 2013 #438 of 3265
    jfh3

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    Very cool. Thanks!
     
  19. Aug 23, 2013 #439 of 3265
    Dan203

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    Awesome! Thanks for trying.

    If you want to get really funky throw the orignal drive back in there and see if it'll still boot. Or if it has to go through the whole process again. Could end up wasting a lot of time, so try at your own risk.
     
  20. Aug 23, 2013 #440 of 3265
    wazzupg

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    I can't wait until some tries a 3 GB or 4 GB hard drive in the Roamio.:D
     

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