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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

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

  1. Aug 25, 2013 #561 of 3265
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Cox Cable...
    Maybe that means "Since you installed your own drive, now you get to offer yourself support, not TiVo"

    Perhaps this could be something that proves the stock drive may at least contain enough to identify itself as what belongs inside a stock retail unit, or the TiVo knows at least what model(s) are stock drives...

    Usually "TiVo Customer Support" means a call-center, of course. But in this context, I don't think you should call them and ask about it. That would be like breaking the law, then turning yourself in... :rolleyes:
     
  2. Aug 25, 2013 #562 of 3265
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    kmttg should do the same thing and more, though I don't know if anyone has tested that part of it on an S5 yet. Merging multiple units is a good question, but it keeps the correct order and also supports wishlists.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2013 #563 of 3265
    series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Active Member

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    My unmodified base Roamio says 'TiVo Customer Support' too, so no, they're not shaming you yet. :D
     
  4. Aug 25, 2013 #564 of 3265
    lpwcomp

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    John's...
    I just had a flash of a CSR with a headset on, slaving over a hot soldering iron between calls. :D
     
  5. Aug 25, 2013 #565 of 3265
    jodell

    jodell TiVo geek

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    Just a FYI. My upgraded Roamio has passed the 75 hour mark for recordings with no problems. As others have stated, the real test is will the whole drive fill up without problems. Will take a lot more recordings to fill the other 235 hours on my drive. :')

    Jeff
     
  6. Aug 25, 2013 #566 of 3265
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Cox Cable...
    That one went right over the top of my head... ...and kept going...

    What was the CSR Rep soldering, the inevitable soon to be refurbished returns, or was it reference to they have the CSRs hand soldering Roamios to keep up with demand? :D

    I haven't seen that one on "Factory Made", "How Do They Do It?", or "How It's Made", of which Discovery has blessed me with their gift of 300+ episodes of, by flagging all episodes in a way that they will record, even if it's already in the NPL, from yesterday... :mad:

    On the bright side, I just missed the last barrage of EAS warnings, because it's a cloudy day in Vegas, so it might rain, which might lead to water, in which case everybody forgets how to drive, and realizes their wiper blades disintegrated in the heat...
     
  7. Aug 25, 2013 #567 of 3265
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    We get that here too. If there is even a hint of a thunder storm we get a flash flood warning every 15 minutes.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2013 #568 of 3265
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Cox Cable...
    Give it 91 days, to fragment for a while, and the warranty to expire. :D JK

    But, that truly is the bar that the absolutes have set.

    I have a feeling I'm about to get corrected by lpwcomp. :)
     
  9. Aug 25, 2013 #569 of 3265
    lpwcomp

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    John's...
    It was based on "Manufacturer Brand" being "TiVo Customer Support", rather than just "TiVo".
     
  10. Aug 25, 2013 #570 of 3265
    darkstar757

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    Roamio Plus Upgrade to 3TB no issues. I have just installed a 3TB drive into my brand new TIVO roamio plus. I am using a Hitachi 7200rpm sata 6 drive and it was a very simple swap and so far I am seeing no issues. I will attempt a 4tb drive very soon!:eek:
     
  11. Aug 25, 2013 #571 of 3265
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Cox Cable...
    If they do, just tell them "It's a TiVo, I'm a Customer, and it needed to Support 3TB". :D
     
  12. Aug 26, 2013 #572 of 3265
    Kobe_No_Means_No

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    I hope someone will try out a 4TB and let us know if it works!

    I have a question, what is a difference between a Seagate Pipeline or WD Video drive vs a normal hard drive? Does it actually make a difference?
     
  13. Aug 26, 2013 #573 of 3265
    Millionaire2K

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    I did "NOT" change my drive and my pro unit also says "TiVo Customer Support"
     
  14. Aug 26, 2013 #574 of 3265
    series5orpremier

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    I don't think 'Manufacturer Brand' refers to the hard drive but the box itself, and since it's a conglomeration of OEM parts they're saying 'call us if you have a hardware problem'.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2013 #575 of 3265
    uberloo

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    Thanks for your responses regarding "Manufacturer Brand" - happy to hear it's consistent across all units. I lol'd at lpwcomp's interpretation :D

    I transferred several hundred GB of shows from an old Premiere to my Roamio yesterday without issues. I also used the new Netflix client for an impromptu binge viewing of the first season of 'The Fall'. It looked and sounded great. So far so good!
     
  16. Aug 26, 2013 #576 of 3265
    Rkkeller

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    As a none techie, are people saying I can just put in a 2-3tb HD with nothing else done and it will run the guided setup and just work????

    Also can someone please give me a link to a decent 3tb HD that will work? I don't want to order the wrong thing.

    THANKS a lot..
     
  17. Aug 26, 2013 #577 of 3265
    tivogurl

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    Yes, it will just work. I'd get a 3TB WD AV-GP. I bought the 2TB version for my Basic.
     
  18. Aug 26, 2013 #578 of 3265
    aaronwt

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    Alot of peple must be ordering the Wd 3TB AV drives. Amazon had a bunch last week for around $137 but by Sunday there were only a few left. And everytime I checked it there were fewer until they were finally out. Since the price with shipping is around $8 more now and the drive is also more at Newegg. I had been considering the upgrade route but went with the Roamio Pro instead.
     
  19. Aug 26, 2013 #579 of 3265
    monkeydust

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    Any reason not to get the WD30EZRX instead?
     
  20. Aug 26, 2013 #580 of 3265
    lessd

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    I just backed up a blank 500Mb drive using DvrBARS, (I know it is blank because I did a low level format on the full drive) the file size was about 980Kb, and a restore was not possible with DvrBARS. The full backup took many hours, I will try this with the virgin 1Tb drive in my new Plus coming on the 28th, but I think the drive will be blank.
     

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