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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

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

  1. Aug 26, 2013 #581 of 3265
    Rkkeller

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    One other question so I can prepare as I want to order this week, what tools are needed to swap the HD's?

    I also think I heard the model with the antenna is a little different???
     
  2. Aug 26, 2013 #582 of 3265
    ppartekim

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    Yep, the one I ordered and it arrived this morning (a day early)...

    Basically, after amseven11 showed how easy the upgrade was, the floodgates opened and folks started buying (including me). Since the 4TB are still expensive and there is a rumor of a possible hitch in using the 4TB, most are playing safe with the 3TB.

    So, it doesn't surprise me at all that Amazon is currently out of WD AV-GP 3TB drives.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2013 #583 of 3265
    ppartekim

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    Have you looked at Post #1? amseven11 updated it with what he used for his upgrade on a basic.. probably the same tools for the other two.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2013 #584 of 3265
    lpwcomp

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    2-yr warranty vs. 3-yr, no support for ATA streaming command set, which may or may not be necessary.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2013 #585 of 3265
    monkeydust

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    Thank you.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2013 #586 of 3265
    chg

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    Yeah, it keeps going in and out of stock, directly from Amazon. Anyone interested should just keep checking.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2013 #587 of 3265
    Rebate_King

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    I'm not sure sure about that. It looks like the plus and pro have the same chasis as the premiere boxes. I'm guessing you would only need one tool for those models.

    Can anyone confirm for sure?
     
  8. Aug 26, 2013 #588 of 3265
    NYHeel

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    Yeah, really hoping someone will try the 4TB Seagate drive. I'm tempted to do it when I get a Roamio but I don't really have any use for a 4TB drive outside of the Tivo.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2013 #589 of 3265
    series5orpremier

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    The increased demand also caused the 2TB to go up $2 in price on Amazon; glad I ordered mine before that.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2013 #590 of 3265
    astrohip

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    Weaknees has said there are issues trying to use 4TB. So I think you will find most people here reluctant to try one, unless they happen to have one laying around they are willing to play with. Certainly no one would buy one just for this purpose, until more info is available.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2013 #591 of 3265
    TC25D

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    I have to chuckle every time I read yet another post from someone who wants someone else to perform an experiment. :D
     
  12. Aug 26, 2013 #592 of 3265
    jmbach

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    I kinda agree with you. That is still useful information once we can verify it. Another important information point is what partitions are actually created / stored right after the drive is ready for prime time.
     
  13. Aug 26, 2013 #593 of 3265
    lessd

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    I get my Plus on the 28th and will be testing as much as I can.
     
  14. Aug 26, 2013 #594 of 3265
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    That was a very good idea, to try that.

    I wonder why it took so long... I used DVRBARS, in Full-Backup Mode, to backup a TiVo HD 2TB drive as well as a Premiere 2-tuner 2TB drive. It only took 4 hours, per drive, via USB3-to-SATA3 StarTech dual drive dock, on a three year old budget laptop, with a USB3 SIIG expresscard adapter (NEC chipset), running Win7 Home Premium 64-bit.

    EDIT/ADD: I did change the priority level in Task Manager to "realtime" for DVRBARS, and made sure nothing unnecessary was running, as well as not doing any other tasks. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I never tried leaving the priority at "normal", just to see if it did.

    I also bought a similar StarTech dual drive dock, with one bay for PATA, but it wouldn't work, the drive(s) would just make horrible noises once spun-up, and would spin-down, spin-back up, and DVRBARS aborted. Likely was unlucky enough to get a bad dock, and waited over 30 days to try it out...
     
  15. Aug 26, 2013 #595 of 3265
    aaronwt

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    Not everyone has a 4TB drive lying around. I have a dozen 3TB drives in use but no 4TB drives. If I had the Plus and a 4TB drive I would give it a try.
     
  16. Aug 26, 2013 #596 of 3265
    NYHeel

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    If there was a store that would let me return the drive if it didnt work I'd probably give it a try.
     
  17. Aug 26, 2013 #597 of 3265
    ppartekim

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    Guess you don't live near a Fry's then... :rolleyes:
     
  18. Aug 26, 2013 #598 of 3265
    jmpage2

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    Amazon.com
     
  19. Aug 26, 2013 #599 of 3265
    jmpage2

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    85% of the country doesnt live "near a Frys" and for those that do its often a 1+ hour drive each way.
     
  20. Aug 26, 2013 #600 of 3265
    NYHeel

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    Don't live near a Frys and amazon doesn't have the Seagate pipeline drive at 4TB.
     

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