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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

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

  1. Aug 29, 2013 #761 of 3265
    consumedsoul

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    I looked at the feet (they've basically fallen off every time I moved the TiVo or upgrading HDs etc.) closely and I swear they're put on upside down (one 'side' of the padding has larger surface area, and I think that's the side that the manufacturers are supposed to have put the adhesive on to connect to TiVo).

    I just ended up super gluing them on eventually so don't have to deal w/ lost feet down the road. :)
     
  2. Aug 29, 2013 #762 of 3265
    MeInDallas

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    Has anyone kept the lid off for a bit during the start up to see how much that little fan blows? Does it seem sufficient? Sure does seem awfully small and thin :eek:
     
  3. Aug 29, 2013 #763 of 3265
    Davelnlr_

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    I dont have one, nor plan on getting one....but I would think it would be useful to write a program to back up the cablecard pairing area...so if you do have to upgrade or replace the drive, you could write the cablecard pairing back to the new drive without the hassle of messing with the cable company.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2013 #764 of 3265
    lessd

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    Only a bit to bit copy will do the cable card thing and today it only takes a phone call to pair a cable card on most cable systems.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2013 #765 of 3265
    pbubel

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    Also the video production industry likes their A/V drives (TV Stations, studios, etc).
     
  6. Aug 30, 2013 #766 of 3265
    sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Your great work with DvrBARS is more important than ever with the launch of a new TiVo hardware platform. Having the ability to upgrade and expand to a larger drive with a storage capacity not available today while preserving recordings will always be very useful IMO. I would say the same for guided setup info, cable card pairing data, etc, but that is likely stored on internal flash now. Having a single utility that will work on all generations of TiVo hardware is also a pretty big deal.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2013 #767 of 3265
    RockinRay

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    My 3TB AV GP drive arrived and it has been installed and is working quite well. No issues on the install at all. Just too simple!

    It now shows 477 HD hours... That is great!
     
  8. Aug 30, 2013 #768 of 3265
    elwaylite

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    Awesome!

    Hopefully as we start filling them no problems show up. Ive used 2% of my 2TB so far.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2013 #769 of 3265
    brettatk

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    Ordered a Roamio Basic and 3TB AV-GP drive from Amazon yesterday. I had gift cards that practically covered the entire cost. I'm hoping both might show up Saturday but it looks like the Roamio will not be here until Tuesday. When it arrives I'll mostly likely add lifetime for $399. I have no plans to move away from OTA. Will probably keep my upgraded Tivo HD connected and load it up with Movies so they'll be ready to watch at any time.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2013 #770 of 3265
    RockinRay

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    We are over the air only and the picture is fantastic!

    For the cable stuff we miss, we purchase season passes on iTunes and play them through an Apple TV. This works very well and saves us quite a bit of money each year.

    Happy to be a cord cutter!

    As this new drive gets some use, I will sure post if there are any issues.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2013 #771 of 3265
    Bwatford141

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    Does Winmfs work with the Roamio. I have had a Plus for a couple of days and would like to upgrade the drive without having to recreate the season passes and losing my recordings.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2013 #772 of 3265
    innocentfreak

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    Not that I know of. DVRbars will be your best hope if they are able to update it.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2013 #773 of 3265
    StevesWeb

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    I used to see those when I was upgrading TeleType machines to 300 bit per second modems.

    ON TOPIC:

    I have a Roamio Basic on order because ATSC is my only option, and I have just ordered the WD-AV 3TB model from Amazon for $137.change
    Amazon ASIN B004W9BKE0. Goodbye stupid Premiere XL with yucky Flash. Hateses it.
     
  14. Aug 30, 2013 #774 of 3265
    innocentfreak

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    As someone who used to have DirecTiVos updated to 500 Hours, this will be nice to be back to that size.
     
  15. Aug 30, 2013 #775 of 3265
    wco81

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    do you guys store whole seasons of shows for years?

    I've always had limited capacity.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2013 #776 of 3265
    innocentfreak

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    Yes until I feel like watching a show, and then I watch a couple. If I like it I will tend to do multiple marathons to catch up. I am in the process of doing this with Castle and recently did it with The Good Wife. If not, I delete the entire series.

    I also record everything and anything that looks remotely interesting. On top of that I set up a ton of season passes for 1 or 2 episodes of reruns for shows like Top Gear in case I feel like watching it.
     
  17. Aug 30, 2013 #777 of 3265
    brettatk

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    I've almost watched everything on my Tivo HD. I plan to have them both hooked up. Will give me a total of like 600 HD hours or so.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2013 #778 of 3265
    ggieseke

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    At this point I can confirm that WinMFS, MFSLive & jmfs won't work on a Roamio without a fairly comprehensive rewrite. The file system is still familiar enough that I think I can figure it out, but there are some major changes that invalidate every previous program including DvrBARS.

    Without a 3TB image I'm stuck. PapaArt's 500GB image (thanks again) was really informative but it doesn't tell me how they broke the 2TB limit. :(
     
  19. Aug 30, 2013 #779 of 3265
    DaveDFW

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    I'll be receiving and installing a 3tb drive in a Plus later today. What do you need?
     
  20. Aug 30, 2013 #780 of 3265
    Bwatford141

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     

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