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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

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

  1. Aug 30, 2013 #781 of 3288
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    After it gets through building the new drive and it's at the first Guided Setup scren, I need a Full backup using DvrBARS. The bad news is that it will probably take about a day to read 3TB depending on your PC and how the drive is connected. Once it's been through GS and has a few recordings (including 4-6 Live TV buffers depending on the model) the backup would probably be too big to transfer over the internet.

    That's probably not an option for most people, but the first contributor gets a free copy of version 2 and anything else I write. :D
     
  2. Aug 30, 2013 #782 of 3288
    GoHokies!

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    DvrBARS is Windows only, right?

    (I only have a Mac)
     
  3. Aug 30, 2013 #783 of 3288
    elwaylite

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    Theodore, Al.
    I agree, the PQ is fantastic. I am able to flip back and forth and the Roamio PQ is better on a given OTA channel than the Dish Hopper with OTA tuner. Im not really understanding it, but its very easy for me to flip back and forth and its noticeable. Amazon VOD files at 1080p/24 are outstanding too.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2013 #784 of 3288
    innocentfreak

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    Hopefully I will have my Pro tonight so I may be able to do it.

    I assume dvrBARS runs fine on Win 8?
     
  5. Aug 30, 2013 #785 of 3288
    lpwcomp

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    John's...
    To anyone willing to take the time and the (completely unknown) risk involved, I propose the following experiment:

    Set up a stock drive in a Basic or Plus, including some SPs and recordings but nothing you don't mind losing.

    Use DD Copy to clone the drive to a 3TB.

    Install the larger drive in the TiVo and see what happens.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2013 #786 of 3288
    ggieseke

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    It should, as long as you're running it under an accout with with admin rights. AFAIK they're putting empty drives in them at the factory, so what I really need is an image of a drive that has been through the first steps of initialization and is already up the the first Guided Setup screen.

    I know that's a big ask...
     
  7. Aug 30, 2013 #787 of 3288
    innocentfreak

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    I just realized I may not have the tools. I know I have some old weaknees tools laying around from when I did my parents DirecTiVo, but I don't know if I still have my full set for the ones needed for Roamio. Too many roommates have walked off with my tools.
     
  8. Aug 30, 2013 #788 of 3288
    jmpage2

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    I think if you use DD you will get no capacity increase since its a raw copy including partition structure.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2013 #789 of 3288
    Bwatford141

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    Sears has a mini torx set for only $8.99.


    http://www.sears.com/craftsman-5-pc...p-00941105000P?prdNo=4&blockNo=4&blockType=G4

    Also, I wouldn't mind letting you borrow mine if you're anywhere near westchase.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2013 #790 of 3288
    Am_I_Evil

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    just tossed a 3TB into my Plus...going through the update process now...
     
  11. Aug 30, 2013 #791 of 3288
    ggieseke

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    I posted a link earlier, but just Google Husky, Torx & Home Depot. The set I use every day cost about $6.

    If that "westchase" is the one in Houston I'll be there tomorrow afternoon after work with bells on. I'm in Pasadena.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2013 #792 of 3288
    bodosom

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    I don't run Windows but if no one else responds and you can use a compressed disk image (via dd) I can put in a 320G or 500G drive I have lying about. Unfortunately I don't have anything larger.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2013 #793 of 3288
    Bwatford141

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    Lol, no sorry I am in Tampa.
     
  14. Aug 30, 2013 #794 of 3288
    ggieseke

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    If it's a dd of a new drive just after it's setup, it should compress down to less than 1GB. I'll take anything, and a free 2GB Dropbox account will more than suffice to transfer that much data.

    Thanks for even considering it.
     
  15. Aug 30, 2013 #795 of 3288
    ggieseke

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    Dag-nab-it!
     
  16. Aug 30, 2013 #796 of 3288
    Rkkeller

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    My Roamio and 3tb HD should be coming tomorrow. As a non techie, I should put in the new HD and then start the Roamio???? It should do everything else.

    Thanks,

    Rich
     
  17. Aug 30, 2013 #797 of 3288
    innocentfreak

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    Thanks, but I am out by USF. Worst case I will hit the Home Depot by Best Buy. I need to look around because I used to have a little set.

    I am still waiting to hear from Best Buy to let me know my order is in so hopefully someone will be able to do a Pro earlier.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2013 #798 of 3288
    Am_I_Evil

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    this is fantastic
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  19. Aug 30, 2013 #799 of 3288
    TC25D

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    Correct.

    Correct.
     
  20. Aug 30, 2013 #800 of 3288
    lpwcomp

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    John's...
    That's a (probably correct) assumption, but we simply do not know the answer. All previous TiVos model required that the drive be configured before installation. It would be useful to know what an R5 does in this situation. Even if it does not increase the space, if the settings and recordings are intact, it means that at least you should be able to replace a failing drive in the future and not lose much if anything.
     

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