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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by amseven11, Aug 20, 2013.
*waits for some to try a 3TB and a 4TB*
but AMAZING news either way
Post a screen shot of the System Information screen so we can see if it is using all the space on the new drive.
Edit - Oops, somebody already posted about checking size.
They work great in my unRAID storage. But I have never tried them in a DVR. But the newer ones do run cool. My 7200rpm 3TB Seagates run as cool or cooler than the 5400rpm WD 3TB drive I have.
I bet with the OS on flash this thing must run so good! OK you sold me on it now!
sure thing! Just closing it up and will go through the setup and post a pic of the record capacity screen.
Yes this is gigantic news if this works for all the Roamios and all drive sizes.
I now have to retract a former statement that there will always be a need for pre-imaged drop-in-and-go drives (at least when it comes to the Series 5/Roamio).
Weaknees did report a 4TB issue, correct?
I wonder how they could overcome that, if all that is needed to get to 3TB is a bare and blank drive...
Now we need to know: Does it work with a non-AV-rated drive? Even if it does, has TiVo enabled using the streaming command set, finally?
Amazon does have this Seagate 4TB available for $190 +$8 shipping http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Video-6Gbs-Drive-Internal/dp/B00C46L1IS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377217794&sr=8-1&keywords=4tb+internal+hard+drive+pipeline
I just looked at the 3TB Pipeline on Newegg and it only shows a 1 year warranty. I thought they would offer more.
Then why does it take so long to boot up?
If its as easy as slapping in the drive then weaknees should be arrested.
The hard drives now typically have a shorter warranty. And the ones that still have 5 years are expensive. But one year is certainly very short. All the 3TB Seagates I've purchased have a 2 year warranty.
Well not arrested.. but surely not paid $120 premium (for the 3TB) over the currently easy DIY version..
Ya got me on that one, I have no clue.
I'm thinking its a misprint on Neweggs part. If you look at that other Pipeline models they have 3 years.
Maybe... But, we're breaking our the champagne (or beer) before we see a pic of the recording capacity, as well as other system info. Let's not forget the "Try filling the drive to capacity, then celebrate" approach...
What does the streaming command set do?
In the past I've never used an AV drive as a replacement drive in a TiVo and they always worked great. But I wonder if it will make any difference now in these Roamio TiVos using a non A/V drive since it is dealing with more read/write streams than in the past?
True test will be the next reboot since the first one did actually have to find the new drive, connections, etc.
Second time should have all that cached and be faster.
Sales of the pro model will end pretty quick.
Booted again going through the set up. Its doing the usual "connecting to tivo, downloading, etc" Once it's done I will update with a status. It should be noted even in the setup you can tell how much faster this thing is.