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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

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

  1. Sep 6, 2013 #1021 of 3265
    Joe Siegler

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    If I remember to do that later when I'm off the computer, I'll let you know. I'm in D/FW.
     
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    lpwcomp

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    Just checked and it is 1080i here as well.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2013 #1023 of 3265
    HeatherA

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    Rebooted both ways and no problem whatsoever. Guess I'm good with the green hard drive. Thanks for the tips.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2013 #1024 of 3265
    PaulNEPats

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    Returning my 3TB WD Red drive to newegg. I've had constant audio and pixelation issues since having it installed for recordings. I didn't have this issue with the stock drive.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2013 #1025 of 3265
    Davelnlr_

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    The C band satellite feed is 1080i. Local stations can change it to suit their needs. Ours maintains the 1080i, and adds a 480 subchannel.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2013 #1026 of 3265
    ThAbtO

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    Here is a thought.

    Can the roamio (internal drive upgraded or not), use an external eSATA drive with a blank drive installed (and have the roamio initialize it)? As opposed to the official Tivo Expander (with either the original Tivo initialized or blank drive.)

    I think only the expander with original (not blank) will work.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2013 #1027 of 3265
    lpwcomp

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    I've never seen any information to indicate that there is anything on an expander drive prior to it being attached to a DVR. After all, it is a "WD DVR Expander" , not a "TiVo Expander". The TiVo s/w is simply setup to only allow the use of specific models.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2013 #1028 of 3265
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    I was thinking that if the roamio starts off with a blank drive, shouldn't you be able to use blank drive in an external eSATA enclosure?
     
  9. Sep 7, 2013 #1029 of 3265
    Joe Siegler

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    To me if I can add to about 400 Hrs via an internal drive, I think that's enough, I wouldn't bother with an eSata external if i have that large of a drive inside the box.

    If I really needed that much space, I could always offload some of it to my computer elsewhere in the house where I have something like 8TB of space for that kind of stuff, and there is no real limit to how much I can put there. There is on the TiVo itself.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2013 #1030 of 3265
    lpwcomp

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    My point is that the drive in a never used DVR expander is a blank drive.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2013 #1031 of 3265
    lpwcomp

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    But think of the poor people who can't offload much because they have TWC.

    Edit: Although I wouldn't add an external either.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2013 #1032 of 3265
    Joe Siegler

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    Time Warner Cable? I actually have them. But I don't use cable TV. BECAUSE I'M POOR. What's your point in mentioning poor people? I was talking about issues unrelated to that.

    I'm antenna only, and I save most everything I record after I watch it (save for sports and news). Builds up over time. :)
     
  13. Sep 7, 2013 #1033 of 3265
    ThAbtO

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    I never looked at my old Tivo endorsed WD Expander drive.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2013 #1034 of 3265
    lpwcomp

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    I was using poor as in "pitiable", not "indigent". TWC is known for marking all but local channels as "Copy Once" which means that most of their stuff cannot be offloaded.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2013 #1035 of 3265
    Thom

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    What software are you using to examine the Roamio partition entries? I've used pdisk in the past, but I believe it doesn't work with the Roamio's 64-bit partition tables?
     
  16. Sep 7, 2013 #1036 of 3265
    ggieseke

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    Just my eyes and a hex editor (HxD) to open the drive. It's still basically APM, but different enough that none of the existing tools that I know about will work.
     
  17. Sep 7, 2013 #1037 of 3265
    DCIFRTHS

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    It's probably $9 because it's Saturday delivery. Overnight on business is till $3 per item on business days.
     
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    DCIFRTHS

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    Almost positive that it was a warm reboot (form with in the menus) that caused the reboot issue.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2013 #1039 of 3265
    late for dinner

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    I decided not to wait until I can get an order from Amazon and just pick one up locally this morning. I have my original premier drive ready to put back into its original slot and use the 2TB drive I had in the premier. As a plus there is not a single show on there that I need to keep.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2013 #1040 of 3265
    Crrink

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    Disappointing to hear.
    I haven't used our Roamio Basic much yet, but so far have seen no issues with the Red drive I used.
    I believe Newegg will charge a restocking fee - if so, it might be worthwhile to try to determine if there are any issues with the drive itself, and if so, do a warranty claim with Western Digital.

    It was a little bit of a leap of faith to choose a Red drive over a Green one (saving $25 was the motivation for this.) So far this is the quietest hard drive I've ever owned, so I'm hoping it will work out well long term for me.

    Anyway, good luck, and if you do determine the drive is faulty, I'd love to hear about it - would give me a little peace of mind :)
     

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