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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

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

  1. Sep 7, 2013 #1041 of 3265
    Crrink

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    Yeah, I may well be remembering incorrectly - it was a long time ago, and I've done so many drive upgrades over the years that some of them tend to blur together.
    But I figured, for those who already have a dock, might as well take the 2 minutes to see if it works before you start digging into the guts of your PC.
    YMMV, of course.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2013 #1042 of 3265
    Crrink

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    You are probably correct...apologies to all if I gave the wrong information.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2013 #1043 of 3265
    lessd

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    I know for sure you are correct, warm reboot was the problem in the Series 3, don't know about any other TiVo models as I disable Widdle3 on all WD drives.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2013 #1044 of 3265
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Newegg will replace the drive if it is defective, and also pay for return shipping. I think if it is within 28 or 30 days of purchase.

    I recently exchanged a new Seagate 3TB drive that failed the Seagate DIagnostics. The Newegg policies state that they will cover return shipping for a defective item within the return period. But you need to contact them to get the free return shipping. It defaults to making yo pay for return shipping.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2013 #1045 of 3265
    late for dinner

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    so far so good, everything seems to be working perfectly.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2013 #1046 of 3265
    LSpera

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    For what it's worth I purchased a Roamio Plus today. I transplanted my 2TB drive from my Premier to the Roamio without any formatting and it worked 100%. It didn't bring over any of my shows but I did not need to format the drive or anything and it's showing as having 315+ hours of free space.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2013 #1047 of 3265
    ThreeSoFar

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    Question for the group here: What do we think is happening in this case? Is the drive being entirely reformatted and loaded with the new Roamio OS? Or is the Roamio somehow able to use the Premiere OS load? I believe it must be the former.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2013 #1048 of 3265
    jmpage2

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    I expect it runs a script that blows out the partition table, does a quick format and that's it v
     
  9. Sep 7, 2013 #1049 of 3265
    ggieseke

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    Unless it takes about 8 hours even with a SATA or USB3 connection I'm sure you're right.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2013 #1050 of 3265
    Joe Siegler

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    From yesterday. CW here in Dallas is 1080i. And like someone else pointed, there's a 480i subchannel. Two of them, actually.

    33.1 is CW
    33.2 is Antenna TV
    33.3 is "This TV".

    I'm very much looking forward to this new HD arrangement in Roamio. In 13 years, I've never opened any of my TiVos I've had (going back to the earliest models). This changes things for me.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2013 #1051 of 3265
    lessd

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    I think the firmware built into the Roamio first looks for a matching TSN on the drive, not finding one it will re-format the drive, I am going to test out this theory with a 2nd Roamio I now have for a friend by putting the original formatted 1Tb drive that was in my first Roamio Plus into the 2nd Roamio and see what happens. If it works this way it saves the C&D all you had to do when you switched drives within the same model.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2013 #1052 of 3265
    cmeinck

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    TC25D

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    The first one - It has also been mentioned multiple times in this thread.
     
  14. Sep 8, 2013 #1054 of 3265
    Am_I_Evil

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    i bought the AV 3TB drive new on eBay for $130 (but it now) w/free expedited shipping and no tax...just throwing out another option for people...
     
  15. Sep 8, 2013 #1055 of 3265
    Surrealone

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    I'm doing the upgrade now I have a plus and I'm upgrading the drive to 3tb drive.
    Will my season pass and CC pairing all be save on the Roamio flash or will I need to repair the CC and redo my SP?
     
  16. Sep 8, 2013 #1056 of 3265
    ggieseke

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    Nothing is saved on the flash. You will have to start off from ground zero again.
     
  17. Sep 8, 2013 #1057 of 3265
    Surrealone

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    really thats odd seems like pairing is saved my CC card came right up my SP did not.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2013 #1058 of 3265
    keenanSR

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    Can you switch them over using the SP manager page at the TiVo website? As long as you haven't decommissioned your previous TiVo it might work.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2013 #1059 of 3265
    HarperVision

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    FAIK, the Host ID of the TiVo is on the main board of the TiVo, not the hard drive, and pairs to the cablecard ID. So swapping HDs "shouldn't" matter, but I know it's been mentioned here a few times that it doesn't seem to be the case.

    FWIW, I took the paired cc out of my TiVo and put in my HDHR Prime to test something out and when I put it back into the TiVo afterwards it acted like I would have to go through cc setup again. It was very late last night so I went to bed. When I got up this AM it was all re-paired and good to go again though. Maybe when swapping HDs you can just try to wait a bit and let the headend re-pair with the card and see what happens? Has anyone left it sit for awhile after doing that?
     
  20. Sep 8, 2013 #1060 of 3265
    Surrealone

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    Ok this is what happend I unplugged my S3 and the SP was still on the tivo site plugged in my Roamio and bam was able to transfer my SP to the Roamio. So for mext trick I pulled the HDD out of my Roamio and installed the new drive (super easy) Setup was easy just had to do the guided setup after it was all done I went onto the Tivo site but my SP was blank.

    Plan B
    put drive back in Tivo sync with tivo site pull drive and replace 3TB drive that is setup already and see if I can just sync it back.

    I think the guided setup is what zapped my SP.
    I will have the magic answer in 30 min.
     

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