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Is a 1T My Book AV DVR Expander the largest a PRO can handle?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    We already own multiple 1T Western Digital My Book Expanders (and I see they can be hooked-up to the PRO), but is 1T the only size that can be used? I see Amazon sells a 3T MyBook but I have no idea if that would work on the PRO?

    Is there a limit as to what size the external drive can be?
     
  2. spaldingclan

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    yes, there's an old 500gig one too that works but the limit is 1tb...box will say if it's Tivo compatible
     
  3. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Thanks SC! :up:

    The drives we have now are currently hooked-up to other TiVos, but I think we're going to remove one and pair it up with the PRO.
     
  4. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

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    You do not want to use the external Expanders.. when they fail you lose all the recordings made with them attached since the recordings are striped.
    At this time 3TB is the limit for a Roamio with user-based upgrades.
     
  5. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    I do understand what you're saying Diane but we've been using them for just under 4 years without issue. We hope our good luck will continue.

    What does your last sentence mean though? Are you saying you can use a 3T external drive?
     
  6. lgnad

    lgnad Pantless Mofo

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    3tb internal, 1tb external is the "official" maximums.

    There is a thread or two on here about the efforts towards internal 4gb....


    Weaknees.com is selling up to 8tb upgrades, for a premium.

    $350 for internal 4tb, do it yourself install

    $250 for 2tb external, $400 for 4tb

    $699 for 8tb, do it yourself install of 4tb internal +4tb external.
     
  7. pwlcheng

    pwlcheng New Member

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    All hard drives have their life expectancy and will eventually die without warning. Just imaging if your hard drive stops working suddenly and all your recordings are gone, what will you do?
     
  8. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Thanks Ignad ~ great info! :up:

    What will I do? Go on living I suppose? :p (I imagine you're joking, right?)
     

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