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Other external drives?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by HuskerMn, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. HuskerMn

    HuskerMn New Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    Are there any drives other than the WD Expanders which will work with TiVo?
  2. scottfll954

    scottfll954 Member

    Jul 31, 2012
    I know this is not the answer you are looking for..

    But for 99.00 at best buy .. it was no brainier for me

    check them out...
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    The Tivo expander drives are the only supported external drives that are Plug-N-Play. Others you have to remove the internal Tivo drive and hook up with the external and use WinMFS's MFSAdd.

    Keep in mind that if either drive fails, you will lose recordings that were stored since the addition of the external.
  4. theraven146

    theraven146 New Member

    Jul 25, 2012
    I guess as of now, only Western Digital offers a comprehensive dvr expander for your Tivo. It features

    • eSATA cable
    • AC adapter
    • Quick Install Guide

    You can store upto 1TB of contents.
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    The TiVo has onboard in the TiVo software somewhere a list of Western Digital drive model numbers, a very short list, and the actual model number of the actual drive inside your external eSATA enclosure has to be on that list, 'cause the TiVo knows how to ask the actual drive what its actual model number is.

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