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Roamio is way faster transferring to PC.

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Tanquen, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Tanquen

    Tanquen Member

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    I'm getting 8-12Mbps from my HD TiVo's but I just tried the Roamio and got 95MBps. Wow, I may start moving shows to the NAS and not worry about local TiVo drive space anymore. :)
     
  2. Sixto

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    Yeah, I'm getting a little less then 100Mbps to PC, and 180-190Mbps between Roamio's. Awesome speed. I transferred about 20 shows from a Plus to a new Pro last night and it flew.
     
  3. NJguy

    NJguy New Member

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    I'm thinking of upgrading the 1GB drive to an 3GB drive in my Plus (since I have one from work). Any suggestion on loading the shows on my plus hard drive to the new hard drive. I only have 1 Roamio so I cannot connect two.
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    You can only transfer to/from tivo and computers or another tivo, and also one at a time.
     
  5. Tanquen

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    There was a boot disc that you used with a PC and the two drives. You would copy the one to the new drive and then resize the partition. Not sure if you can use that same utility and newer TiVo’s with 2.6TB drives.

    I’m using KMTTG TiVo now to move shows of my HD units. You should be able to do that and almost 10 times faster. You can select and queue up as many shows as you like and it will save a .TiVo and .MPG file but I’m not sure about putting them back. At least you would still be able to watch them. I thought I saw some say they could play the .TiVo files from their PC on the TiVo. ???
     
  6. Dec 1, 2013 #6 of 11
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    None of the existing tools (MFSLive, WinMFS, jmfs, etc) will work on a Roamio. I'm working on a new program but it's probably several months away.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2013 #7 of 11
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    You should be getting those same fast 180Mb/s speeds to the PC too.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2013 #8 of 11
    Sixto

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    Yeah, I thought that too, but haven't seen it with kmttg, and the PC is gigabit and to the same gigabit switch as the Roamio's. I need to figure this out.
     
  9. Dec 1, 2013 #9 of 11
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Roamio->Roamio has no overhead and transfers the stream as is (and in TS container). TTG on the other hand involves decrypt,demux,remux,encrypt and unless you have VideoRedo you will want to transfer in PS container if you want to decrypt it which is slower than TS container, so it's expected that TTG transfers are slower than MRV transfers.

    You can probably get faster transfers enabling TS transfers in kmttg, but as mentioned if you are planning on decrypting the transfers then it won't be much good to you unless you have VideoRedo.
     
  10. Tanquen

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    Remember that’s 180Mbps and not 180MB/s. From Tom’s Hardware: So what is a gigabit? It is 1,000 megabits, not 1,000 megabytes. There are eight bits in a single byte, so let’s do the math: 1,000,000,000 bits divided by 8 bits = 125,000,000 bytes. There are about a million bytes in a megabyte, therefore a gigabit network should be capable of delivering a theoretical maximum transfer of about 125 MB/s.

    Even at the max of 125MB/s there are headroom issues that get their take. On my all gigabit network I max out at 100MB/s between devices. So my 95-ish Mbps is only really like 10MB/s. I’d love to see 180Mbps but like the HD TiVo’s at 14MBps-ish max, even if they are not doing anything else I think they limit the bandwidth so the drive has enough bandwidth for recording and playback at any moment.
     
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I see around those speeds with transfers using TiVo Desktop and KMTTG from my Roamio Pro. My Roamio basic doesn't go past 95Mb/s whether using a wired(which is expected since it's 100BT) or a 5Ghz wireless connection(I had hoped the wireless would be faster but it must be routed through the ethernet connection or something).

    On my gigabit network I'll easily exceed 900Mb/s throughput between PCs. I've never had issues with it only maxing out at 800Mb/s.
     

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