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Tivo drive replacement

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by ericl007, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. ericl007

    ericl007 New Member

    Oct 16, 2010
    this may seem a bit odd to most, but I have a failed tivo drive for tivo series 3 TCD648250B - can I pop in a working drive from a TCD652160 ??
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    No, the Tivo software is slightly different.
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Not only is the software slightly different, you can't put the correct software on it because you need at least a 250GB drive, and the S3 HD drive is only 160GB.

    Better to keep that HD drive in the HD or on a shelf as a back up for the HD, then scrounge up a drive at least 250GB large and put a 648 image on it and make sure it works so that you know the only thing wrong is the original drive.

    After that we'll talk about installing a 1 to 2TB drive so that you have plenty of space.

    Somewhere in the "don't PM me" thread, I've got a link to a 648 image, search my user name in that thread to find it.

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