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Will TiVo ever allow for 2TB external?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Bighouse, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Mr. E

    Mr. E New Member

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    No known internal drive upgrades can exceed 2TB, so if you want more storage space then external is the only way to go for now. I'm holding out hope that some day we'll be able to have at least 4TB internally (when the drives come out). After all, if the Premier can access 2TB internal + 2TB external, then it should be able to access it all from one drive.
     
  2. MichaelK

    MichaelK New Member

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    just fyi there's already 4TB drives.

    here's an example:
    http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-Deskstar-0S03364-Frustration-Free-Packaging/dp/B005TEU2TQ

    there are others too.

    seems to be that the limit to what tivo can "see" is 2 TB per drive.


    Funny conversation- just got me thinking back to the beginning of tivo when drives where so small that i vaguely remember one of the directivo's came with 2 drives just to get like 60 gig total. Now we're like orders of magnitude bigger and all clamoring for more. :)
     
  3. alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    at the risk of hijacking this thread,

    I'm looking at getting an 2tb external hdd for a new (yet to be bought) Elite.
    Has anyone asked dvr_dude or weaknees if they needed the enitre box or if just the internal hdd will do?
    i have no problem voiding the warranty
     
  4. ltxi

    ltxi New Member

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    Weaknees wants the box. Don't know about dvr_dude, but I'd ask.
     
  5. buddhawood

    buddhawood New Member

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    I just sent the drive only to dvr dude
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Except for the original S3, the TiVo interrogates the external drive to get the actual model number of the drive inside the external enclosure.

    That number has to be one of the very few WD model numbers on it's list.

    Getting it to work with a different model number drive in the external enclousure would involve either adding that number to the list (which is somewhere on the TiVo's internal drive) or somehow getting the drive inside the external enclosure to lie about the model number.

    I don't know which they do, or if some do one and some do the other.
     
  7. alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    i got a reply back from dvr dude
    he'll take the internal drive only (doesn't need the box)
    prices;
    Customer provided hard drive: $50 + return shipping
    I provide 2TB WD AVGP: $200 + return shipping
    I privde 2TB WD AVGP + Antec MX-1: $250 + return shipping
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    As usual DVR_Dude prices and service is excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from him again if the need arises.

    Sent from my HTC ReZound using Forum Runner
     
  9. alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    yeah, it seems like a no brainier, since i can't do it myself
     
  10. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    TiVo can't see any drive over 2Tb because of the way the big drives are formatted, I tried a 2.5Tb drive and just coped the software from the 320Tb drive to the 2.5Tb drive, no space expansion or super size and the TiVo would not boot.
     

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