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Old 08-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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External Hard Drives?

How is the experience with using one with the TiVo? Do the files load off them seamlessly or is it a worse experience?
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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How is the experience with using one with the TiVo? Do the files load off them seamlessly or is it a worse experience?
There is no noticeable lag in responsiveness that I have ever seen. I have used them with the Series 3 and Premiere TiVo models but not with the new Roamio.
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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How is the experience with using one with the TiVo? Do the files load off them seamlessly or is it a worse experience?
Since the external connection is the same as the internal connection, eSATA, why would there be a difference?
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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Seems like many people on this forum give the thumbs down to external drives for tivo's due to their reliability.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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I have had an external drive connected to my Premiere since I first purchased it 8/2011 and have not had a single issue to date.

(knock on wood)
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I have had an external drive connected to my Premiere since I first purchased it 8/2011 and have not had a single issue to date.

(knock on wood)
I just fixed a friend external drive that went bad in 2.5 years, just upgraded his internal drive.
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I just fixed a friend external drive that went bad in 2.5 years, just upgraded his internal drive.
I am fearful that this is still a possibility.
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I just fixed a friend external drive that went bad in 2.5 years, just upgraded his internal drive.
I should also add that all recordings and settings went away.
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