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Old 01-16-2016, 10:49 AM   #3241
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My apologies for not sloughing through ~108 pages of this thread, a quick simple question:

I just ordered a 3TB green drive to replace the 500GB in my new Roamio. Do I need to do anything special to use ALL of the 3TB, eg mfsr, etc? Thx
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Not really.
I'm looking at adding a 3TB drive also. Wouldn't msfr need to be ran after installing the new drive in order for ALL of the drive to be available? If I'm only adding a 2TB drive is it still worth it to run msfr to "align" the drive? Thanks.


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Old 01-16-2016, 11:10 AM   #3242
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I'm looking at adding a 3TB drive also. Wouldn't msfr need to be ran after installing the new drive in order for ALL of the drive to be available? If I'm only adding a 2TB drive is it still worth it to run msfr to "align" the drive? Thanks.
It doesn't work on 2TB drives (only 3TB and larger) and it's not necessary to use all of the drive with a 3TB drive but it will align it for you.

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=528428

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Old 01-17-2016, 05:32 PM   #3243
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I noticed that NeweggFlash has the Seagate Pipeline 2TB HD (the same line as the 500GB drive that TiVo uses in the base Roamio/OTA) on sale until Tues. for $50 with free shipping:

http://www.neweggflash.com/Product/9SIA5AD2HT2468

From the specs I read, it looks like it uses slightly more power than the comparable DVR-specific Western Digital drive (AV-GP) but is still pretty low power.

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Old 01-17-2016, 05:32 PM   #3244
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I noticed that NeweggFlash has the Seagate Pipeline 2TB HD (the same line as the 500GB drive that TiVo uses in the base Roamio/OTA) on sale until Tues. for $50 with free shipping:

http://www.neweggflash.com/Product/9SIA5AD2HT2468

From the specs I read, it looks like it uses slightly more power than the comparable DVR-specific Western Digital drive (AV-GP) but is still pretty low power.

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Old 01-17-2016, 08:12 PM   #3245
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Can you still use the extender dvr if you upgrade the drive?

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Old 01-28-2016, 02:31 AM   #3246
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I bought a LiteON Laptop Charger AC Adapter Power Supply PA-1041-71 12V 3.33A 40W for my Roamio Basic. Works well. The thought in this is that there would be increased power draw from the larger drives and the units power adapter may not be able to provide additional power needed causing system instability. There is no definitive proof of this only that some people experience some problems when they upgraded that went away with a power supply that can provide more power.
Just wanted to provide a data point for those interested in upgrading their Hard Drives.
I just installed a 5TB WD Green WD50EZRX IntelliPower drive in a Roamio Basic (and disabled the idle timer with WDIDLE3), and all was great for 24 hours, after which I had all the front panel lights flashing and the TiVo was stuck at the start up screen.
I had previously purchased a Woot OTA for spare parts and swapped the power brick, which immediately fixed the issue.
I've since ordered the LiteON power brick from Amazon as I'm certain the 2A OEM brick isn't up to the task.

Edit: Jan 31, 2016 - The 3.3 amp LiteON power brick completely fixed the issue...a $25 dollar fix that is working perfectly (and the barrel plug fit the TiVo very well)


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Old 02-06-2016, 09:39 AM   #3247
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...RGgp3Nwya1uKgQ

I guess I'll find out since I just installed one in my basic Roamio. My other basic Roamio has the WD10EURX (I had it on hand already), and no issues, but thanks for the power brick information.

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Old 02-06-2016, 09:57 AM   #3248
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...RGgp3Nwya1uKgQ

I guess I'll find out since I just installed one in my basic Roamio. My other basic Roamio has the WD10EURX (I had it on hand already), and no issues, but thanks for the power brick information.
One would think the 5tb one has more platters. ie more weight on spindle motor.

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