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Old 08-21-2015, 11:17 AM   #1
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Drive Upgrade in Roamio, impact to Mini?

I have a Roamio OTA w/the standard 500GB (75h) drive. Connected to that is a TiVo MINI that periodically allocates a tuner from the Roamio. I want to upgrade the Roamio's drive to a 2TB drive.
  1. What do I need to do to make sure that the Mini continues to function on the upgraded TiVo? I'm assuming that I just need to make sure it finds it's activation at tivo.com and then it will allow the MINI to connect. Is assumption correct?
  2. I'm NOT worried about retaining any of the recordings from the Roamio's current drive. So from other threads it sounds like all I have to do is pop out the existing drive and pop in the new one.
  3. Are there performance characteristics that I need to be worried about for the new drive? This is what I bought.

TIA

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Old 08-21-2015, 11:48 AM   #2
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I have a Roamio OTA w/the standard 500GB (75h) drive. Connected to that is a TiVo MINI that periodically allocates a tuner from the Roamio. I want to upgrade the Roamio's drive to a 2TB drive.
  1. What do I need to do to make sure that the Mini continues to function on the upgraded TiVo? I'm assuming that I just need to make sure it finds it's activation at tivo.com and then it will allow the MINI to connect. Is assumption correct?
  2. I'm NOT worried about retaining any of the recordings from the Roamio's current drive. So from other threads it sounds like all I have to do is pop out the existing drive and pop in the new one.
  3. Are there performance characteristics that I need to be worried about for the new drive? This is what I bought.

TIA
Hi,
The drive that you chose is not exactly the one most recommended, the WD EURX series is, but it should work fine. Since you aren't interested in keeping any recordings, just open it up, replace with the new raw drive and in a few minutes you should be up and running. Might want to force a connection afterwards but it probably won't be necessary.
FYI, you can use up to 3TB drives by just installing, but 4-6TB will require a few minutes connected to a computer running MSFR software,
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=528428

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Old 08-26-2015, 06:34 PM   #3
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Drive upgrade went incredibly smoothly. As soon as the Roamio phoned home the Mini connected right up. Now have 316 hours on the Roamio and I can't discern any performance degradation between the stock drive and the one that I bought.

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