Originally Posted by Debbie25
Yea, I might do that.
My thoughts now is not to upgrade this Series 3.
My next move will be to upgrade to a Series 4, 4 tuner with 2TB hard drive.
If you do not already have a lifetime sub on that S3, buying an S4 should let you get PLS on the S3 for $99.
Just be aware that none of the software that worked on the S3s and older can do anything for an S4 drive but screw it up, except for jmfs, which was developed to upgrade the original S4 Premiere and just happened to turn out to work on the S3 HD and HD XL as well.
Of course, if you get an S4 that already has a 2TB drive, it's maxed out anyway.
As far as I know even the newest TiVos can't handle a drive larger than 2TB.
I don't know if you can use a TiVo approved external drive on the 4 tuner S4s, but it would probably be wiser not to.
One thing you can do with the 2TB drive in a 4 tuner S4 is to use one of the command line byte for byte copying utilities,
(which is on the jmfs cd)
(which is on the MFS Live cd)
to "Xerox" it to another 2TB drive with the same LBA number as a backup.