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Old 08-20-2016, 11:54 PM   #1
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Drive upgrade recomendations.

I am considering upgrading my Roamio Plus to 3 TB. I can get an av-gp drive (WD30EURX) or the Red (WD30EFRX) for about the same price. Which do you recommend or does it matter?

Thanks.

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Old 08-21-2016, 06:27 AM   #2
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You might want to check the Tivo Upgrade Center forum. Lots of good information about drives, as well as all the steps you need to follow for upgrading your Tivo.

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Old 08-21-2016, 08:54 AM   #3
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WeaKnees has some good options

I got a WeaKnees 12TB Roamio Pro last year, and I love it.
It was added to my other Amazon TiVo 4TB Roamio Pro and my Amazon TiVo 1.5TB Roamio Basic and 2 Amazon TiVo Minis.
The WeaKnees upgrades have worked flawlessly with nearly constant use and is currently 70% full.
I am an Electrical Engineer and have done a lot of upgrading by myself in the past, but WeaKnees was a good option.
After a year, I am still happy with the decision.
I can not say that about everything I bought.

I will probably be putting my TiVo on an UPS battery as I live on an island on the ocean and we seems to have a lot of power fluctuations that cause the TiVo to recycle.
I currently have my Modem, Cell Phone Mini Tower and Airport Router on an UPS system. That has worked well.

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Old 08-21-2016, 10:28 AM   #4
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I got a WeaKnees 12TB Roamio Pro last year, and I love it.
It was added to my other Amazon TiVo 4TB Roamio Pro and my Amazon TiVo 1.5TB Roamio Basic and 2 Amazon TiVo Minis.
The WeaKnees upgrades have worked flawlessly with nearly constant use and is currently 70% full.
I am an Electrical Engineer and have done a lot of upgrading by myself in the past, but WeaKnees was a good option.
After a year, I am still happy with the decision.
I can not say that about everything I bought.

I will probably be putting my TiVo on an UPS battery as I live on an island on the ocean and we seems to have a lot of power fluctuations that cause the TiVo to recycle.
I currently have my Modem, Cell Phone Mini Tower and Airport Router on an UPS system. That has worked well.

Holy cow! You have almost 10tb recorded on those drives! If one of those drives (I assume one is an external) gives up the ghost, you are going to lose a helluva lot of content. Good luck!

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Old 08-21-2016, 10:39 AM   #5
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that cause the TiVo to recycle.
I hate it when my TiVo won't recycle. I even moving the bin closer but that doesn't seem to help. ;->

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Old 08-21-2016, 11:28 AM   #6
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I am considering upgrading my Roamio Plus to 3 TB. I can get an av-gp drive (WD30EURX) or the Red (WD30EFRX) for about the same price. Which do you recommend or does it matter?

Thanks.
I have a WD30EURX in a basic Roamio. Only issue: MBT has risen 3C. I put a 1TB version into a different basic Roamio and the MBT dropped 3C.

Red seems more popular now.

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Old 08-22-2016, 02:57 AM   #7
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same question but 4TB
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between WD40EURX and WD40EFRX if they were priced the same, which is better choice for tivo?
answered here:
http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sho...1#post10970561

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Between those two drives I'd normally say "whatever's on sale that week", but if they were priced the same the AV Green would probably edge out the Red simply because TiVo uses that line. OTOH, the Green line seems to be merging into the Blue line and I don't know what they might send you if you RMA a bad drive under warranty. Either one is an excellent choice.

Testing the crap out of any drive before using it is way more important than the microscopic differences between those two drives.

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Old 08-22-2016, 01:45 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies. My decision has been made for me. The deal on the av-gp went away. Newegg has the red for $109. There is also a promo code for an additional $10.90 off. In the end, the red drive was $98.10. I couldn't pass that deal up.

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