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Old 02-10-2015, 09:06 AM   #1
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Premiere large drive with external

Question for anyone with knowledge of this. Since the premiere can surpass the 2T threshold is it at all possible to take an existing smaller drive of 500g that has recorded shows on it that are spanned across an external WD 1T drive, copy the internal drive over to a 2T or better yet a 4T and still function? Will the tivo accept this size drive and still accept the external with the recordings still intact though would in essence create either a 3T or 5T setup or would a 1T internal still be the max allowable with this external to remain intact? There are reasons for me to not want to lose the external right now for my situation even though going directly from a 500 to a 4T and losing recordings would be another option that I'd like to avoid at this point. Just looking for advice on feasibility and options available.

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Old 02-10-2015, 01:33 PM   #2
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To confirm, you are restricted from moving these to a PC?

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Old 02-10-2015, 08:25 PM   #3
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I believe i understand your question jr but pm sent for clarity.

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Old 02-12-2015, 09:31 AM   #4
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You can take a currently paired internal and external drive expand the internal drive still keeping the external drive paired. But if you are wanting to keep all the recordings, it is possible to combine both external and internal drive onto one larger drive and expand it.

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Old 02-12-2015, 02:27 PM   #5
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I didn't know that was actually a viable option (combining internal with external onto new single larger and preserving recordings) with the premiere series. I've only remembered reading about that possibility on the s3's with live?

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Old 02-12-2015, 03:10 PM   #6
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It can be done on all TiVos, just unable to expand Roamios at this time.

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