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Old 12-12-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Upgrade TiVo Roamio

I probably missed the answer to my question in one of the previous topic, went through several and did not see the answer.

I am considering getting a new basic Roamio and immediately upgrading the drive. I am going to be using OTA only and will have to redo my guided setup and season passes, so is the upgrade process as simple as putting a new 4TB drive in?

I have used MSF tools in the past on my series 3 and HD units but did not see where they supported Roamio units.

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Old 12-12-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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Roamio has a 3TB limit without a PC worked on, and there is no known utility that will work on them either.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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For 3TB just drop the drive in and rerun guided setup! Nothing else to do...

If you want to add a 4Tb drive you need to follow the instructions on the first post of this thread.


There is currently no process to directly copy recorded content from an in service Roamio drive to an upgraded drive. However, you can move non protected content to a PC prior to the upgrade and then back to the tivo after upgrade.

Protected content will be lost.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:28 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone for you replies. They sure have made things easier since 2002. :-)
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