Bolt Hard Drive Upgrade Choice

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by GregMacMan, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

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    Yep, two years next month. It is a PMR drive.
     
  2. NIN7474

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    Thanks you. Going to order and install on the renewed Bolt Vox out the box before I start it up for the first time.
    Is that the best way
     
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  3. cherry ghost

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    That’s what I did. I never upgraded to Hydra. Yours might install Hydra straight away.
     
  4. NIN7474

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    Planning to use Hydra. And I do believe it’ll be Hydra out the box.
    Hope that doesn’t screw up the HD upgrade.
    Thank you for replying. Was waiting for confirmation on that HD to play well with the Bolt Vox.
    The 2tb is way too much for a used unit. See my posts above.
     
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  7. Tony_T

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    The drives are hard to get, and the Amazon seller knows it.
     
  8. sg6969

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    I’ve been reading and trying to get all the info I can before I attempt a HD swap. I just purchased a 500 GB Bolt Vox form that bracket deal. I would like to replace HD with a 3TB drive. I think I will use the Toshiba (MQ03ABB300). My question is do I swap out HD first or do I need to hook up the bolt and do the setup and then swap out. Also if there is another 3TB drive that this community recommendes that info would be appreciated too.

    Thank you all in advance
     
  9. JoeKustra

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    You really want to run it for a day or two before cracking the case. That's a general non-Bolt suggestion. After a day pull the plug too. Bolt's can become unhappy when they suffer a power failure. I always use a UPS and I don't have a Bolt.
     
  10. NIN7474

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    I got the same Bolt Vox like you yesterday and swapped out the HD before plugging it it.
    I’m going to plug it in tomorrow and call Comcast also to pair up again.
    Fingers crossed.
    Bottom of my Bolt Vox says May 10, 2018. What does yours say?
     
  11. sg6969

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    I don’t receive mine till next Wednesday. But I will post when in arrives. Please let me know how it goes. And what HD did you use?


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  12. NIN7474

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    I got this WD 1tb HD recommenced by another user here that said it worked out for him in his Bolt Vox for 2 years now.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C9TEBJQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3H9NCb0BSH48Z
     
  13. sg6969

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    I would go with that HD myself but between the wife and I, we need the bigger storage. I haven’t bought the Toshiba HD yet. I want to see if ppl chime in on that before I purchase.


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  14. NIN7474

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    I wanted the WD 2tb but not willing to be gouged for it. See my posts above.
    I was going to get the Toshiba 3tb but the failure reports in this thread worried me.
     
  15. sg6969

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    I forgot to mention I currently use two TiVo Premiers. So the Bolt and a TiVo mini VOX will be a nice upgrade!


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  16. NIN7474

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    I’m currently using a Roamio/upgraded HD and a TiVo Mini.
    Mini is connected to a 1080p plasma so I can’t justify getting the Mini Vox 4k.
     
  17. sg6969

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    I just replaced my living room and bedroom with 4K Samsung’s! So another reason for the TiVo upgrades.


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  18. NIN7474

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    Make sure you have a set of Torx screwdrivers to do the upgrade. T10 and under.
     
  19. sg6969

    sg6969 New Member

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    Yup, already have a set.


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  20. Hamstring

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    I put the Toshiba 3 tb drive in. So far so good. I had the Bolt set up already and pulled the drive after I had it paired.
     

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