Bolt Hard Drive Upgrade Choice

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

  1. jlb

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    I think with my stock drive and the bolt in the open behind my TV my temp is in the upper 50s at most. So I think I will be fine when I upgrade.


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  2. jlb

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    So when I posted about confusion I was having with looking at the drive on WD's website, I was on my iphone and I think the lack of screen real estate (compared to my 27" monitor) added to the confusion. Looking at their website on the monitor clarifies it even more and makes it easer to understand which drive/capacity/cache is which.....
     

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    jlb

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    Question.... does the fan you got add a lot of noise?


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    Joe01880

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    No

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    jlb

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    Cool. No pun intended. I’m in the 50s with the stick drive and in the open. May look at one of the fans anyways.

    Do u have a link for the one you have?
     
  6. jlb

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    So I just ordered my NPVZ 2TB drive. It's the right time given the end of most TV seasons and all. And while it was a little more, I went with ordering direct from WD. I've ordered a Torx set too from Amazon. I should be all set to upgrade in about a week....
     
  7. jlb

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    In regards to possibly different torx screwdriver sizes, I ended up ordering this set from Amazon. Between these and the two screwdrivers I have laying around, I should be ok, hopefully.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BYCPMR5/
     
  8. jlb

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    I have one question before I do my upgrade (prob next weekend or the next after that)....

    I downgraded from Hydra to the prior experience/software. Would it be correct to assume that when I toss the new HD it, it too will stay on the prior experience? I'm pretty sure this is a yes, but wanted to confirm.

    Thanks!
     
  9. JoeKustra

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    A new hard drive will be treated as a new TiVo. Try this: When asked to choose a country, hit the Info button. That tells you the current software. Then if you are asked for a country again, that's because you are getting the Hydra upgrade. When that is done you can downgrade.
     
  10. LVKeith

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    That set should work out fine for you. With my bolt Vox I did not have anything larger than a T-8 (no T-10 at the back by HDMI). Screws inside the case were different sizes all smaller. Please post how your install goes. I opened the case just to make sure that would be no problem for me, but I have not yet ordered the WD 2tb hard drive as my warranty won't expire until next week.
     
  11. HerronScott

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    I like this kit as lots of bits with a nice case and usually available at the local Walmart (currently $6.97 but I think the normal price is $9.99).

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hyper-To...-Precision-Screwdriver-Set-with-Case/17190613

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  12. jlb

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    Good idea, thanks!


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  13. Joe01880

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    The one I use was the one I used with my laptop. Have no idea who makes it. It plugs in to a USB port for power so I don't imagine it's very strong, it gets the job done is all that matters to me. I'm sure I picked it up at a dollar store or bargan bin someplace..
    Sorry it took so long to respond..

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  14. jlb

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    Oh gosh no worries. I have one on amazon that’s a few bucks more prob and I might grab while I’m on a free amazon prime trial


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  15. jlb

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    So I’m thinking of doing my NPVZ 2tb upgrade tonight. It’s a good time as I don’t mind bastardizing the programs that are on the current and so I won’t need to xfer anything first.


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  16. jlb

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    I forgot to hit the info button when I was doing GS. But my Bolt seems to be staying on the downgrades software. It did initial connection to get one day of info. I’m now in the process of forcing a connection for full data. So far no sign of hydra upgrades. Will report note after cooking my omelettes!


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  17. jlb

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    And of course as careful as I was and with all the tools and spudgers and all, I STILL broke clips but what can you do. I now have my 317 hours back!


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  18. jlb

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    I did also have to have Comcast re-pair to get showtime showing again.


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    To be expected. Your hardware (equipment number) changed. Most cable feeds use that and it affects copy protection.
     
  20. jlb

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    Yeah. Agreed. Now just to rebuild the SP/OP list. Yeah, I could have done KMTTG but I didn’t bother considering most of my passes are in repeat mode for the summer now.


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