Bolt Power Supply and 3.5 Inch Drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by keithg1964, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. keithg1964

    keithg1964 Ragonk

    Feb 2, 2006
    Does anybody know if the Bolt power supply is able to handle an 3.5" drive?
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    The Bolt 3A power supply should handle it, but most people use the power supply from whatever external enclosure holds the 3.5" drive because it's a lot easier than trying to extend the tiny motherboard power cable. The 4 tuner Roamios come with a 2A power supply that's borderline for some 3.5" drives if it's also powering a CableCARD.
    tommage1 likes this.
  3. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

    Jan 1, 2009
    In my experience with experimenting with different drives on the Bolt, I find it more reliable using and external power supply to power the 3.5 inch drive.
    The larger the drive, the more likely I get four light salute and reboot on boot up when using the Bolt to power the 3.5 inch drive. Smaller sized drives may boot up but occasionally will give me the four light salute and reboot.

    Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk
  4. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    Good info, I thought the BOLT PS was only 2A.
  5. cenright

    cenright bone

    Feb 11, 2007
    I am using a western digital 8tb shucked white drive / using the bolt power supply / motherboard transplanted into a "slightly" modified roamio case since December of last year. No issues so far for a boltoamio. bolt.jpg boltoamio.jpg
    keithg1964 likes this.

Share This Page