Can Hard Drive Be Replaced

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by hawkeye62, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. hawkeye62

    hawkeye62 New Member

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    I have an older Tivo, well beyond warranty, no longer sold. It has started making a grinding noise, I think the hard drive is failing. Can the hard drive be replaced or is all of "the smarts" on the HD?
    If the Tivo is dead and I have to get a knew one, what model would you suggest. We use the basic stuff, record TV. play Netflix, etc.

    Regards, Jim
     
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  3. hawkeye62

    hawkeye62 New Member

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    Thanks. Just what I need.

    Regards, Jim
     
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  4. ThAbtO

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    Only Roamio, and newer models can support a swap/drop in drive and self-prepare it. Premiere and older requires its specific image to be on the drive to work.
     

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