Capacity of hard drive ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by scurby2, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. scurby2

    scurby2 New Member

    Feb 6, 2008


    Is there a location on the tivohd that tells you how much hard drive space you have left? Thanks
  2. TexasGrillChef

    TexasGrillChef New Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Nope... People have been asking for that in their TiVo's ever since the Series 1 unit.

    There are many ways to estimate how much space you have used, or how much is free. Here are a few....

    1. Use TiVo Desktop to view the contents of whats recorded on your unit. Add up the file sizes of all the programs recorded. Then add that amount by 50gb for overhead. That will tell you how much space is used on your drive. Subtract that amount from your total HD size to give you free space.

    2. Look at your "Deleted Items" folder. That will give you a hint of how much is free. The higher number of shows in your deleted items folder, the more free space you have. If you start getting down to only around 20 to 25 shows in your Deleted items folder. Then your getting low.

    3. If you have suggestions turned on.... The amount of suggestions recorded & still available for viewing will show how much space is left. The TiVo will delete those as needed to make space for required recordings.

    4th and probably the BEST way (Just not the cheapest) to make sure you always have space.... Is Use TiVo Desktop & setup auto transfer AND add a 500gb esata DVR expander to your TiVo HD.

  3. jbcooley

    jbcooley New Member

    May 13, 2007
    I've written a simple hme app you can run on your computer and will be available from "music, photos and more". It's just a simple demo app I wrote, and is still very rough around the edges. If you're interested, you can find it here:

    It's under TivoDiskUsage Setup.

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