Copy Priemere drive to Romio?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by TexasGrillChef, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. fred2

    fred2 Member

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    It can be done at any time - it is just that you will lose whatever has been recorded (unless you use some backup/restore method) and you will have to go through the Setup procedure again.

    Suggestions are that Tivo has not been strict when it comes to the warranty and that if folks put back the original drive, tivo has looked the other way. On the other hand, yes, it can void the warranty and Tivo could enforce its terms and deny service.
     
  2. sdsvtdriver

    sdsvtdriver Member

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    Thank you. Off to research what kind of hard drive is best!
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Most Recommended drives,

    WD10EURS/X
    WD20EURS/X
    WD30EURS/X

    You can drag and drop up to a 3TB drive without any PC work. Just has to be the exactly the same or bigger than the original.
     
  4. vurbano

    vurbano Member

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    yes there was a significant change with the Romio series. NO prep needed. Just drop in a drive.
     
  5. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

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    Some somewhat dumb questions:
    I just got a Roamio Pro. Can I put another 3 TB hard drive in it on top of the one already there?

    I know I'll have to transfer shows one by one, but once I transfer a show, can I then choose to add a season pass in the Roamio? I don't have a slide remote, and typing in all my season passes would be a pain. It would be much easier if I could just transfer a show, then choose to add/modify a season pass from there.
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You can add an external 3TB eSATA drive. There is only space for one drive internally.

    If your old TiVo is a Premiere then use kmttg to copy your SPs. It will copy all of them in one shot even the ones not currently in the guide. If it's an HD or older you can use the TiVo website to copy your SPs, but it has issues with maintaining the order and doesn't always work for SPs that are not in the current guide data. But it's still better then starting from scratch.
     

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