create your own external expander drive for TIVO Premiere 45-hour?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by rajmhar, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. rajmhar

    rajmhar New Member

    Feb 10, 2012
    In order to create my own external expander drive for TIVO Premiere 45-hour, can I just image a bran-new Western Digital My Book Expander drive and then output that image onto my external hard drive, and then just connect it to the tivo?

    Why wouldn't this simple procedure work?

    Also, will the esata case that I buy and use for the expansion work just as normally as a WD My Book, specifically the issues of overheating, etc.?

    Thanks so much for your expert advice.
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Why bother? Just use an internal upgrade with the free tools. Clearly you can handle that from your post.

    Anyhow, the tivo is looking for a specific hard drive model for the expander. If you want to experiment, check out the upgrade center, there is much more information there. It is a tivo, not a pc.
  3. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC

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