Doubling Roamio Pro Storage

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  1. zerdian1

    zerdian1 Roamio PRO, Roamio,

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    Does the newer TiVo Roamio Pro have WD30EURS or WD30EURX

    I am looking at increasing my storage in steps.
    first add an external storage to double my current storage in my Roamio Pro.

    Step 1: double storage of my Pro.
    Does the newer TiVo Roamio Pro have WD30EURS or WD30EURX. I Purchased it last month and it was built in Mexico on Sept 18, 2014.
    If I put a matching 3TB internal drive in an external drive case of my 1TB external drive, will it be recognized as a valid drive number in the TiVo drive number table and work my my TiVo Roamio Pro without any modifications?

    If YES, then I will have 6 TB for a few years, without voiding my TiVo warranty.

    Step 2: you 12 TB upgrade for $900.
    Assuming no other changes, when I need more storage I can use that offered by WEAKNEES.
    The WeaKnees 12TB (or greater upgrade at the time) for ~$900.

    Step 3: much more storage (is Mega worth it?)?
    The newer TiVo Roamio MEGA will give me 24TB at a cost of $5K.
    My current raomio Pro has 3TB internal and 1TB external for a cost of about $600. the MEGA should be priced at about the same price point or 6 times the cost of my pro and ext storage. that would be $3600. At $5K it is way overpriced.

    Step 4: TiVo ULTRA (UHDTV) THIS WILL BE THE FOUNDATION OF THE SERICES 6 DVRs (IMO).
    Around Christmas this year TiVo may come out with it's ULTRA will will Have 4K recording capability, 6 tuners, may be a Roamio, have more storage and may also be a TiVo Series 6 UHD device with it's new UHDTV format.
    UHDTV/UHD, HDTV/HD and SDTV/SD

    zerdian1
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    TiVo only supports a specific WD external drive for external upgrades, which tops out at 1TB. I don't know how Weaknees does it. They may be modifying the software or something to allow for non-WD drives to work.
     
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Correct.
     
  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I think you had posted earlier with at least some of the above same scheme. ;) As noted there and above, the WD external 1TB expander drive can't have its internal hard drive replaced with a larger drive--the TiVo software won't allow such a use.
     
  5. telemark

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    A better question is what drive model / version is in the Roamio Plus since that's a 1TB.
     
  6. rsnaider

    rsnaider Active Member

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    Plus has a WD10EURX as the internal drive.
     
  7. telemark

    telemark Active Member

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    Right, but we need the version numbers.
     

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