Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bkdtv, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Sep 2, 2019 #10401 of 10408
    dougdingle

    dougdingle HD Tech

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    You can plug the TiVo drive into one of the unused bays on your machine, but be aware that Windows will offer to 'initialize' it for you. If you allow that, the drive will become useless in the TiVo. Refuse that offer.

    I don't know what sort of SATA cable is in the TiVo you have, but one end can obviously connect to the drive. If the other end can plug into one of your motherboard's SATA connectors (plus you'll need a power connection), you can use it.

    A SATA cable is pretty much a SATA cable if the manufacturer used standard parts (not everyone does).
     
  2. Sep 2, 2019 #10402 of 10408
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    The SATA cable from the Tivo is not a normal PC SATA cable, so no.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2019 #10403 of 10408
    stevenewhdd

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    Hmm, this is not the same cable? I cannot simply use the existing SATA cable with power from the TiVo HD and plug into that empty HDD bay?
     
  4. Sep 6, 2019 #10404 of 10408
    jmbach

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    The TiVo SATA cables are only about 3 inches in length. The end is that plug into the motherboard of the TiVo has two ends. One is a regular SATA end and the other is a 4 pin connector.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2019 #10405 of 10408
    stevenewhdd

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    Just completed the hard drive upgrade! It was successful. I used a WD 1TB Red HDD, and a dual HDD SATA dock. Thank you to everyone who helped!
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2019 #10406 of 10408
    SOGLAD

    SOGLAD WOW! To REACH that 2TB GOAL !

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    I know this is a very old post but expect this message if you try the Link above:

    "Error (404)
    We can't find the page you're looking for.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2019 #10407 of 10408
    pacman314159

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    Can someone please PM me a link to an image for a TCD65800? need to replace my HDD, and was hoping to expand to 2TB. Thanks!
     
  8. Nov 13, 2019 #10408 of 10408
    ThAbtO

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    Sent.
     

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