Expanded Bolt Storage

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  1. Sep 30, 2015 #1 of 110
    DBRADSHER

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    What will be the best way to expand the storage on a BOLT?

    External, Internal, weaknees?

    Any issues expanding?

    Thanks,

    David
     
  2. Sep 30, 2015 #2 of 110
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Jcthorne, just ordered a bolt and a hard drive. You should have an answer to that question in a week or two I would expect.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=532346

    Historically, an internal upgrade is always safer and more flexible then an external add-on drive. With the Roamio line, up to 3TB was just drop in a new drive easy.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2015 #3 of 110
    DBRADSHER

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    Is there a downside just going with the external drive as an upgrade?

    Thanks,

    David
     
  4. Sep 30, 2015 #4 of 110
    rifleman69

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    Two hard drives that both have to work instead of one. Yes that's a downside.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2015 #5 of 110
    sangs

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    More cables and an extra point of failure, but otherwise, no.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2015 #6 of 110
    jcthorne

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    And there is only one 1TB WD mybook drive that works. It also has a historically poor service life.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2015 #7 of 110
    sangs

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    That's not been my experience. Until I replaced my FiOS 7232 DVRs last year, I'd been using two My Books without incident for nearly three years.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2015 #8 of 110
    jth tv

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    I'd order one today if I can easily upgrade the hard drive. I currently use a Roamio Basic with a 3TB, paying monthly, 14 months old or so.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2015 #9 of 110
    krkaufman

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    I'll be interested in anyone Dremeling through their enclosure in order to wire an externally-housed 3-6TB 3.5" drive as the internal drive.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2015 #10 of 110
    aaronwt

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    We don't even know yet if you can change out the drives to work with a larger one. For all we know they have locked it from being upgraded. WHich wouldn't surprise me with other changes they have made this week.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2015 #11 of 110
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I am betting the Pro and Plus models have full size 3.5" drives. But it sure wouldn't be that hard to do. I would actually do it right and create a nice panel connector for it.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2015 #12 of 110
    magnox

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    From its stupid curve design it may be running a 2.5" drive!
     
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    krkaufman

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    I was assuming some brave soul would first verify the capability before taking the Dremel to the casing.
     
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    tarheelblue32

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    Drill baby drill.
     
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    keenanSR

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    Get iFixit to do their thing on it. :)
     
  16. Sep 30, 2015 #16 of 110
    jcthorne

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    No maybe. It IS running a 2.5 inch drive. We don't yet know which one but we can guess based on prior builds. Will know for sure soon enough. If replacing the drive does not work, I'll return the drive and get the external expansion drive.

    This currently limits upgrade path to 2TB internal if it will even format the drive like Roamio's do. Does not hurt to try. No real risk other than delays. Spousal unit is out of town for a couple weeks so if tivo is out of service or in some weird mode for a few days, no biggie.
     
  17. Sep 30, 2015 #17 of 110
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Paradise...
    It is.
     
  18. Sep 30, 2015 #18 of 110
    Tanquen

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    Wow, that is crazy. There is just not that much space weight savings vs cost/size of storage to make a 2.5" drive a good way to go. Very lame. :(

    AKA: +$100 to go from a 500GB to 1TB Bolt when 3TB 3.5" drives can be had for $90.

    The good and bad news is that there is still not enough 4k content to get me to upgrade the Kuro and receiver and the TiVo.

    It’s a tuff sell already having 2 3TB Roamios and it seems they’ll never give me the simple little things like blocking shows I hate or telling me a show is not going to be recorded and the one pass stuff is still messed up.
     
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    JBDragon

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    It is a dumb curve design!!! Didn't need to do that for cooling. It's a looks thing only and style seemed to have the upper hand.
     
  20. Sep 30, 2015 #20 of 110
    mrfantasy

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    2.5" drives are usually quieter and have lower power consumption. So there's that.



     

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