Expander and failing disk upgrade, how?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by ewjreplay, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. ewjreplay

    ewjreplay New Member

    Oct 8, 2008


    I am about to upgrade my Tivo to a 1.5TB hard drive. I need to do it because my Tivo drive (inside the box) is failing. Yes, I tested the HD. The Tivo als has a 1/2TB expander.

    I want to save the shows. I know if I have one drive I could (reimage) backup and restore the information on the new drive. Is it possible to do with a 2 drive system?? If Yes, how?
  2. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    you'll have to push them to a computer (the shows that will allow that)...then pull them back once the new drive is setup.

    Once you divorce the external from the TiVo, whatever programming you had after adding the extender will be gone.
  3. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2001
    Unfortunately I don't know how it's done.

    When I bought a 2TB upgrade from DVR_Dude(ebay) that was one of the services he offered. So I know that it can be done. I didn't want the shows bad enough to incur the added $$$ and turn around time.

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