expanding the storage

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by sergeant86, Jun 26, 2020 at 11:16 AM.

  1. sergeant86

    sergeant86 New Member

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    Hi all,I am trying to expand my Tivo stick's storage. I have followed all the instructions to a tee. Everything works great till after I format the flash drive. When I click on the storage it only shows the internal drive storage and the flash drive always says that it was ejected. What is the fix to this?
     
  2. Alex_7

    Alex_7 Member

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    what type of external drive are you using? SD card/USB flash drive?
    size of storage in GB?
     
  3. sergeant86

    sergeant86 New Member

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    I successfully initially format my 32 gb Sandisk flash drive(new)
     
  4. Alex_7

    Alex_7 Member

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    Have you tried restarting your tivo device after formatting?
     
  5. sergeant86

    sergeant86 New Member

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    Yes
     
  6. Alex_7

    Alex_7 Member

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    I've heard the tivo stream just doesn't like some flash drives, you might need to test another one
     
  7. sergeant86

    sergeant86 New Member

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    Thanks everybody. I figured it out. You need to format the flash drive as a removable storage. I had not
     
  8. Alex_7

    Alex_7 Member

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    I was having the same formatting issues as you with my new Sandisk flash drive. Found out the issue was my drive was read only. Checked it out on my pc, it had write protection enabled so the drive was useless. I think it arrived defective.
     

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