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Faster recording transfers

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by EdwPowers, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. EdwPowers

    EdwPowers Member

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    Merritt...
    I have a TiVoDT with many recordings that I would like to transfer to a Roamio so I can retire it. I am currently using WiFi to make the transfers. If I were to move the TiVoDT closer to the Roamio and connect them directly to each other with a network cable, would I get faster transfers?
     
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Possibly. How slow are they? See Network, Network Troubleshooting, Transfer History. A basic Roamio wired may get 93Mbps to another Roamio. The Plus and Pro are faster. Wired is usually faster in any situation. Just buy a long cable.
     
  3. EdwPowers

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    Merritt...
    A big part of my problem is that one is a TiVoDT with only a TiVo G wireless adapter.I think I have sped it up a little. The TiVoDT is in the same room as my router so it is now using Ethernet. The Roamio is still using WiFi.

    I hope this is a one-time project so I am trying to avoid buying anything to complete it. The TiVoDT no longer records anything so I can easily move it to where ever is convenient. But I do no want to disrupt the recording ability of the Roamio.
     
  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    It would be best to wire both boxes to your router. The WiFi of a basic Roamio sucks.

    Have you checked your transfer rate yet?

    Here's something to consider: 10Mbps will be real time for HD content. 90Mbps will be 10 minutes for 60 minutes of HD content. A basic Roamio WiFi is about 45Mbps.
     
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  5. EdwPowers

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    Merritt...
    I was getting only .6Mbps. After connecting my TiVoDT via Ethernet, it jumped to 6Mbps. I could tolerate that as nost of the recordings are non-HD 30 minute shows with commercials removed, less than 250 Mb each.

    To put my Roamio on Ethernet, it would involve buying a very long cable or going through a wall. The hole hole would be hidden but still something I don't look forward to doing.

    Now my problem is the transfers have paused even though there are more queued.
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Most people find that a transfer of 5 to 10 at one time is suggested.
     

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