Hard drive / TiVo software

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by limoman, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. limoman

    limoman Member

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    When replacing the hard drive in a Bolt+, can I simply install a new "recommended" drive? Or do I also need to copy the TiVo operating software to the new drive?
     
  2. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    Just install a blank drive, the Bolt will format it, the max it will do with no help from you is 3TB, if you do over that there are steps you can do to expand it.
     
  3. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what interface the OP is using but I thought I read that the new interface, TE4, would format a drive up to 14TB.
     
  4. limoman

    limoman Member

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    That's great to hear. I remember in the "old days", we needed to copy over the TiVo software. Thanks for info.
     
  5. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    "Recommended" is the key. For 2.5" drives less than a handful, maybe only one if talking 3TB. External many options, as long as a CMR drive. Double check a "recommendation" as much has changed, some drives that used to be recommended here have been changed by the manufacturer and no longer work, need specific model numbers.
     
  6. limoman

    limoman Member

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    Thanks Tommage1.
     
  7. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    Then you're talking external drives, etc, and without knowing or wanting to dig into the "which OS are you running" part it can be easier to just give a simple correct answer that works for all OSs IMNSHO
     
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