Hard Drive Upgrade Info

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by amseven11, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Dec 5, 2014 #2301 of 3314
    Thos19

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    Are there any incompatibility issues regarding using a WD30EZRX. I realize the warranty is shorter...
     
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    uw69

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    WVZR1

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    Received my "Plus" today with a 12August 2014 EURX and had a 3TB EURX 22October2014 waiting for the install. 10 -15 minutes with a T10 and T15 job done. Doing some rewiring and likely won't do a set-up until Thursday or Friday next week. I don't have any Comcast higher tiered add-ons so I'm expecting I'll have no M-card issues. Should I have the re-pairing of them seems to be much better understood by the providers these days.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2014 #2304 of 3314
    DrewTivo

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    Question - photo on first post of thread says T8 and T10. Have they changed screws or is that post wrong? (Looks like Weeknees says T10, T15).
     
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    nooneuknow

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    Base model has a different case, and one T8 screw on the cover. The drive rail to case screws on all are T10, while the rail to drive screws are T15.

    Some don't know the proper tool for the last one is a T15, and use a T10 (as long as the bit isn't worn, and the screws came from a "tight fit" batch). Some have use a T8 on the T10 ones, under the same variables.

    If you are going to work on TiVos, you should have a T15, T10, and a T8 driver (or bits if using a multi-driver), and use the right ones for the job.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2014 #2306 of 3314
    WVZR1

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    I posted the T10 & T15 assuming that maybe interested people would see that and maybe make sure they had the appropriate tools for the Plus. Good to see that it was noticed.

    What might be very helpful and I've mentioned it before would be for someone to actually post a snapshot of the "BASE" cover retention clips so that there's less likely a chance someone demolishes the cover cosmetically attempting the removal. I watched a video with someone using a flat blade screwdriver as a "wrecking bar" attempting to remove it.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2014 #2307 of 3314
    fred2

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    Sorry I did not think about it. I will say that it was not that hard but I was afraid that I was going to snap the plastic case trying to pry/free the top shell from the main chassis. I used a plastic pry tool. There were a few on each side and it did take a bit of force to separate the pieces.
     
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    ThAbtO

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    It should work, and I think there is a limit on the size, up to 3TB total.

    Be aware that if either drive fails, you will lose recordings since it was connected.
     
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    aaronwt

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    It's been over seven years now. It was when the TiVoHD was first launched in Summer 2007.

    I see Newegg has the 6TB EZRX on sale for $228 with a code. WOuld that drive even work well in a TiVo if a 6TB could be used?
    I plan on getting one to replace the Seagate 4TB drive in my KMTTG/TiVo Desktop PC. AT that good price I could get a second one if it could possibly be used in the TiVo in the short term future.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2014 #2310 of 3314
    ThAbtO

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    Roamio can only handle up to 3TB without extra PC work, and I think up to 4 TB with a PC.
    A Series 3 can only handle up to 2TB.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2014 #2311 of 3314
    BrentOMatic

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    I just got a Roamio plus and installed this 3tb drive. Is this new 1tb I removed from the Plus good to go if I put it on eBay or does it have to be formatted? I did power on the Plus before installing the 3tb but did not record anything.
     
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    c3

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    "Good to go" for what? What are you going to do if the TiVo breaks within the warranty period?
     
  13. Dec 6, 2014 #2313 of 3314
    aaronwt

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    Yes. I wasn't sure if someone would have a DIY process to get 6TB anytime soon since Weaknees is now offering 6TB drives for the Roamios. I just went ahead and ordered one 6TB drive(for my KMTTG/TiVo Desktop PC) and ordered several of the 2TB EZRX drives to use in my first unRAID. I have a bunch of 1.5TB green drives that are many years old and I want to gradually replace them.

    I haven't purchased a WD drive in a very long time. I had been using Seagate drives the last few years. But my choice was refurb Seagate 2TB drives for $65 with a 90 day warranty or the 2TB WD drives for $75 with a 2 year warranty. I really liked those 5900 rpm seagate drives since I have used over a dozen for a few years with no issues. But you never know with the refurbs. Heck nowadays even with the new drives you never know what you will get.

    Plus now I guess now I will have to disable the WDIDLE crap on the WD drives.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2014 #2314 of 3314
    BrentOMatic

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    Sell the 1tb I just pulled our of the new Roamio Plus in eBay.

    If it breaks I suppose I would buy a new one.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2014 #2315 of 3314
    delgadobb

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    A simple formula many people wiser than myself would advocate here:

    Hassle getting Roamio Plus back to original state if Tivo help needed > $$ gained by selling drive
     
  16. Dec 7, 2014 #2316 of 3314
    DrewTivo

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    Yeah, what does a new equivalent drive cost? $55? After discount for not new/no warranty/ebay fees and time/hassle seems like it's just not worth selling.
     
  17. Dec 9, 2014 #2317 of 3314
    DrewTivo

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    Question about general thinking/advice:

    Just go ahead and upgrade the plus to 3TB upon purchase? Or is it a YMMV situation? My current 1TB Tivo HD has enough space for current recordings, although like anyone we tend to accumulate a bit . . .
     
  18. Dec 9, 2014 #2318 of 3314
    ej42137

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    Here's my suggestion: Get 6TB from Weaknees right away; record almost everything that sounds interesting but don't watch it right away. Binge-watch those shows that you really like, and when something has been sitting out there unwatched for too long delete it without regret. You'll find yourself enjoying the TV you do watch more.
     
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    mattack

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  20. nooneuknow

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    The power requirements for 8TB drives must be pretty high, unless they are using some serious spin-up staging. Even if they are, the time it might take could exceed how long the Roamio waits for the drive to say it's ready...

    I'll have to find time to take a look into the link. I'm kind of busy these days...
     

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