Hard Drive Upgrade Info

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

  1. ChrisFix

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    The original drive in your Roamio is a Seagate? I thought all Roamio factory drives were WD AV drives...
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Believe it or not, it is. I just opened it up.
     
  3. lessd

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    One of my 3 Roamio from the past did have a Seagate drive, no big deal.
     
  4. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I've had at least two Roamio basics that I've upgraded have the 500GB Seagates in them. I haven't heard any reports of the plus or pro having one though.
     
  5. Imageek2

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    I bought a refurbished Roamio Basic one month ago and it has a Seagate.
     
  6. dennya

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    Seagate's horrific reliability issues seem to have started with their 1TB drives, so probably not an issue.

    Thanks so much for this topic! Between this and MFS Reformatter (donated!), it was about a 45 minute start-to-finish on upgrading my new Roamio OTA to 4TB. A lot of that was thanks to having the proper Torx screwdriver heads at the start and knowing how to get the top off the Roamio.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    TiVo will use the small seagates in some of their boxes, but not the larger sizes. My Roamio Basic from 2013 had a Seagate 500 GB drive in it. The 1TB red I replaced it with uses less power than the 500GB Seagate.
     
  8. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    All my three Roamios were the Plus model and one did have a Seagate drive.
     
  9. pldmich

    pldmich New Member

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    Refurb I got this week was a Seagate also. No longer. 3T WDEURX upgrade.
     
  10. leiff

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    I see WD20EURX on sale through amazon 3rd party for $80. Is this a good choice for my roamio basic?
     
  11. krkaufman

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    Better:
    ... and both of the above prices are sold/shipped by Amazon
     
  12. leiff

    leiff Active Member

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    The second one you linked to is the one I just bought and if you scroll down further through the page you'll see third party sells
    80.00
    + Free Shipping
    Sold by: Parts Bonanza

    No tax for cali either even though it says it ships from cali came to $80 flat
    I just noticed vender has only 8 feedback. Oh well. Backed by amazon.
     
  13. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I understand (and saw that price). I typically avoid 3rd party sellers, unless they're a known entity.
     
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  14. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    I would check on their return policy and frown upon non-Amazon standards.
     
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  15. leiff

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    What about this $84 WD30EZRX from eBay?
    http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=171898912397

    EZRX VS. EURX?
    Part of the reason I wanted to go to 2 instead of 3tb for my Rbasic was I thought It would put less strain on the weak power adapter.
     
  16. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    At least for the EZRX series, the 2TB and 3TB models have the same power specifications. Those go up for the 4-6TB models.

    Scott
     
  17. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Thanks, that's the first I've heard that.

    I've used the EZRX drives in a minimum of four different Roamios and have yet to see or have one issue. I'm about to put one in my new Roamio refurb base that's arriving tomorrow too. I personally think they're fine for TiVo use.
     
  18. leiff

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    So i need to decide between amazon third party WD20EURX WD AV-GP for $80, Or WD30EZRX for $90 from ebay. Is the WD20EURX better suited because its AV-GP? Will it be better for my weak roamio basic stock power adapter than the WD30EZRX? Even though the 3 terabyte drive is only $10 more for me being in California I don't really need the extra space if there are other benefits from taking the smaller drive
     
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  19. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Your power supply will handle both just fine. I've had at least 2 EZRX in base roamios and an OTA.
     
  20. leiff

    leiff Active Member

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    And what about the AV-GP bennifits of the EURX?
     

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