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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by amseven11, Aug 20, 2013.
I'm sure its a 3TB you got there.
Depending on how you've setup your OnePasses, in terms of how many you have and especially how many episodes each OnePass is configured to keep, your rate of growth will be much higher early on, before any of your OnePasses hit their maximum "Keep at Most" setting.
I'll vouch for that. I just went upstairs and checked our stock 3TB Roamio Pro and it says the same... 476 HD hours.
I just ordered my roamio (tivo customer support offered me a $99 lifetime), could someone give me a link to the jet.com hard drive or give me the search term? Thank you in advance.
$107 with prime shipping.
Western Digital 3 TB WD AV-GP SATA III Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM AV Hard Drive WD30EURX
Thanks, it's not cheaper on jet?
WD50EZRX.....Will this work in the Roamio?
Yes, but not without some help and a Windows PC to format the drive correctly.
See the mfsr thread in the Upgrade forum.
So....the 3TB drives are drop and play but larger need help as described?
Correct. As long as the software has already been upgraded to 20.4.6 or later Roamios will auto-format drives over 3TB and appear to work fine, but you might end up with 50 hours or less of usable storage due to a bug in their software. MFSR will reformat it correctly to give you roughly 160 hours per TB.
Great, thanks again....
All of my One Passes are setup to keep them all and until I delete. For instance, we are just now getting around to watching last season's Gotham. Not on the Tivo, but an older DVR.
Another option for non copy-protected recordings is to move them off to your PC.
Why would I care, I'm not buying it?
What's the deal, do you work for this jet thing i've never heard of?
I just updated a roamio plus with a 3 tb drive and it shows the same 476 hours in system information as my stock pro. Would the bug you mention show the 50 less hours in system information or does it not show up until you fill up the whole drive?
The quoted statement appears to be scoped to "drives > 3TB" (i.e. not your 3TB drive) -- along with the fact that he's saying it would report 50GB of total usable space or less, not 50GB of less usable space.
You're fine. 476 HD hours is the number you're looking for.
How so? My 6TB disk is already full thanks to TiVo suggestions, and it's running great.
It could use folders to organize things better, but we just switch between sorting by A-Z or by data and can find what we need.
The device hasn't slowed down a bit as our play list has gotten longer and longer.
It is my understanding that TWC puts the copy protect flag up on almost everything. So that's not really an option either.
It's not for permanent storage is what I mean. And that's not "full". I'm not sure if TiVo suggestions is even counted in its "percent full" value, but I'd assumed not.
The other poster was saying effectively "my TiVo is full of stuff I want to save so I can't fit new recordings". He's doing it wrong, is all I'm trying to point out.