How Big is my Hard drive?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by spatel783, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. spatel783

    spatel783 New Member

    Nov 26, 2005


    I just recently bought a 40-hour series 2 (Obviously I'm going to upgrade!!) but I was just wondering how large the hard drive is in the 40 hour and how large of a hard drive I would be allowed to replace it with.

    I read somewhere that 137 gb is the most a TIVO will read (I don't want to put in TWO hdd's). Is there anyway to bypass that? And, how many hours would I be able to record on a 137gb hdd?

    Thanks Folks!

    PS - Is there a way I can transfer my recordings form my Tivo Box to my computer so i can burn them?
  2. rsnaider

    rsnaider Active Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Long Island, NY
    You HD is most likely a 40GB drive.

    With 7.x software you are no longer limited to 137GB and I just upgraded my Toshiba RX-20 from a single 120GB to a 300GB with no issues using Weakness instructions and .iso boot cd.
  3. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

    Jan 12, 2003
    A2 Michigan
    The 40HR Stand Alone Series 2 has a 40G hard drive. There have been reports of upgrades using Two 500G hard drives. the 137G limit was with the older OS have the TiVo make a few connections to get the current software that supports the larger hard drives.

    If you have the Stand Alone Series 2 look for TiVo desktop on the web site.

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