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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by JoeTaxpayer, Aug 12, 2011.
The site shows not available, but asking here, does anyone know if it's in the works?
Nobody at this point has said that a trunked copy of the TP/TPXL software is in the works or even possible, so without that Instant Cake would not be possible. At $39 for the current Instant Cake you might be better off purchasing a preformatted hard drive for your TP/TPXL as the cost difference is not that much. (assuming you don't want to make your own copy from the TP/TPXL original drive to a new drive)
I'm seeing 1TB = $230 / 2TB = $300
With the bare drives selling now for $50/$80, the $40 for software seems reasonable. I've used IC for my Series2/HD/THX, and it was easy.
I'm assuming if they are able to produce these drives pre-formatted/imaged, they'll eventually offer the software as well.
I just made a quick check on E-Bay and a 2TB Premiere drive is $150 inc shiping so I don't know where you got your $300 price. see http://cgi.ebay.com/TiVo-Premiere-XL-TCD748000-Hard-Drive-Upgrade-2TB-WD-/260687200608?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb22b0160 or E-Bay item 260687200608.
I have no connection to this seller, just showing you an example of current pricing by a top rated seller.
From dvrupgeade.com the same guys who write instant cake. I appreciate the lead, by the way, looks good.
The jfms software (linked from other thread) does this just fine. Used a 1.5TB drive I had, and it's up and running, 237 hours of HD.