Problem Upgrading Roamio Plus Hard Drive

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  1. rhoelzer

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    I just got a new Roamio Plus and ordered a WD40EZRX 4TB drive for it.

    First question, I can just put the 4TB drive in it without any modification right? I had found a short thread where someone had done it but can't find that thread now..

    When I put the drive in out of the box I had the file system error that said it needed to reboot and format the drive. That looped and never got anywhere. I then connected the drive to a computer and ran killdisk. After that it went straight to the setup but I only get 283 hrs capacity and 287 hrs free disk space. I've tried a couple different things, formatted NTFS and got the same thing.

    I've noticed that after running it through the Tivo, when I connect it to the computer it shows the whole drive as unallocated. Is that normal since I'm looking at it in Windows?

    Thanks for any help..
     
  2. WVZR1

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    I've never seen a post that mentioned the 4TB was a DIY, 3TB yes but 4TB I understood needed to be sourced from Weaknees. Could I be wrong? Maybe but that's best I recall and yours didn't work so I'd guess that's a confirmation.

    Until I read your post the "thread title" had me a little apprehensive. Mine should arrive today and I may do mine. I did order a 3TB
     
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    The DIY worked great. Easy enough..
     

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