? Question For Bolt users that upgraded your internal HD...

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by tomatomic, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. tomatomic

    tomatomic New Member

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    It seems the only way for you to tell what HD size your bolt is seeing or using is by what the bolt is saying is has for "Recording Capacity" in System Information.. or is there another way to see what the bolt has?

    and with my 5TB its saying 92 hours. what does yours say? (please mention what size of drive you installed and what recording capacity your bolt reports)


    Personally, i was expecting much more, and am not sure its seeing the whole drive... So i could use the help.
     
  2. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    3TB drive, 350 HD hours capacity
    ETA, I mispoke, 350 is my free space, capacity is up to 478 HD hours.
     
  3. tomatomic

    tomatomic New Member

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    hmm.. you'd think my 5TB would show more than 92 HD hours then... oi.
    anyone else?
     
  4. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    How did you get to the 5TB drive as it sounds like you didn't use the MFS tools?

    Scott
     
  5. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    You probably didn't properly expand it with the amazing software that frequenters of this forum have created.

    Check the Upgrades Forum.

    -KP
     
  6. tomatomic

    tomatomic New Member

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    Oh i wasn't aware I needed to prep the drive
    The 3Tb i tried a ways back didn't seem to need it but its been a while, didnt think about it.

    so, okay, ill check upgrades and see what i can do. thanks.
     
  7. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    That's because 3TB is the highest default drive size on a Tivo and they format drives up to that size automatically.
     
  8. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    Yeah, with up to a 3TB drive, you can just drop it in. That's why I went with one. No need to mess with it. As phox_mulder says, my 3TB internal drive Bolt shows Variable, up to 478 HD or 3289 SD hours.
     
  9. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    Are you saying you have a 5TB drive that fits inside the Bolt? A 2.5" drive? Is it an SSD? Or are you perhaps referring to a model of Seagate 3TB BarraCuda 5400 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" 15mm Internal Hard Drive ST3000LM024 - Newegg.com

    Looks like that is available up to 5TB. Guess I've been out of the loop. I thought 2.5" internal drives above 2TB were in short supply after the 3TB Hitatchi (what I've got) was discontinued.
     
  10. tomatomic

    tomatomic New Member

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    welp that worked!! thanks very much guys.. that reformatter is like.. magic!

    "800 hours"
     
  11. tomatomic

    tomatomic New Member

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    nope, 2.5 5TB. got it from a post listing drives that work with TE3 and TE4
     
  12. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    Ooops, in my post I meant 3TB Toshiba, not Hitatchi.
     
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