SSD in a TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by iNiv, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Davelnlr_

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    Been two years now. How is the drive holding up? My bolt+ 3TB HDD failed after 1 yr, 6mo, and I lost all my programs. They sent 3 refurbs before sending one that worked. I was thinking if it goes out again, to replace with an SSD. Its a 6 Tuner. I am just not convinced 3TB drives are any good. I had TWO of them for my computer that both failed at just over a year also. My 2TB drives in my Premiers have been running great for over 5 years now. I just do no like 3TB drives, so if this fails again, its either a 2TB SSD or a 2TB HDD I think.
     
  2. JLGomez2667

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    Im understanding that the reason besides short lifespan of an SSD is also when they get filled up over a certain percentage they become slower then a regular drive because of the way they handle the read and write of data.. Look into this if your thinking of keeping your SSD pretty full..
     
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    Backblaze Drive Stats: 2018 Hard Drive Failure Rates
     
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  5. aaronwt

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    That depends on the drive. My Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD drive is always full. It's speeds are still over 500MB/s(4Gb/s). And it's constantly being written to and read from. 24/7/365 for the last 3.5 years.
     
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  6. Davelnlr_

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    FWIW, Beside the drive in the Bolt+ which I think was a Toshiba 3TB, all my 3TB drive failures were Seagate. I am using one 2tb WD and three 4TB WD's, and havent had any issues with any of them. I have never had a Seagate Barracuda 2TB failure either.
     
  7. tommeboy

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    this is a longer thread .. anyone actually been running an SSD for more than a year ?
    I have a spare 2 TB WD BLUE SSD .. and figured I'd put in my BOLT since I no longer need this ssd
    I am fine if it only lasts 3 years or so .. I just want to know it's going to work well while it's in there
     
  8. JLGomez2667

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    Well the first part is whether the tivo will even work with it. I tried a 1tb ssd and it didnt. But I do know that all even regular drives dont work with it.. so I guess the first step is to find a compatible one.. but there r 2 reasons why u might not want and ssd .. first is lifespan the memory that ssd write like clusters in a hard drive have a limited amount of writes and reads unlike a reg drive.. second as an ssd gets more filled up it actually slows down meaning that if u run an ssd with let's say 80% filled I dont know the actual amount it tends to slow to a crawl.
     
  9. ej42137

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    I replaced the 4TB HD in a Roamio with a 4TB SSD back in July, and have been using it ever since. In October I opened it up and checked the SMART data. Based on my usage as reported by SMART, the SSD won't exceed its warranted TBW until another fifteen years have passed. I wouldn't count on a hard drive lasting that long.

    Of course, this doesn't answer tommeboy's question about whether it would work at all, since I am running TE3.
     
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  10. tommeboy

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    replaced tonight .. so far so good
    using a 2TB WD BLUE SSD

    The menus seem slightly faster but not hugely different.

    Another reason I swapped out was I had been having issues with HD shows on the History Channel stuttering during playback ..
    and although the stutter still seems to be there .. it does seem a little better

    I replaced the HDD on the Roamio .. still stuttered
    swapped out the Roamio with a 4K BOLT .. still stuttered with HDD
    swapped out HDD in the 4K BOLT with SSD .. and although still stuttering .. seems slightly better
     
  11. mattyro7878

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    Garbage in, garbage out. Thanks Comcast!
     
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  12. tommeboy

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    Yep starting to think that's the case with COMCAST

    for now SSD in BOLT seems to work mostly well
     
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    tommeboy

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    For those interested in will an SSD help with the heat within a BOLT ?
    I can say even with an SSD .. my BOLT still seems pretty hot while running
    No real difference between an HDD or SSD
    I think the cramped design and lack of airflow in the BOLT just causes this
     
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    JoeKustra

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    Yeah, I should have just done a cut & paste of his post. Next time.
     
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    aaronwt

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    I cant say I've ever run into that. I've been using a 1TB Samsung SSD in a Blue Iris machine for around five years. It is constantly around 99% full and being written to and read from 24/7/365 with my fifteen IP cameras.. I have never run into any issues with it. It has never slowed to a crawl.

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    aaronwt

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    Because most of the heat is not from the hard drive in a Bolt.

    Sent from my Galaxy S10
     
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    aaronwt

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    Much, much faster transfer from Bolt than from a Roamio OTA. The Bolt can hit up to 500mbps throughput. While the Roamio is below 100mbps.

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