SSD or HDD for Tivo Roamio?

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  1. Yamboo45

    Yamboo45 New Member

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    I know HDD's are Cheaper, But would it be worth it putting a SSD in a Tivo Roamio, or would it kill the drive from constantly writing to it? I don't imagine there will be much of a speed improvement (other than maybe recording faster) and i doubt there's a way to get a clear picture.
     
  2. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    Dvrs constantly write to a drive and that will shorten the life of a SSD. SSDs can die without warning. There is no real advantage to using an SSD in a dvr at this point, especially with the large HDDs available at relatively inexpensive drives.
    Why don't they use solid state drives in DVRs? - The Solid Signal Blog
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  3. powrcow

    powrcow Active Member

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    One thing to think about is that recording things faster doesn't happen with linear TV. If the drive can keep up with the max use of recording 6 separate channels, watching a recorded program, and 4 Minis watching recorded programs, then a faster drive won't do much.

    The best savings a SSD *could* do is heat and power savings. The power savings is probably negated by the additional cost of the SSD.
     
  4. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    I think the OS is on flash storage, not the hard drive, in a Roamio. Don't think an SSD would help.
     

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