Swapping hard drives

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jamescambron, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. jamescambron

    jamescambron New Member

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    If I swap the hard drives in two identical machines, will the programming I have recorded remain on both hard drives? I have an upgraded Tivo with a 200 hour hard drive, but can't get local channels. I want to swap it with a 30 hour Tivo that is getting local channels. Thanks.
     
  2. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    To put it simply -- No. The hard drive is tied to the motherboard of the TiVo. This is why when you use the image on an identical but different TiVo, you have to do a Clear and Delete Everything before you can use the new hard drive. Swapping the drives is not an option if you want to preserve your recordings.

    I'd recommend re-running Guided Setup, so you can get the local channels on both TiVos. This will not destroy your recordings.

    Good Luck.
     
  3. jamescambron

    jamescambron New Member

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    I will try to reset the again. Previous attempts have been unsuccessful though. Thanks a lot for the reply. I appreciate it.
     

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