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Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by najenagold, Oct 7, 2015.
Just wondering how that 3TB Toshiba drive is working after several months?
Any updates from folks who upgraded using the 3TB Toshiba drive. It appears it is the only 3TB 2.5" drive on the market. I was also considering a 2TB 2.5" drive but was unsure if I needed any specific drive. Does greater cache (32MB vs 16MB) or faster read speed (7200rpm vs 5400rpm) make a difference in performance if I will be hooking up 5 minis.
A 5400 rpm drive is more than capable of handling those streams. The WD drives are only 5400 rpm. I have the 4TB seagate in both of my Bolts. They have zero issues with at least a dozen concurrent read/write streams with the Bolt.
Aside from the 3TB Toshiba drive I am also considering this 2TB Seagate drive.
The Toshiba is 15 mm tall and the Seagate is 9.5 mm tall. Should either drive fit easily into the Bolt? Is there any reason I should select a different drive than the Seagate if I am OK with 2TB? Thanks.
Have been using a pair of the Toshiba drives for a couple weeks now with no issues (knock wood).
The 15mm Toshiba fits fine as long as you don't replace the little cable guides back on top of the drive. I didn't even use them - I just routed the cable away from the fan.
If you initially set up a Bolt (download updates, go through setup process, get cable card activated, etc.) and later replace the hard drive, do you need to go through the whole setup process again or is that info stored separately from the hard drive. I know all recorded shows will be deleted but wasn't sure about rest of the setup info.
You will definitely need to re-pair the cable card. Not sure about teh erst of teh set-up process.
Is this true? That I need to re-pair the cable card if I replace the HD? Can anyone please validate this?
I have needed to re-pair for every time I've put a drive in a Bolt. Which I think has been six times now.
If I put a 3TB drive in the Bolt, will it be able to use 3TB or is there a 2TB limit?
It will use all of a 3TB drive.
Just to be clear; people have put in the 3TB without needing to do the MFSR process described in RossWalker's tutorial? He says anything over 2TB needs the extra process to use all the space....
Debating between the Toshiba 3TB and the Seagate 2TB for my new Bolt.
Unless they have changed something very recently the built-in auto format on Roamios and Bolts works fine on 3TB drives. I can test it again for Roamios in about a week with 20.5.9 and post the results.
Even if only using a 3TB drive(the smallest mfsr works with)
mfsr " aligns the MFS file (application) and inode "zones" correctly for Advanced Format (4K) drives. That should improve performance and reduce wear & tear on the drive."
Has anybody tried using an SSD drive?
I actually just read that. Was hoping there'd be more people that have done it.
Does not seem to be too many choices for large 2.5 hard drives. Can someone validate that a 15mm drive would fit in my BOLT.
If you have a link to a 3+GB drive for a decent price, could you please share?
diachun posted this link in another thread for the 3TB