Tivo Bolt hard drive replacement video

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  1. Feb 4, 2016 #21 of 136
    sangs

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    Just wondering how that 3TB Toshiba drive is working after several months?
     
  2. Feb 17, 2016 #22 of 136
    sm4194

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2016 #23 of 136
    aaronwt

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    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.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2016 #24 of 136
    sm4194

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    Aside from the 3TB Toshiba drive I am also considering this 2TB Seagate drive.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MPWYLHO/ref=dp_ob_neva_mobile

    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.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2016 #25 of 136
    sangs

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    Have been using a pair of the Toshiba drives for a couple weeks now with no issues (knock wood).
     
  6. Feb 18, 2016 #26 of 136
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    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.
     
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  7. Feb 18, 2016 #27 of 136
    sm4194

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    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.
     
  8. Feb 18, 2016 #28 of 136
    Robbo1

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    You will definitely need to re-pair the cable card. Not sure about teh erst of teh set-up process.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2016 #29 of 136
    Melencio

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    Is this true? That I need to re-pair the cable card if I replace the HD? Can anyone please validate this?
    Thank you!
     
  10. Mar 6, 2016 #30 of 136
    aaronwt

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    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.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2016 #31 of 136
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    If I put a 3TB drive in the Bolt, will it be able to use 3TB or is there a 2TB limit?
     
  12. Mar 16, 2016 #32 of 136
    ggieseke

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    It will use all of a 3TB drive.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2016 #33 of 136
    nyceis

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    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.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2016 #34 of 136
    ggieseke

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    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.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2016 #35 of 136
    aaronwt

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    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."

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=10501028#post10501028
     
  16. Apr 26, 2016 #36 of 136
    grimacedface

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    Has anybody tried using an SSD drive?
     
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  19. Jun 9, 2016 #39 of 136
    tommiet

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    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?
     
  20. Jun 9, 2016 #40 of 136
    aaronwt

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    diachun posted this link in another thread for the 3TB
    Toshiba
     
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