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Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by angelsix, Oct 4, 2019.
No, OP has already stated that he has one of the Comcast DVR's with a 500GB HDD.
We've been through this a million times here. People use their TiVos differently. I don't use it as a movie server but I have a major backlog of TV seasons from a few years ago. Will I watch them all? No. But I'm not sure which ones I'm going to watch so I keep them on the TiVo. My current TiVo has a 3 TB drive and is around 94% full. A large drive is one of the most important features for me in a DVR. Limiting the top of the line DVR to 2 TB seems like a poor decision.
OK, so now the cable TV went down. After they fixed it my Comcast X1 DVR looks like it has a dead hard drive. I may get a cablecard from Comcast and switch back to my TiVo. This is the fourth time Comcast has gone out. I'm in a building with 100+ units so I have no need to call in a building wide problem...; but RCN was more reliable.
So, I watched the ABC World News on my TiVo and was delighted the skip mode is implemented on OTA shows. Watched a movie from my PC and now it's bedtime.
Agreed, no chance you get WD (or any other storage OEM, for that matter) to one-off a line of drives for such a small run (don't kid yourself here, this would be a tiny run). Then qualify it, etc. That would make extremely pricey drives.
A better decision would be using 4TB+ MLC/QLC SATA SSDs into these (I would say go M.2 NVMe, but that's higher $$). Slightly higher price, but not much (and that's at retail prices, cheaper in B2B/Wholesale). They don't generate much heat (use less power) and their MTBF is drastically higher than spinning disks. Oh, and no noise. And still fit in 2.5" SFF.
You must have a great source.
I think you will have to use an external 3.5" drive if you want more than 2TB of storage.
I think at least when it comes to us long-time TiVo users, a lot of us were buying the 1Tb in order to buy a larger drive and upgrade it ourselves to more storage for less money.
I'm holding off on this model until there's a larger storage solution. My S3 still has some old programs I watch from time to time.
You would think they would have a larger HD option and do like Apple does and charge an arm and a leg for that higher storage option. And then Tivo could just sell it via their site and put a longer wait time on it.
But yeah I guess they limited by their design choice of the 2.5" drive in the first place.
PErsonally 1 tb on my Roamio Plus is fine. I think the meat of the market doesn't care about having gobs and gobs of storage. They aren't archiving. Just time shifting short term.