TIVO Edge: + more storage?

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by angelsix, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA


    No, OP has already stated that he has one of the Comcast DVR's with a 500GB HDD.
  2. NYHeel

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    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.
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  3. chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    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.
  4. MysticVenom

    MysticVenom New Member

    Oct 3, 2003
    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.
  5. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005


    You must have a great source. ;)
  6. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    I think you will have to use an external 3.5" drive if you want more than 2TB of storage.

    SC0TLANDF0REVER I Love my TiVo!

    Dec 9, 2001
    Raleigh, NC
    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.
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  8. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

    Apr 2, 2005
    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.

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