TiVo Edge (Series 7 DVR for Cable)

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by NashGuy, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    Ted doesn't work for TiVo anymore. I doubt he'll reply, but I bet he's not happy about any of those things either. All I can speak to is the HDD situation.

    As you appear to have noticed, the Edge doesn't have the eSATA port used to connect DVR Expander drives to previous models. But it is possible to completely replace the internal drive in the Edge with an external 3.5" drive. Weaknees sells drive kits or preconfigured units up to 14 TB. There must be a way to DIY completely, but I don't have an Edge so have never looked into it.

    In fact I've had it with TiVo. So, while keeping our last remaining Tivo running — a Roamio Pro on TE3, and by the way the Edge does not support TE3 — we've been getting used to Channels DVR as a long-term replacement, and liking it.
     
  2. Sixto

    Sixto Member TCF Club

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    Yep, here's the video, it's very easy to swap to external:

    It works great, it does cost some $, but I just wanted the best possible robust setup, been running this way on two Edge's for a couple of weeks now.

    I went with WD30PURZ drives, which are in the Weaknees 3TB enclosure, or can be had for $85 plus the other parts.
     
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  3. Sixto

    Sixto Member TCF Club

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    I also added the AC Infinity MULTIFAN S4 fan underneath both Edge's, as an extra pre-caution, though probably totally unnecessary, especially with no internal hard drive.

    The Edge's were running at 44°C ODT prior to the fan, now at 38°C ODT. The previous Bolt+'s were +30°C higher, very hot, these Edge's run so cool in comparison, but figured I'd play to see how low I could get the temperature with a nice fan.
     

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