Upgrade hard drive format

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  1. Feb 1, 2015 #1 of 29
    davidg716

    davidg716 Member

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    I cloned my 1tb drive to a new 3tb drive and of course TiVo still thinks it's a 1tb drive still. If I run the onboard factory reset will it reformat and see the entire drive? Or do I need to pull it and format it clean on a pc first?
     
  2. Feb 1, 2015 #2 of 29
    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Are you in the right forum? Roamio upgrades to 3tb by just connecting the drive, no other work needed...
     
  3. Feb 1, 2015 #3 of 29
    davidg716

    davidg716 Member

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    Yes.

    I tried to clone the old drive to save all of my settings and recorded shows. It didn't work.

    Neither did trying to install the 3tb drive and factory restoring. It still only shows 150 hours remaining.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2015 #4 of 29
    Teeps

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    At this time I believe so.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2015 #5 of 29
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    You need to wipe it, or at least the first few sectors. If you present a Roamio with an intact file system that it recognizes it will treat it as gospel. If you wipe the drive on a PC the Roamio will reformat it and use the entire 3TB.

    There is no way (at this time) to expand a Roamio and keep the settings and recordings. Hopefully that will change one of these days.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2015 #6 of 29
    davidg716

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    Went a head and pulled the TiVo and formatted the drive on my windows PC, now its reinitializing in Tivo setup. Should be good to go now.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2015 #7 of 29
    Teeps

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    I sure hope so.
    My wife's Roamio basic is nearly 47% full in 5 weeks!
     
  8. Feb 2, 2015 #8 of 29
    aaronwt

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    You can always transfer the exisiting recordings and backup the Season Passes with KMTTG. Assuming the recordings aren't restricted. Then you just load the Season Passes and transfer the shows back to the new drive.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2015 #9 of 29
    davidg716

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    That's actually exactly what I did with the shows I didn't want to lose. I did lose a bunch of kids shows that are on Disney all of the time (just because it takes so long to transfer them) but I can just rebuild that library. The 20mo old won't noticed some of his episodes are missing...lol

    Fortunately all of our regular channels are 0x00
     
  10. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    They are mostly I Love Lucy reruns so not a problem rebuilding the library.
    All OTA channels are copy freely so I could transfer all but it takes too long.
     
  11. tootal2

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    you don't need that cloning program to upgrade the drive in a TiVo roamio?
     
  12. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    No, it automatically upgrades any new drive up to 3TB.
     
  13. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

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    that's fantastic. I think I will order a roamio basic this week.
     
  14. tootal2

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    Are there anyone upgrade instructions? and recommended hard drives?
     
  15. Arcady

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    Upgrade instructions: Unplug Tivo. Remove old drive. Insert new drive. Plug in TiVo.

    WD AV drives are my choice, same as what TiVo uses.
     
  16. dcline414

    dcline414 New Member

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    Is there any difference between the AV and purple (24/7 Surveillance) line? The specs and intended useĀ—constant video recordingĀ—are the same and I can't find a single difference in the technical specs.
     
  17. Arcady

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    I haven't tried a purple drive. I have been using AV-GP in my TiVo boxes.
     
  18. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    @nooneuknow is the resident pro in this department. You can find all the info you need in the Hard Drive upgrade thread in the Roamio forum.
     
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Now that TiVo has a way to move recordings and bypass copy restrictions they should add the feature to MRV so that it's easy to migrate to a new TiVo, or temporarily move shows to a second TiVo when upgrading the drive.

    In fact they should add a Migrate feature that moves all shows, settings, 1Ps, thumb ratings, etc... to a new TiVo. Making it easier for people to transition will make it more likely for them to upgrade.
     
  20. Arcady

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    I agree 100%. When you buy a new Mac, the first thing it does is ask if you want to import everything from your old Mac. TiVo should be able to do the same thing. TiVo already knows what boxes are on your account, so it should be easy to say "which of these boxes do you want to import from?" Then you pick a box or choose "none" if you are adding a TiVo.
     

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