Upgrade Internal HDD

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by toricred, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. toricred

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    I'm looking to buy a Bolt to join my existing Roamio Pro, but 500GB seems way too small. What are the "best" drives in 1TB, 2TB, larger(?) that people have been successful getting installed in their Bolt?
     
  2. eric102

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    The 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M9T ST2000LM003 is a popular choice from what I have read, it will often go on sale for $90 at the egg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16822178627&cm_sp=

    I was going to install one in my Bolt but have found I rarely use more than 15% of the 500GB drive so haven't done it yet. Like you I have a Roamio Pro that shares some of the work load.

    I use the Bolt to record programs with skip and the Pro for most of the others.
     
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  3. toricred

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    That's exactly what I plan on doing, but most of what we record has skipmode available so a lot of the recording duty will shift to the Bolt.
     
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    Yes. there are some great prices on it now. Only $120 for the 4TB 2.5" drive.
    I did this with each of my Bolts. They used to cost much more last year.
     
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    Is there a preferred option for a 3 TB HDD?
     
  9. toricred

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    I ordered the 4TB drive and it should be here Wednesday. Hopefully the swap will go well.
     
  10. jesrush

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    I put a 1tb crucial ssd in. No isssues. Blazing fast.
     
  11. DaveLessnau

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    With the SSD, is the Bolt any quieter when nothing's playing? I'm not sure if the whirring sound I'm hearing is from the fan or the HD.
     
  12. aaronwt

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    it's from the fan.
     
  13. Rob772

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    How do you handle TRIM & background cleanup with the SSD? Does the Bolt support it?
     
  14. DaveLessnau

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    Ah, but does the fan run less with an SSD instead of a mechanical hard drive? An SSD might pump out less heat.

    Also, like Rob772, I'm interested in if the Bolt handles TRIM.
     
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    Don't know if you can use that external hard drive because its a usb connection and I don't think bolt supports that protocol
     
  17. tivoboy

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    thanks..
    I was actually just talking about removing the drive from the external enclosure, as others have done and use the 2TB drive.
     
  18. aaronwt

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    Some enclosures though have the hard drive merged with the external connections. So there is no way to use the hard drive.
     
  19. Rob772

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    And be sure to check that the internal interface on that drive in the external enclosure isn't usb support only.
     

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