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Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by gary712, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. gary712

    gary712 Member

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    I just ordered a rb 500gb vox I want to upgrade the hard drive. Is the WD red still the one to buy?
     
  2. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    You do realize that the Bolt VOX uses 2.5" hard drives, I hope. There are several folks who have connected 3.5" drives via external encloses or by modifying the case of the bolt. Might want to do some more homework before you buy something.
     
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  3. gary712

    gary712 Member

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    Will it work like my Romeo where I just drop in a new hard drive?
     
  4. gary712

    gary712 Member

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    Also. Which Hf do u recommend for the bolt. 3tb
     
  5. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    All of the WD Reds are 3.5". An often recommended 3TB 2.5" is the Toshiba, Toshiba MQ03ABB300 3.0TB 2.5-inch 15.0mm SATA... at MacSales.com
    However, Tivo recently stopped working with some Bolt hard drive upgrades....I believe it was for folks running hydra, but you will have to do some homework before proceeding.
     
  6. Mikeguy

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    It was on boxes using Hydra (TE4), and anecdotal evidence suggests a connection to the latest Hydra update 2 weeks ago. No one has posted there an issue with a hard drive upgrade using the Toshiba drive. But note, again, that everything on this issue is anecdotal at this point.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2018 #7 of 21
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    gary712 Member

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    ok i got my bolt 500gb and replaced the hd with a wd 2 tb .Tivo won't complete setup.I put the 500gb back in and it completes the setup. How do I get my wd 2tb to work? Tivo came with 500gb wd drive and hydra
     
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    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    With the 500gb hdd, revert the the UI to TE3. Then put the 2tb in and start it up.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2018 #9 of 21
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    gary712 Member

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    How go I revert TiVo bolt to TE3 UI ?
     
  10. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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  11. gary712

    gary712 Member

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    i have a bolt. is this the same process?
     
  12. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I've read here, yes.
     
  13. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I find it amazing that the creator of that thread has not been back since the day he/she started it.
     
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  14. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I guess he/she reverted back to IE3 and has been happy ever since!
     
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  15. Anotherpyr

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    Which WD 2TB? I believe that the SMR one, which is less desirable and not recommended is the one that Mira won’t work with.
     
  16. gary712

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    I have a WD 2tb HDD rhat I wanr ro install in my bolt. When I installed it, I couldn't get past the set up screen. Tonight I will put the 500gb HDD back in and downgrade the UI to te3 . Then I will try the WD 2rb HDD. I will post my progress tomorrow.thanks for all your help.
     
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  17. gary712

    gary712 Member

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    I followed instructions to go from hydra to te3 but nothing happens..any ideas?
     
  18. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    Grasping, but how about wiping the 2tb hdd. Write zeros to it.
     
  19. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Which WD 2TB as Anotherpyr asked above?

    Scott
     
  20. jmbach

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    Took a couple of tries to get my Bolt Vox to revert to TE3. The button presses have to be in relative quick succession. Not super fast but without pauses between presses.
     
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