What size hard drive is in your Tivo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by cwaring, Aug 2, 2008.

What is the total capacity of drives in your Tivo?

Poll closed Aug 30, 2008.
  1. 40GB

    7 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. 41-100GB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 100-249GB

    38 vote(s)
    44.7%
  4. 250-499GB

    33 vote(s)
    38.8%
  5. 500-749GB

    5 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. 750-999GB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 1TB+

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. Aug 2, 2008 #1 of 21
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
    Some time has passed since the last one of these. More Tivo's sold (or at least changed hands ;)); bigger and cheaper drives, etc.

    So thought it would be a good idea to have another "how big is yours" poll :D

    This is actually because of a conversation I had with my brother earlier. We were just talking about drive capacities and I joked I might put a 1TB drivein my Tivo. He asked if this was even possible.

    I know the pre-LBA48 limit was 137MB but what's the upper limit with LBA48?

    I suppose I could have broken down the capacities a little more, but didn't want a poll too many options :p

    I have 1 x 200GB

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  2. Aug 2, 2008 #2 of 21
    Raisltin Majere

    Raisltin Majere The 96 YNWA

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    Mine's 200gb.

    I've been toying with the idea of upgrading with a larger drive but doubt I will.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2008 #3 of 21
    tenwiseman

    tenwiseman Fustrated Coder

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    Poll doesn't work if you wanna 'fess up on multiple TiVo ownership!

    Capacities as below with LBA48 driver in the bigger box.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2008 #4 of 21
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
    Well as (I assume) most of us only own one, I think the poll will stand.

    If you like, I could get it changed to "your main tivo" :D
     
  5. Aug 3, 2008 #5 of 21
    DeadKenny

    DeadKenny New Member

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    Still on the original disc (or discs as I think it could be a dual model). Don't record vast amounts really and I just never got round to upgrading.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2008 #6 of 21
    RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Carl with a comment like that you are beginning to sound like Pete :eek::eek:
     
  7. Aug 3, 2008 #7 of 21
    TCM2007

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    Who? ;)
     
  8. Aug 3, 2008 #8 of 21
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
    Nice insult :p

    @ the person who voted "1TB". Is that 2x500? (Can you even get 1TB drives? :D)
     
  9. Aug 3, 2008 #9 of 21
    Raisltin Majere

    Raisltin Majere The 96 YNWA

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  10. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Terabyte drives have been around for some time and cost under £90.

    I remember waiting for 120Gb drives to get down to £120 before I'd upgrade my first TiVo!
     
  11. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    1.5TB drives are out now too, everything above 750GB is SATA though.

    Carl maybe just missed the fact that SATA drives work fine in Tivos with a cheap IDE-SATA convertor :D
     
  12. pj280167

    pj280167 New Member

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    1 X 250Gb HA250JC media drive plus a spare in the cupboard with a disc image on it, just in case.......
     
  13. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
  14. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Who has four Tivos, although one not upgraded and not in service and not subbed and one that is only fit for the scrapheap.

    Two Lifetime Subbed ones - both have a Cachecard and 512MB of RAM and one has 1 x 250Gb and the other 2 x 250 Gb hard drives.
     
  15. Richard42

    Richard42 New Member

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    Both my TiVos are running on the original discs - and one is a month one machine.

    I'm touching wood as much as possible
     
  16. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    If the worst should happen I'm sure that either www.tivocentral.co.uk or www.tivoheaven.co.uk could help you out with a preformatted large hard drive to drop in to your machine.

    But how come you have felt the need for more recording space?
     
  17. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Different styles of usage:

    With 40GB you tend to watch everything tivo records, and immediately delete, generally using it for timeshifting. That's why many people are satisfied with 40Gb until the drive dies.

    With larger capacity drives you can start to keep programmes or whole series on tivo long term, record a couple of films, and make full use of wishlists. Then you pick and choose from a library of prerecorded programmes...
     
  18. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    Me too. Sat there watching all the component sites until Samsung drives dropped below £1 per GB, ummed and arghed about getting 120GB vs 80GB before going for 120GB...then adding in the 30GB original A which lasted for many, many years and didn't fail before I upgraded again to 400GB Samsung.
     
  19. mognuts

    mognuts UK TiVo User

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    2 x 500GB IBM/Hitachi deskstars. Been in for about three years now.
     
  20. jeremy Parsons

    jeremy Parsons Very Advanced Member

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    Capacity as below however I am due to be given another tivo by a friend so I might have three running tivo's and a spare.

    I still have a collection of ex tivo hard disks , the origional 40GB from all three plus an old set of 120gb's from tivo 1.

    As soon as I get a view Tivo 1 will go to 1TB , the new tivo will depend if its subbed , if it is I am tempted to cachecard it and add it as a freeview tivo for dedicated use with my sling box. I do also have a spare network interface so I might limit tivo 3 to 120mb so no cachecard is needed

    I have to admit I have kept a buch of spare parts and tivo 3 to use to keep tivo 1/2 running , I replaced the remote about a year ago
     

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