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Anyone upgraded a TiVo Roamio to more than 3 TB?
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 26, 2017 09:43AM
I have a TiVo Roamio which has a 500 GB HD as far as I know. I just bought a 4 TB WD Blue and I would like to swap the drive. I understand the TiVo will only use 3 TB, which is still pretty cool. But I would like to use the 4th TB on this drive, and I found these instructions

[www.tivocommunity.com]

Please let me know if you have a better method.

Thanks
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Re: Anyone upgraded a TiVo Roamio to more than 3 TB?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: August 26, 2017 12:05PM
I went to 8TB on my Roamios using those instructions.
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Re: Anyone upgraded a TiVo Roamio to more than 3 TB?
Posted by: Microman
Date: August 26, 2017 01:20PM
Dang, 8 TB, I thought buying the 3 TB for my Bolt was a lot... And it is, 100's of HD episodes of single shows, to watch, and skip commercials.
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Re: Anyone upgraded a TiVo Roamio to more than 3 TB?
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 26, 2017 01:25PM
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Gareth
I went to 8TB on my Roamios using those instructions.

cool, thanks for the feedback. I was wondering if there was a simpler method, without putting in TiVo first, taking it out, and putting it back. But if that is what I have to do, then I have to do it for the extra TB.
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Re: Anyone upgraded a TiVo Roamio to more than 3 TB?
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 24, 2017 06:38PM
In case anyone ever searches for this thread, I updated the TiVo today, about a month after the initial post.

Originally the 500 GB HD indicated a HD capacity of 75 h IIRC.

I put in the 4 TB and after setup, TiVo said 282 h HD. It seems it was seeing slightly less than 2 TB.

Took that HD out and run that MFS Reformatter (mfsr) (latest version 1004) and it took several minutes over a USB2 dock. I think it took 10-15 min, I was doing something else and didn't pay attention.

When done, I put it back in TiVo and I had to do the setup all over again. This time, it shows 636 h HD. Quite a big jump from the original 75h. I did make a well deserved donation to the developer. I figured out I could send him the money saved by buying this HD on sale.
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