Adding a new drive

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I have a Tivo2 (manufactured by TIVO itself, it appears) with "80 hours" on
it. What physical sized drive is that? How big of a drive can I add in
place of it? Do I have to "hack" the box? Am I breaking Tivo rules?

I know that "80 hours" is only for lowest quality. I presume that, if I
double ( or triple) the size of the drive, then I'll get 160 hours of
"lowest quality"?

Any reference to a "how to " or "where to buy" site would also be
appreciated.

thanks RichG TX
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 13:59:14 GMT, "RichG" <rich99sue@sbcxxxglobal.net>
    wrotE:

    >I have a Tivo2 (manufactured by TIVO itself, it appears) with "80 hours" on
    >it. What physical sized drive is that? How big of a drive can I add in
    >place of it? Do I have to "hack" the box? Am I breaking Tivo rules?
    >
    >I know that "80 hours" is only for lowest quality. I presume that, if I
    >double ( or triple) the size of the drive, then I'll get 160 hours of
    >"lowest quality"?
    >
    >Any reference to a "how to " or "where to buy" site would also be
    >appreciated.
    >
    >thanks RichG TX
    >

    For hard drive upgrades, this is the best link:
    http://www.newreleasesvideo.com/hinsdale-how-to/
  2. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    In article <ScR5e.153$gB4.103@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com>,
    "RichG" <rich99sue@sbcxxxglobal.net> wrote:

    > I have a Tivo2 (manufactured by TIVO itself, it appears) with "80 hours" on
    > it. What physical sized drive is that?

    80 Gigs.

    > How big of a drive can I add in
    > place of it?

    You can replace it with 2 120 Gig Drives.

    All your questions and more are answered at:

    http://www.weaknees.com/faq.php

    Either buy a kit from http://www.weaknees.com/

    or buy drives (when on sale) from Office Depot or BestBuy
    and follow instructions at:

    http://tivo.upgrade-instructions.com/


    > Do I have to "hack" the box? Am I breaking Tivo rules?
    >
    > I know that "80 hours" is only for lowest quality. I presume that, if I
    > double ( or triple) the size of the drive, then I'll get 160 hours of
    > "lowest quality"?
    >
    > Any reference to a "how to " or "where to buy" site would also be
    > appreciated.
    >
    > thanks RichG TX


    Western Digital Hard Drives are deemed too noisy by many folks for use
    in a TiVo.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    "RichG" <rich99sue@sbcxxxglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:ScR5e.153$gB4.103@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
    >I have a Tivo2 (manufactured by TIVO itself, it appears) with "80 hours" on
    > it. What physical sized drive is that? How big of a drive can I add in
    > place of it? Do I have to "hack" the box? Am I breaking Tivo rules?
    There are roughly 80 hours of low quality recording on an 80 gb drive.
    (slightly more, actually). Depending on what sw version your tivo is
    running, you may or may not be limited to 137 gb of usable space. For sw
    versions 5.2 and 7.1 you can go higher than 137 gb, I've read something
    about a limit of 300 gb per drive. Read about lba48. You do not have to
    hack the box, but you do need to remove your original drive and make a
    backup. Read up on the hinsdale guide, it is very clear about going about
    this process. Many people put larger drives in their tivos, there are
    companies who sell them with tivo images on them already.

    >
    > I know that "80 hours" is only for lowest quality. I presume that, if I
    > double ( or triple) the size of the drive, then I'll get 160 hours of
    > "lowest quality"?
    >
    > Any reference to a "how to " or "where to buy" site would also be
    > appreciated.

    I like seagate drives, they seem quiet and run cool. As for where to buy,
    the web is loaded with sites selling hard drives, often for less than $50
    after rebate for a 120 or 160 gb. Check all the big guys, Best Buy,
    Outpost.com, compusa, etc. Dealdatabase forum has a thread on good buys. I
    got a seagate 160 for $50 from Fry's Outpost.com.

    Rick
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