HOW TO – Upgrade a TiVo S3 to 1TB

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HOW TO – Upgrade a TiVo S3 to 1TB

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Here’s how to increase the TiVo S3’s 250GB to 1TB, giving you about 52 days of recording time, wow! Lightrunner @ the TiVo Community forums writes – “I was disappointed to find out that the eSata port on the new S3 was not yet active. So like the Glad Press n Seal, I decided to take matters into my own hands and increase the S3 recording capacity the old fashion way. I opened up my SuSE Linux box and expand the drives via an external RAID with an enclosure developed by Sans Digital via a SATA to eSATA cable. I first tested this by taking the original 250GB hard drive and placing it in an external drive enclosure with eSATA support. The test was successful. The following is what I did…” [via] – Link.


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