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There are currently two methods being used to upgrade/replace TiVo Bolt HDDs. One is replacing the internal 2.5" drive, the other is using a 3.5" drive by drilling a hole in the casing and using a sata extension cable and providing an external power source as well as a separate housing. TiVos are particular about what type of HDD is used. The parts section included the most popular choices for internal HDD replacement options. This Guide will cover replacing the internal 2.5" HDD with another 2.5" HDD. You can use a drive greater than 3tb however the TiVo box will not auto format it. This Guide will not cover how to format a HDD for use in a TiVo if it is over 3tb.

  1. This screw is a different length than all the other screws.
    • This screw is a different length than all the other screws.

  2. Undo the clips to lift up the Cable card slot cover
    • Undo the clips to lift up the Cable card slot cover

  3. Do not attempt to remove the housing yet. Still 3 more screws and plastic clips holding it in place
    • Do not attempt to remove the housing yet. Still 3 more screws and plastic clips holding it in place

  4. This shows the placement of the clips so you know where to place your plastic pics. Make sure to left this cover straight up when removing as you can see on the left side it has prongs that slide into the other part of the plastic housing.
    • This shows the placement of the clips so you know where to place your plastic pics.

    • Make sure to left this cover straight up when removing as you can see on the left side it has prongs that slide into the other part of the plastic housing.

  5. Case is still clipped in so do not attempt to remove the case yet Case is still clipped in so do not attempt to remove the case yet
    • Case is still clipped in so do not attempt to remove the case yet

  6. Plastic Pic placement shows where the clips are. I found it easy to use a 5th pic on the right to help separate the housing from the board
    • Plastic Pic placement shows where the clips are.

    • I found it easy to use a 5th pic on the right to help separate the housing from the board

  7. Once you undo this screw you can unplug the harddrive and left up the HDD to separate the HDD and tray from the Board
    • Once you undo this screw you can unplug the harddrive and left up the HDD to separate the HDD and tray from the Board

    • Then undo the screws holding the tray to the HDD. Put the Tray on you new HDD and screw it in.

  8. Afterwards I decided to go ahead and add the plastic routing clips on, which are not shown in the picture. Afterwards I decided to go ahead and add the plastic routing clips on, which are not shown in the picture. Afterwards I decided to go ahead and add the plastic routing clips on, which are not shown in the picture.
    • Afterwards I decided to go ahead and add the plastic routing clips on, which are not shown in the picture.

结论

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I’m using a bolt+. One thing I couldn’t figure out how to do was step 4 without breaking the clips for the HDD cover. Even though they snapped off, it’s generally not a big deal, and will actually make it easier the next time to take the thing apart. One thing I noticed about the design is the cooling is terrible. The fan is placed in an off-center area where it sucks air in and the pressure forces it to blow out the bottom. In addition, the HDD is sitting on top of a sealed area and has no airflow. For those with hard drive failures, heat is likely the culprit in this case…poor design. I’m not even gonna put the HDD cover back on. Instead I' have some 80mm usb powered fans I’m just gonna have blow straight into the side of the bolt across the HDD.

Gman - 回复

Hello. Just wanted to send you this interesting article from backblaze about hard drive failure in relationship to heat. I am not disagreeing with you I think the heat distribution design does not work very well as I have also done the same thing and added a usb powered fan to the bottom of the TiVo. And since you seem to be interested in taking apart your TiVo. I’ll leave these articles here about using SSDs in DVRs. You may find it an interesting read. Link 1 and Link 2.

Jacob -

Any update to supported HDDs as the ones listed are no longer available?

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