CNET: Add More Space To Your TiVo

CNET’s Brian Cooley just posted an Insider Secrets video all about upgrading your TiVo with a larger hard drive, using the Instant Cake CD from DVRupgrade. I’ve often recommended Instant Cake myself, and I’ve used it in the past for imaging hard drives for a TiVo. It really is a nice all-in-one solution for TiVo disc imaging and well worth the $20.

If you’re not up for doing it yourself, you can spend a bit more and buy a ready-to-run drive that you can just drop in. And if you’re using a TiVo Series3 or TiVo HD you can use an external eSATA drive, like the My DVR Expander, of course. Or you can always buy a pre-upgraded unit to start with.

Unfortunately CNET doesn’t let you embed the Insider Secrets videos, but fortunately TiVo Blog spotted the same video re-posted to YouTube.

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  • cassiusdrow

    I gotta say I am surprised that CNET put up a howto for something that both voids the warranty and exposed the user to an electrocution hazard in an exposed unshielded power supply without mentioning either concern! They even recommend booting the TiVo with the upgraded hard drive with the cover off, ensuring that that power supply has current flowing through it.