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    That's likely to be a bad hard drive. We have replacements for that here:

    https://www.weaknees.com/bolt.php
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    I woke up yesterday to the death flash. So it sounds like I need a new HD.

    Quote Originally Posted by WK-Michael View Post

    Only the 3 TB will work in a Bolt Plus.
    Does this mean strictly the 3TB, or the 3TB and the larger options listed?

    For the >3TB options, it says it requires installation by you... is that only to keep the existing drive contents? Is it possible to order a fresh clean setup for self-install in one of the >3TB sizes?

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    We've recently learned that smaller drives are OK in the Bolt Plus and Bolt VOX 3TB. See this page:

    https://www.weaknees.com/bolx.php

    Next, we don't recommend any internal drives larger than 3TB because those drives just aren't suitable for TiVos and don't work reliably. Maybe one will come one day, but the current options show early faliures.

    For any external, yes, your unit has to come here for installation by us.
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    Hi. Same problem here.
    Are the FLOD only up when there’s a boot failure?
    Can I take this drive and recover the tivo files elsewhere?
    Which is a better option? Repair the bolt+ or purchase your roamio 3TB instead?
    Neither will see tivo desktop, but the windows pc saw the old bolt+ and sees my Roamio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinylm View Post
    Hi. Same problem here.
    Are the FLOD only up when there’s a boot failure?
    Can I take this drive and recover the tivo files elsewhere?
    Which is a better option? Repair the bolt+ or purchase your roamio 3TB instead?
    Neither will see tivo desktop, but the windows pc saw the old bolt+ and sees my Roamio.
    Well, the Bolt is faster than the Roamio and has 4K support, etc. If you have lifetime service on it, it's worth fixing. And it might be worth fixing even if you don't.

    But the Roamio does use the desktop-sized 3.5" drives, and those do seem to last longer than laptop-sized 2.5" drives.
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