Summary: Upgraded my TIVO Roamio Plus to 3gb plug and play. This was an easy drop in replacement for the OEM drive. If you're handy with screwdrivers you can do this. Do not use magnetic screwdriver bits (magnets and magnetic media such as hard drives should be kept separate). Works like a champ.
Worked great for replacing the drive in a Tivo Roamio
Mark Gordon, Amazon
31 January 2015
Summary: Worked great for replacing the drive in a Tivo Roamio, went from 75 hours of HD storage to 475 hours! (More TV than anyone should ever watch!) But great for football and baseball games. The upgrade is super simple if you have a torx driver, takes about 5 minutes. No hard drive prep needed.
Summary: The drive was very easy to install into the Tivo Roamio after a trip to Home Depot to get a Torx screwdriver. Because the Tivo subscription costs $500 and is linked to the unit, this is a very efficient way to increase the unit's storage capacity.
Summary: Just another customer who purchased this disk through Amazon and am pleased it serves as a great high-capacity replacement for the Roamio hard drive. (Three months' flawless disk performance, so far). As others note: the only daunting part of the installation was opening up the Roamio case. My tip: I used a thin nylon cooking spatula to safely push inward on each individual connecting hook, judiciously applying pressure to persuade each hook to release.
Summary: This 3 TB drive was an easy upgrade for my TiVo Roamio. Just removed the standard drive, installed the 3 TB drive, plugged in the network and power cables and an hour later everything was working. The TiVo automatically downloads the software, but you have to have it hard wired to the network, not WiFi.
Summary: The 500GB Tivo Roamio is the only Roamio that supports antenna TV, but the 500GB capacity gets eaten up quickly if you like to keep recordings for any length of time. We like to keep episodes of Sesame Street or other children's programs available all the time for our son. Installation was easy and the Roamio automatically formatted the drive once it was installed. Now I have 480 hrs of HD recording capacity, much more than I'll ever need.