Yesterday I discovered that you can expand the storage capacity of a Series 3 TiVo as simply as plugging in an external eSATA drive and pressing a couple of buttons on your TiVo remote. This is amazing in comparison to the steps required to expand a Series 1 or Series 2 TiVo, which required swapping out the internal drive with one that has been “blessed” with special TiVo formatting software. Formatting the disk can’t be done on a Mac so you had to find a Windows machine to do it, or buy a preformatted drive  from a place like

Now all I need to do is get a Series 3! Wasn’t there a special deal on those recently? No way I can get away with spending $799 on a new TiVo, even if it does record in glorious high definition and expanding the capacity is plug and play. My Series 2 is overflowing with American Girl movies, Saddle Club and Suite Life of Zack and Cody episodes, and more that my daughter won’t allow to be deleted.

Doggone it! The super-special deal to buy a Series 3 TiVo for $499 expired April 30!

One Thought on “Easy storage expansion for TiVo Series 3

  1. Mark Millard on May 8, 2007 at 5:41 pm said:

    Don’t forget to save some money for that iPhone!

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