8TB TiVo Roamio, Roamio Plus and Roamio Pro Launches

Posted on September 25th, 2013, by Jeff

After weeks of testing (it takes a LONG time to fill up an 8tb unit and put it through its paces!), we’ve finally launched three 8TB units: The 8TB TiVo Roamio, 8TB TiVo Roamio Plus and 8TB TiVo Roamio Pro. In addition, we have released 8TB self-install kits for the Roamio, Roamio Plus and Roamio Pro. All 8TB products are in stock and shipping. Each unit contains a 4TB internal hard drive and an external 4TB drive. As always, we use only drives specially made for DVRs.

An aside for those still reading: When we launched our 4TB Plus and Pro, many emailed to ask about the differences between the 4TB Plus and 4TB Pro. If you look at the TiVo Roamio Comparison Chart, you’ll see that the only difference between these units from the factory is the size of the internal drive. Once we remove the factory drive and install a new one, the units become identical (aside for the word “Plus” vs “Pro” on the front of the unit). So while we offer the Pro in a 4TB capacity, we see no reason to spend the money on the Pro over the Plus unless you have some super-geeky friends that would be impressed by the word “Pro” on the front. We offer the 4TB Pro for those who, for that reason or whatever other reason, just want it.

The same is true for the 8TB Plus and 8TB Pro. We recommend that you save your money and get the Plus.

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  1. David Inglehart Says:

    I got my 8TB Roamio Plus earlier this week and I cannot be happier. I much prefer the new external drive case with the Roamio to the one I got with my older Premiere Elite (4TB Weaknees upgraded). It is much smaller and nicer looking. My only quibble is that the LEDs on the front are really bright. I toned them down with some tape – problem solved. So far, the unit itself is working great. Fast!

  2. Jeff Says:

    Glad that all is well. We agree that the Roamios are much faster than the Premiere line. Electrical tape does wonders for the LEDs if they are too bright. Sorry about that!

  3. Ben Says:

    Is there any chance you’d release a formatting guide for the Roamio’s 4TB internal drive upgrade? I already own a WD Red NAS drive that I would like to use if I could but I’m afraid to just swap it without some instructions based on experience.

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