If you find yourself saving more shows on your TiVo HD or TiVo Series3 HD DVR than you can possibly watch, it may be time to upgrade your dwindling storage space. Western Digital’s My DVR Expander hooks up to an HD TiVo box (sorry, TiVo Series 1 and Series 2 owners, your boxes lack the needed eSATA port) and promises 60 extra hours of HD (high-def) content or 300 extra hours of SD (standard-def) video on its 500GB specialized hard drive.
Out of the box, my system lacked the software update required to use the DVR Expander drive, so I downloaded version 9.2 from the TiVo Web site. I strongly suggest that you take the time to read your DVR’s instructions before connecting to the DVR Expander, because if you don’t follow the process step by step you may lose all your currently recorded programs. That said, connecting the two is simple enough, but unfortunately, removing the DVR Expander later will cause you to lose any saved programs. The unit reformats when paired with new device, meaning that you can’t use it to transfer video,
I hope that the DVR Expander will support more DVRs besides TiVo and Scientific Atlanta down the road. The unit is pricey, but if it’s nearly unlimited TV viewing you crave, then it doesn’t get any better than thisWestern Digital My DVR Expander ReviewPrice: $199.99 listCheck This Out:Ultra TravelDrive Review: Mini hard disk from MemorexNetDisk Network Direct Attached Storage: An Unique Data StorageMaxtor OneTouch 4 Mini: Disaster Recovery to Go