New TiVo Mega DVR With 24TB Of Storage Is So Big It’s ‘Almost Innappropriate’

Finally, there's a DVR to pair with that 100-inch television you've been eyeballing. It's the TiVo Mega and it matches the TV's obscene nature by serving up a massive 24 terabytes of storage space in a hot swappable RAID 5 configuration. There's enough storage in the TiVo Mega to record 26,000 hours of standard definition television, which would take you nearly three years to watch.

Of course, why waste such copious storage on standard definition? If you just want to record your high definition shows and movies, the TiVo Mega will allow you to store 4,000 hours worth of HD content before needing to make some tough choices, such as whether to delete that show you recorded 166 days ago or the new Tosh.0 episode that's going to re-air soon anyway.

TiVo Mega

"Size matters. People hate being forced to delete cool stuff from their DVR before they want to or finding a TV show they had recorded is now gone. Now, with TiVo Mega they can always know their show or movie is still there to watch later," said Ira Bahr, CMO at TiVo. "TiVo Mega offers more than twelve times the storage of any cable or satellite DVR. TiVo Mega is the solution for the power user who wants to record everything. We salute you and enjoy!"

The TiVo Mega is far too large to cram into a set-top box and so it ships as a rack-mountable appliance. In addition to 24 terabytes of storage, the TiVo Mega also features half a dozen tuners to record a multitude of content simultaneously, Ethernet ad MoCa, a bundled remote with full QWERTY format slide out keyboard, and the ability to stream live and recorded TV to smartphones and tablets.

This type of luxury TV recording doesn't come cheap -- TiVo Mega will ship in the first quarter of 2015 for around $5,000.