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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bkdtv, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Nov 20, 2009 #4101 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Wow! Why so angry? I never said I was an expert and only offered to lend a hand. Take it or leave it but newbies as well as folks that have been here for a few years usually express their appreciation or at least are civil in their replies.

    All the best.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2009 #4102 of 10248
    opus123

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    Hi Rich, this is really an incredible amount of helpful info.. THANKS!

    Do you recommend that I run all of the kickstart tests (for my audio stuttering & video pixelation), or just one specifically?

    FYI.. this morning when i went to record a show in progress.. the tivo rebooted. Thought i'd mention in case it helps diagnosis.

     
  3. Nov 20, 2009 #4103 of 10248
    bareyb

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    Wow. There's some gratitude for ya, huh Rich? :D
     
  4. Nov 20, 2009 #4104 of 10248
    richsadams

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    I think I'd start with KS54...which is a simple MFS diagnostic that may return an error code if it finds a hard drive issue. I say "may" because it's not infallible and has been known to return false negatives (in other words saying that there were no problems when it turned out there actually were), but it's a good start. As noted in the Kickstart post it's best to choose a specific drive (since you don't have an expansion drive only one will show) rather than the "Run S.M.A.R.T. Test" option as that's been known to lock up some TiVo's (although they can recover with a hard reboot).

    KS57 and KS58 are variations of MFS assert and can sometimes correct things by isolating bad sectors and fixing corrupted data. It's possible either could help in your situation but the symptoms you've outlined sound more like something else is occurring.

    I'd also consider just slipping the original hard drive back in to see if the symptoms continue. If they do you can quickly rule out a hard drive issue.

    Hope that helps.

    BTW, thanks for the vote of confidence. Like most forums, you get what you pay for here. ;) So many people have helped me along the way I enjoy giving back whenever I can. Best of luck and keep us posted. :up:
     
  5. Nov 20, 2009 #4105 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Live and let live I guess. :) Hope all is well!
     
  6. Nov 20, 2009 #4106 of 10248
    ThAbtO

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    Live Long and Phosphor! :D
     
  7. Nov 20, 2009 #4107 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Ha! Good one...an ST/CRT reference in a single package! :p
     
  8. Nov 20, 2009 #4108 of 10248
    bareyb

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    Things are good. Both S3's are still humming along. Haven't done much with the network or the TiVos lately, but I still monitor these threads. Gotta keep up on the latest. ;)
     
  9. Nov 20, 2009 #4109 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Good to hear. :up: So you see that our drive choices are suddenly being narrowed? There are a few folks here (that shall remain unnamed...but they know who they are) that seem to know a few secrets. Hopefully all will be revealed one day. Take care and enjoy!
     
  10. Nov 21, 2009 #4110 of 10248
    willv28

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    Well, just finished upgrading my TiVo HD with the 1TB WD10EVDS. Everything went according to plan. Haven't had any problems. If I see some of the other problems people have, I'll let you all know.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2009 #4111 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Congratulations and welcome to the club! Curious, did you try a soft reboot (menu restart)? I'm sure it's fine, but just as a reference point. Also by chance did you note the manufacture date? TIA...and enjoy!
     
  12. Nov 21, 2009 #4112 of 10248
    jonra

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    In settings, network connect to tivo. I just downloaded the "NEW: Search the Netflix Instant Watch catalog using TiVo Search on your TiVo HD DVR." I installed a 1TB WD10EVDS last weekend. I just soft-booted in re-start tivo, 3 thumbs down...

    My Tivo HD with the WD10EVDS booted up fine.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2009 #4113 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Excellent. Good to know that so far the WD changes haven't spread to the EVDS line. Thanks for that. :up:
     
  14. Nov 21, 2009 #4114 of 10248
    eaayoung

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    It's day 7 and my S3 and Tuning Adapter (TA) are working great together!

    After dumping the MyDVR expander drive, and eventually the internal drive of the S3, all my TA problems seem to be solved..., no more weekly reboots of the TA, daily lockups, picture breakup problems... And, when I reboot the system, the TA automatically resets. Never did that before. I always had to unplug the TA to reset it after a reboot of the system.

    Life is good!
     
  15. Nov 21, 2009 #4115 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Sah-weet! (Hope you didn't jinx it though! ;) ) I have no experience with TA's. It's a bit OT, but was that a recent addition in your area? If you lived with and without it are there any major downsides (besides the apparent issues with the Expander)? TIA.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2009 #4116 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    I will have to check this out. Do you mean that you can pick something to watch that is NOT in your Q?
     
  17. Nov 21, 2009 #4117 of 10248
    jonra

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    MPSAN, yes you can just go to, Find Programs, Tivo Search and it will find netflix movies that are not in your Q. It's pretty cool.

    My son has the new play station 3 with netflix & it's even better. I'm sure Tivo will have this at some point... In his, you can actually see all the down-loadable netflix movies with descriptions, art work, etc. & watch. I'm not sure what happens with his if you only watch half the movie...

    Sorry to get off subject...
     
  18. Nov 21, 2009 #4118 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Glad to hear that the PS3 is a good investment. We're on the verge of buying one...more for the BlueRay player and web access than anything, but the improved Netflix experience will be a bonus! Okay...more apologies...back OT. :D
     
  19. Nov 21, 2009 #4119 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    OK, I will see if I can search as well. Our son has Vista and he sees all the stuff on Netflix with all the info as well.

    ***UPDATE*** It does work, but you do need to have a title in mind to search for.

    OK, back On Topic!
     
  20. Nov 21, 2009 #4120 of 10248
    willv28

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    Mine soft booted just fine as well. :)
     

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