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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

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

  1. Dec 16, 2009 #4321 of 10248
    cjv2

    cjv2 New Member

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    With that particular WD model, your experience upgrading the internal probably would have wound up like mine... heh.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2009 #4322 of 10248
    Spenner

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    I burned the image to CD, and when I boot from the CD there's not wdidle3.exe on it. I get the messages:

    CD-ROM Device Driver for IDE (Four Channels Supported)
    Driver Version : V340
    Device Name : BANANA
    No drives found, aborting installation

    Device driver not found: 'BANANA'
    No valid CDROM device drives selected.


    A dir listing on A: shows a bunch of DOS files. Changing to all the other drives B: through Z: get an invalid drive message.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2009 #4323 of 10248
    dwgsp

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    Interesting. Today I received yet another version of this drive, purchased from Amazon:

    WD10eads-00p8b0

    It was made in Malaysia, manufactured 01 Nov 2009.

    I was planning to use it to replace the internal drive in my TivoHD (I ordered it when the FAQ still listed this model as being compatible with the TivoHD). What do you think - should I even bother hooking it up and trying it, or just return it to Amazon for a different model?
     
  4. Dec 16, 2009 #4324 of 10248
    MPSAN

    MPSAN Active Member

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    Well, you must have extracted the iso from the rar OK to get that far, but perhaps the burn was bad. When I boot my cd I get about a half a page of dos type info. I never get this...No drives found, aborting installation


    It goes to drive A: and a dir does show a bunch of dos files, but no wdidle3.exe..

    However, if I switch to drive R I do see wdidle3.exe. Perhaps it did not create the virtual drives. I got drive R and S.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2009 #4325 of 10248
    drey

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    I set up that boot CD to set the CD/DVD-ROM drive letter to R:. If you have more than one drive, it would be R:, S:, T:. etc...

    If your drive is EIDE or SATA, it will work. If it is USB, it won't. Also, make sure you didn't disconnect it somehow while connecting the drive.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2009 #4326 of 10248
    Spenner

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    My PC has only one CD/DVD drive (SATA), the one that the boot CD is in. So what's the "banana" about? The PC boots successfully boots from the CD I burned, then what?
     
  7. Dec 17, 2009 #4327 of 10248
    drey

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    BANANA is the most common driver for CD/DVD drives. Although it is possible that some CD/DVD drives are not compatible (Sony, for example). Do you know the brand/make of your DVD drive?
     
  8. Dec 17, 2009 #4328 of 10248
    lns4667

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    That is where I purchased mine, I guess you never know what you are going to get. As far as returning it thats really a choice whether or not you want to try to disable the intellipark feature with wdidle3.exe A few have reported success but its not written in stone (yet).
     
  9. Dec 17, 2009 #4329 of 10248
    cjv2

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    I don't recognize the "p8" in that model number. I dunno, if you're adventurous, disable Intellipark on it and give it a whirl. I doubt your experience will wind up worse than mine; all that happened to me was the Tivo wouldn't boot, I banged my head on it for hours trying to make it work, talked with these guys a bit, then took it back :)
     
  10. Dec 17, 2009 #4330 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    When it does boot, do you get an A: prompt? If so does a DIR give a listing of lots of DOS files? That is what mine does and when I go to R: or S: I forgot which, I then do a DIR and get wdidle3.exe.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2009 #4331 of 10248
    Spenner

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    Yes it boots to the A: prompt, where DIR lists a bunch of DOS files. But before the A: prompt is the message about No valid device driver: BANANA.

    So I did some googling, and found that BANANA is a common CDROM driver, which is what this particular boot CD is using. But apparently it doesn't work on my computer, which is a 1-yr-old Dell.

    However, I was able to download The Ultimate Boot CD to create a new bootable CD with wdidle3 (downloaded separately). Booted to the new CD, ran wdidle on my drive successfully. But it didn't fix my Tivo problem, so the drive must be bad.

    Well, at least I have my TivoHD running on it's original 160GB drive, and after the new year I'll see about getting this WD warranteed.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2009 #4332 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    Yes, I have also used UBCD at times. Sorry it did not work. Someone said the /D did not work for them but that /S255 did. I do not have that issue so have not needed to try it. I only downloaded the software just in case I buy another drive.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2009 #4333 of 10248
    drey

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    WD just announced a new series of WD Green drives: WD10EARS, WD15EARS and WD20EARS. They appear to be the same as WDxEADS, although with much larger cache of 64MB and possible performance boost of 7.5%.

    http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=763

    From what I'm hearing from my sources, the Intellipark "feature" has been modified in them to eliminate the head parking problem.

    I'm going to order a few drives from my supplier as soon as they become available and try them.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2009 #4334 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Ha..."Ears", I love it. TiVo can't take advantage of the added cache, but let's hope these ones turn out to be quiet, cool and boot-problem free! Oh, and inexpensive. ;) TIA for checking them out. :up:
     
  15. Dec 17, 2009 #4335 of 10248
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    As they say, "I'm all EARS, TEE-vo!" :D
     
  16. Dec 20, 2009 #4336 of 10248
    jeffw_00

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  17. Dec 20, 2009 #4337 of 10248
    watts

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    OK so I have the WD10EVDS 1TB. I am having the problem of getting stuck on the powering up screen. I tried the boot CD with wdidle3 but get the screen with no valid device banana screen. What do I have to do to get the wdidle3 to run?

    I thought that buying the EVDS model I would not have any problems. Is there hope for getting this drive to work internally on the tivo? If not what models are good and available now?
     
  18. Dec 20, 2009 #4338 of 10248
    jeffw_00

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    have you run conventional diags on the drive?
     
  19. Dec 20, 2009 #4339 of 10248
    watts

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    yes they all came back fine. Has anyone else had problems with this model. It does have a sticker saying GreenPower on it.
     
  20. Dec 20, 2009 #4340 of 10248
    bkdtv

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    Did you do a truncated backup or a full backup described in the first post?? Do you disable your antivirus/security software prior to doing the upgrade?

    What's the build date on your WD10EVDS? If there is a problem with that drive, it is new. Your post is the first I've seen that suggests a problem with the WD10EVDS.
     

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