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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

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

  1. Dec 23, 2009 #4361 of 10248
    raianoat

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    The "Green Board Rev Number" is on the bottom of the drive. It's kind of hard to read...
     
  2. Dec 23, 2009 #4362 of 10248
    raianoat

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    I tried to perform the backup using both the LiveCD and WinMFS. For WinMFS I performed the steps in 19A. I used VMWare Fusion on my Mac (with a SATA --> USB adapter) so I'm not sure it that might have complicated things. For the LiveCD I executed the following command:

    backup -qTao - /dev/sda | restore -s 128 -xzpi - /dev/sdb

    As you can see from my MFSLive post, I encountered an error during this command so I'm not sure if it worked.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2009 #4363 of 10248
    waiting485

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    Got it, I have the same number (2060-701640-001 REV A).
     
  4. Dec 23, 2009 #4364 of 10248
    cjv2

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    I received my WD10EVDS today and am ready to start cooking.

    Question for the masses though. Has anybody ever tried taking an image of their existing Tivo drive (with a utility like SelfImage), restoring the image onto the new drive, and then opening up the newly-available space using WinMFS or something of that order? Think it might work?
     
  5. Dec 23, 2009 #4365 of 10248
    raianoat

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    can you post drive information? Curious to see if you encounter any issues.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2009 #4366 of 10248
    cjv2

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    Sure, here's what I've got.

    Date: 16 Oct 2009
    MDL: WD10EVDS - 63N581
    DCM: DANNHT2MFB
    R/N: 701590
    Green Board Rev Number : 2060-701590-000 Rev A
     
  7. Dec 23, 2009 #4367 of 10248
    bkdtv

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    You should not have any problems with that drive.

    I would like to hear how this goes.

    If you have a problem as raianoat did with a November 29 drive, that will suggest WD10EVDS drives with a late November build date are no longer compatible.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2009 #4368 of 10248
    dwgsp

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    I installed a new WD10EVDS in my TivoHD on Wednesday with no problems (purchased from Amazon over the weekend), but I am now kicking myself because I did not write down the any of the drive details before I installed it. Now it's buried in my home theater cabinet, so I can't easily check it. But as I recall it had a November mfg date.

    If folks continue to have problems with this drive I will pull it out and have a look.

    But the good news (for me) is that I followed the instructions posted on page 1 of this thread, and using WinMFS there were no surprises or problems. I should also mention that Amazon also had good prices for the required SATA cables and the Torx screwdrivers.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2009 #4369 of 10248
    waiting485

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    Great :)

    I agree, I have also ordered SATA cables from Amazon, getting it today afternoon, if I can find the time I will try to do the installation today.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2009 #4370 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Excellent to hear. :up: Is it the same drive you were talking about in this post or a different one? Were you able to successfully perform a menu restart? TIA.
     
  11. Dec 24, 2009 #4371 of 10248
    dwgsp

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    I decided not to take any chances, and returned the WD10EADS to Amazon.

    The drive that I installed was a WD10EVDS. Menu restart works fine with this new drive.

    /Don
     
  12. Dec 24, 2009 #4372 of 10248
    waiting485

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    Just installed the WD10EVDS drive without any issue, I copied all my old programs, NPL list looks fine, the Netflix, stream baby stream working ok, I also played couple of programs and they seems to played fine.
     
  13. Dec 24, 2009 #4373 of 10248
    bkdtv

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    Are you able to successfully restart from Messages & Settings -> Restart or Reset the TiVo -> Reboot the TivoHD DVR?

    If so, then it looks like there are no issues with WD10EVDS drives manufactured through November 24. It is possible that something changed between November 24 and November 29, but I think it's more likely that raianoat got a faulty drive or there is some problem with the backup/restore on his particular Mac setup.
     
  14. Dec 24, 2009 #4374 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Thanks Don...got it...and a wise move on your part. Glad to hear that everything is as it should be. :up: Enjoy!
     
  15. Dec 24, 2009 #4375 of 10248
    cjv2

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    Well since nobody answered my Q about a drive imaging approach... decided to try it anyway. Unfortunately, it took 21 hours to back up the old drive, and looks like it is going to take about same to dump the image on the new drive. Back with experiment results tomorrow...
     
  16. Dec 24, 2009 #4376 of 10248
    84lion

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    I did the same thing, installed a WD10EVDS into our TivoHD just yesterday, and neglected to write down any details. :( The drive was not from Amazon but from a third-party retailer bought thru Amazon. Knock wood, I have also had no issues and so far everything seems to be working fine. I have only laptops so I had to use SATA-USB adapters for the new drive and drive being replaced (750 GB Seagate, seemed to work fine but very noisy, came with the TivoHD purchased via Amazon reseller, WD10EVDS very nice and quiet), and the transfer from the old to new drive took almost exactly 24 hours!

    Micro Center had a nice set of Torx and other screwdrivers, those worked great for me.
     
  17. Dec 24, 2009 #4377 of 10248
    waiting485

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    Just tried the restart from Messages & Settings -> Restart or Reset the TiVo -> Reboot the TivoHD DVR? and it got stuck at welcome screen for about 10 mins, rebooted the TivoHD by removing power and it booted fine and is at the NPL now.

    Do you think I have an issue here? I don't think I have ever restarted my TiVO through menu.
     
  18. Dec 24, 2009 #4378 of 10248
    whitepelican

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    Yes, that's the classic "soft reboot" issue discussed throughout this thread. You should probably either use a different drive or try the wdidle3.exe program that is discussed in the past few pages of this thread.
     
  19. Dec 24, 2009 #4379 of 10248
    richsadams

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    I'd try the menu restart a couple of more times. It would be significant if your drive is hanging at the "Welcome" screen. TIA!
     
  20. Dec 24, 2009 #4380 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Actually the soft reboot issue hasn't been a problem with the OP's WD10EVDS model drive to date. A singular hang at the "Welcome" screen isn't totally unusual. However if it is repeatable several more times it will be the first of these drives to exhibit the problem.
     

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