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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

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

  1. Mar 15, 2010 #5281 of 10316
    MPSAN

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    Rich...you know my crazy idea about starting up with the bad drive and no antenna?

    Well, I have FINISHED the transfer of all 4 of the V shows.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 #5282 of 10316
    richsadams

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    Excellent. Nothing to lose by running the diagnostic tests then. You could run KS54, the SMART test as well and see what it says.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 #5283 of 10316
    MPSAN

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    Well, I am starting to think the best thing would be to just write all zero's to the 1TB WD, and then use WINmfs 2 drive upgrade, as the original 160 GB drive is running well now. The bad 1TB is just resting on top of the 160GB drive with the drive cables swapped.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 #5284 of 10316
    keenanSR

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    That's a great price on that Hitachi, right now I'm trying to convince myself I actually need one. :D
     
  5. Mar 15, 2010 #5285 of 10316
    bciocco

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    Me too. I bought one for the TiVo last week. Now, I am deciding if I want to put one in the dock I just bought and use it as a media / backup drive.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2010 #5286 of 10316
    richsadams

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    Okay...so which arm would you two like twisted? ;)
     
  7. Mar 15, 2010 #5287 of 10316
    chrishicks

    chrishicks Tivo Junkie

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    I've been sitting here contemplating grabbing one of those 2TB drives on Ebay for one of my S3s but that 68.00 price is just screaming out "get me instead!!!!!". I could outfit 3 S3s with 1TB in each for the same cost as the 2TB for just one of them.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2010 #5288 of 10316
    bciocco

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    OK. You talked me into it. I need to put something in that new dock.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2010 #5289 of 10316
    MPSAN

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    ...and don't forget that Newegg is a BING cashback vendor!
     
  10. Mar 15, 2010 #5290 of 10316
    richsadams

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    That's true! In the end they'll have to pay people to take them away! :D
     
  11. Mar 15, 2010 #5291 of 10316
    bciocco

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    I never looked at Bing. I already ordered it. Now I see I could have gotten 2% back.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2010 #5292 of 10316
    richsadams

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    Guess you'll have to skip the whipped cream on your next latte. ;)
     
  13. Mar 15, 2010 #5293 of 10316
    pl1

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    ditto.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2010 #5294 of 10316
    MPSAN

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    Well, I'm so old that I remember getting a Jar of Jelly or NFL glasses when you filled up with gas!
     
  15. Mar 15, 2010 #5295 of 10316
    richsadams

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    And don't forget...S&H Green Stamps! :)
     
  16. Mar 15, 2010 #5296 of 10316
    MPSAN

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    I can't. I fixed the computers at the Bank they were dealing with back home in CT!
     
  17. Mar 15, 2010 #5297 of 10316
    pl1

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    or the Tiger in the tank tail!
     
  18. Mar 15, 2010 #5298 of 10316
    gages97

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    Hoping you guys can provide some help.

    I have a series 3 on which the hard disk is dying. Boots and runs fine but recorded shows when played back stutter, freeze, and then if they freeze for long enough the unit will reboot.

    I purchased a Hitachi HDS721010CLA332.

    When I do a backup and restore using WinMFS (just truncated backup no recordings) then put the new hard drive in the Tivo it will not boot all the way. Gets to ready set tivo then after a minute or 2 reboots.

    I figured it was something with my original drive so tonight I went to do this with my bedroom tivo and the same thing. The backup and restore look fine but the series 3 will not boot from the new hard drive.

    So if this is happening on 2 machines I am suspecting the Hitachi hard drive.

    Any ideas?
     
  19. Mar 15, 2010 #5299 of 10316
    richsadams

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    It does sound like a hard drive issue. You could try running a diagnostic on it...an extended read/write/read should turn up any issues. But in the long run you'll still probably have to return the drive and start over again. Unfortunately these things happen sometimes. I had it happen with a Samsung hard drive once. The drive ended up working fine as a backup for a computer, but for some reason TiVo would have nothing to do with it.

    Probably not what you wanted to hear but hope that helps!
     
  20. Mar 15, 2010 #5300 of 10316
    gages97

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    Sounds probable.

    Having done a variety of stuff to this drive (mfscopy, ddrescue, restore), I am wondering if I did something bad along the way. Strange though as mfsinfo shows everything to be just fine aka all partitions look right.

    Is there a procedure to wipe the drive clean and put it back into a known good state? I did a delete format from Win MFS.

    Is there anything you need to do to the drive for prep (I saw the Hitachi had a utility to set the drive to 3Gb/s) or is it simply plug and play and if not something is no good with the drive?
     

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