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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

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

  1. Apr 14, 2010 #5561 of 10284
    cr33p

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    So is "someone" helping out in obtaining this image?

    I know how its being done, just not sure where to aquire it from? I rarely fill even my 750gb thats in my tivoHD now, ran out during olympics, so the 1tb will be great let alone the 1.something I will get, but sure if the tools are there to maximize its capacity im game :)
     
  2. Apr 14, 2010 #5562 of 10284
    richsadams

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    Send a PM to the OP and he'll send you info, instructions and the link to the image. Great guy BTW. :up:
     
  3. Apr 14, 2010 #5563 of 10284
    cr33p

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    Nice :)

    Thanks for the heads up. Off to buy some drives . YAY more money for the cause, I really wanna pull the trigger on the new Premiere but its not going to happen till new tools are out allowing me to upgrade, I will fill that puny drive in a minute.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2010 #5564 of 10284
    Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    I found out what the problem was, I only had wdidle3.exe file without the autorun and the linxiso, plus I used Imageburn instead of nero

    I found them in another folder :eek:
     
  5. Apr 14, 2010 #5565 of 10284
    cr33p

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    I spent probably 3 hours my first try, between the bad burn, it not recognizing and SATA cd rom, and just about any ide Cd Rom as well. I learned it must be on a cd and only my OLD cd rom drives will be detected by the program. Even then I have mixed results disabling some drives. I was ready to pull out my hair

    Pheeew vent over ;)
     
  6. Apr 14, 2010 #5566 of 10284
    cr33p

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    cr33p

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    Im pretty sure its just about the same drive as the EARS but with a smaller cache? Should work, was going to get one for my moms TivoHD but heck for 10 more bux, go big or go home right?
     
  9. Apr 14, 2010 #5569 of 10284
    lrhorer

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    That's just insane. Two Million Million bytes for under $120. :eek:

    That's less money per Gigabyte than I used to pay per Kilobyte for hard drive storage. The only better deal I ever had than that was 3 1/2" floppy disks. AOL used to send them to me free of charge. :D:D
     
  10. Apr 14, 2010 #5570 of 10284
    donnoh

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    I think my Apple II costs me a few bucks per 360k 5-1/4" floppy!
     
  11. Apr 15, 2010 #5571 of 10284
    jbarm

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    Just upgraded my S3 to the Hitachi 1TB drive. Thanks for the heads up on this drive at Amazon. Things went smoothly and it took about 2 1/2 hours to set up the drive and transfer my recordings using a dual SATA dock connected via USB.

    One problem: My TIVO menu view and my List views now have a clear live TV background instead of the normal solid background. In other words, I have the menu overlaid on a live video view.

    I can't figure out how to change this (hard to see the menu) and I haven't heard about this before (read the FAQ, did a search etc). Did I miss this 'Feature' discussion somewhere?

    Any help?

    jb

    Follow up: To help anyone that has this problem in the future. I rebooted the S3 (hard/soft) numerous times to try and fix this issue. Things actually got worse and the unit would go into a reboot cycle/freeze after a few remote entries.

    I finally pulled the drive, used Winmfs to delete clear the drive, and did a full upgrade process again. (wonder if the Hitachi was already formatted to NFTS and this caused the problem?)

    Now it works just fine with 157 hours of HD recording space.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2010 #5572 of 10284
    richsadams

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    Congrats on the upgrade! :up: With regard to the "clear" TiVo menus, I've seen that happen once in a while on our Series3. It usually occurs after I've given a couple of rapid remote commands...which seems to confuse things now and then. That said, it's not normal to have it happen all of the time. I have no idea what you would need to do to fix it other than trying a hard reboot (pull the power plug, wait 10 seconds or so and plug it back in) if you haven't already. Perhaps someone else will chime in, but if not the only other thing I can imagine doing would be to do the upgrade over again. Not a fun prospect I know. Wish I could be more help. Let us know how it goes!
     
  13. Apr 15, 2010 #5573 of 10284
    bkdtv

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    That's a rare glitch.

    Reboot the TiVo and you should have the solid backgrounds again.
     
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    richsadams

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    Ha, I was just about to post that! Great minds think alike. That equals the lowest price I've seen to date; a great buy. It's the retail kit that contains the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C hard drive that a number of folks here are successfully using. The two of them that I have in an NAS run cool, quiet and have been flawless for months. :up:
     
  16. Apr 15, 2010 #5576 of 10284
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    I'm trying to restore a back up image from a 2TB drive to a 1T drive. WinMFS keeps crashing.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2010 #5577 of 10284
    MPSAN

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    My first HDD was a HUGE 20MB Seagate for $495! I still have it for my original IBM PC!
     
  18. Apr 15, 2010 #5578 of 10284
    MPSAN

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    I still have my Apple ][+ with 8" drives and a Microsoft CP/M card. Geeze, I wonder what ever happened to Microsoft? :D
     
  19. Apr 15, 2010 #5579 of 10284
    donnoh

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    I didn't know that Apples ever had 8" drives.
    I do remember the 8" floppies though, there were the "hard" sector types with holes all along the inside ring and the new "soft" sector types with just one hole.
    It's been nice growing up with computers, the new generation just doesn't know how easy they have it.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2010 #5580 of 10284
    richsadams

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    Yeah...we used to have to trudge miles through three feet of snow to get to school, uphill...both ways! :p
     

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