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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

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

  1. Apr 20, 2010 #5621 of 10248
    dgarrick

    dgarrick New Member

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    OK, three months later and NO problems with the WD10EARS internal expansion drive in my TiVo unit. Use it every night and record many shows per day.

    Now if I can figure out a way to mass-delete the 1500+ shows in my Recently Deleted folder!?! [I know, I know, just ignore them and they will eventually go away]
     
  2. Apr 20, 2010 #5622 of 10248
    dswallow

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    Make one really long recording; then delete it. :)
     
  3. Apr 20, 2010 #5623 of 10248
    jjberger2134

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    That is good to know. Thanks. I am partial to Amazon for some reason, and I think I will wait a bit to see if the Hitachi drive goes on sale there or if I can get it locally. From the reading that I have done, it seems easier to run the AAM software (download and run) than widdle (download, burn, change BIOS boot to CD, etc). Am I correct? I want the easier and least technical solution possible.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2010 #5624 of 10248
    rxrepli

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    Mr. Broflovski's image booted up flawlessly! The WD20EVDS drive has a March 2010 build date.

    A few pages back, bkdtv had asked if someone could test and confirm if the WD drives are compatible with the new software so I did not run wdidle3 before installing the drive. The 11.0g software update arrived Monday Night.

    I regrettably need to report that even with the 11.0g software, the WD drive hangs upon restart. I will need to disable IntelliPark.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2010 #5625 of 10248
    dgarrick

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    Well you may be saying that in jest but that's the best advice I've heard so far on how to empty the Recently Deleted folder!
     
  6. Apr 21, 2010 #5626 of 10248
    donnoh

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    My WD drive works flawlessly after the upgrade, but I did run the wdidle3 change on it.

    I really don't see what the big deal is with running wdidle3 on a drive as having to change the AAM? The WD A/V drives are super quiet so it's a choice of having to change the intellipark feature opposed to changing the AAM.

    Both drives should be on the recommended list in my opinion.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2010 #5627 of 10248
    rxrepli

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    I expect that my drive will work exactly as yours after running wdidle3 and I agree that this drive should be on the recommended list. It is incredibly quiet and perfect for a bedroom based TiVo.

    There is no big deal in running wdidle3 or AAM, except in my case I can't run wdidle3 on a Mac Pro. I believe most want the recommended drives to be somewhat Plug-n-Play, like the older WD A/V drives were before IntelliPark.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2010 #5628 of 10248
    RickyY

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    You can go to the "Deleted Folder" and pernamently delete each one (by selecting each one and hitting the clear button). One at a time if it bothers you that much.:eek:
     
  9. Apr 21, 2010 #5629 of 10248
    RickyY

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    Wow, I was hoping that I wouldn' thave to worry about wdidle3 once I get the 11.0g upgrade. Guess, it will be better to be safe and do everything at once (wididle3 and adjusting aam) before putting the new HD back in the tivo.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2010 #5630 of 10248
    wood252ota

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    After reading all this, it looks like a WD10EVDS is ok to put in an HD as long as you run the wdidle3 fix ? Also do you really need to adjust the aam on this drive ? I thought it was quiet already. Thanks
     
  11. Apr 22, 2010 #5631 of 10248
    farlz00

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    Hello All,
    I should have read more into this before doing my upgrade, I had to replace my TivoHD with another and decided to try to take the original stock tivo out and upgrade to a 1TB on the new tivohd. Got the hardware error. How long does it take to "clear and delete everything" on a 1TB drive w/no recordings? Would I be better off just re-doing the upgrade with MFStools with the stock drive of the new tivo? I was aiming to save my season passes going from old tivo to new tivo, but that doesn't seem possible.
    Thanks!
     
  12. Apr 22, 2010 #5632 of 10248
    bubagump

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    Hi,
    I have a TivoHD with an upgraded internal 1TB drive. I just removed an external 1TB eSATA drive from this tivo and it went through the whole press clear and press thumbs down three times to remove the drive. Now the screen says "removing external drive. This may take a while......" It has been at this screen for a while now (30 mins). Is this normal? Any suggestions?
    thanks
     
  13. Apr 22, 2010 #5633 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Very normal...it all depends on how many recordings have been made since the eSATA drive was attached. It could easily take several hours if it's near capacity. My only suggestion would be to let it do its thing and do NOT unplug anything in the meantime. IIRC it will reboot once all is said and done.
     
  14. Apr 22, 2010 #5634 of 10248
    rxrepli

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    From my experience, I believe the WD10EVDS will operate correctly in a TiVo HD after wdidle3 has been run. Personally, I do not see the need for AAM. This drive is quiet enough for me not to notice unacceptable noise in a bedroom.
     
  15. Apr 22, 2010 #5635 of 10248
    richsadams

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    AFAIK using the new TiVo HD image to upgrade is about the only choice you have. If you ever need to replace it again (that is, substitute one TiVo for another on the same account) you can subscribe to KidZone or TiVo Guru Guides and your Season Passes and Wish Lists will eventually be repopulated on the new box.
     
  16. Apr 22, 2010 #5636 of 10248
    bubagump

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    Great. Thanks for the reassurance! There were really no recordings on the external drive. I was just experimenting with adding an external drive. I hope it will reboot soon..
     
  17. Apr 22, 2010 #5637 of 10248
    richsadams

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    It'll work fine. WD GP drives are very quiet out of the box and the EVDS is an A/V dedicated drive (24 dBA - 25 dBA) so as rxrepli mentioned, you shouldn't need to make any AAM adjustments.
     
  18. Apr 22, 2010 #5638 of 10248
    Phantom Gremlin

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    With the TiVo HD you can hit the "clear" button rapidly and it will queue it. So you can easily delete a screen's worth of programs (you need to start at the top of the screen). This behavior improved from how the DirecTiVo made you wait for each deletion to finish. I never delete from within the "Deleted" folder, so I don't know if this hint works in that (perhaps special) folder.
     
  19. Apr 22, 2010 #5639 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Recordings are actually striped across both drives, so there's really nothing native to one drive or the other but your TiVo will be reindexing everything (sans the recordings made after the eSATA drive was attached) so it could still take a little while, again depending on how many recordings you have.
     
  20. Apr 22, 2010 #5640 of 10248
    MrPnstrpSuit

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    Quick questions, what's the maximum addressable drive I can mount?
     

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