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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

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

  1. May 7, 2010 #5781 of 10248
    richsadams

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    All good info...thanks very much! :up:
     
  2. May 7, 2010 #5782 of 10248
    ThreeSoFar

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    And for the record, he can install it, get the hardware error, and do the CADE on that end.
     
  3. May 8, 2010 #5783 of 10248
    alyssa

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    Are you a mac guy? got any friends with a newer pc?
    Can you return the MYDVR and get a 1TD HD & enclosure?
    If so and you've got a friend with a pc (with a eSATA port) then you can take the upgraded 750HD & the new 1TB over to their computer & do the upgrade.
     
  4. May 8, 2010 #5784 of 10248
    ThreeSoFar

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    Another option is jut replace the 750G with a larger drive. Not as big an upgrade. Per this faq, you can go to 1.26T, so 66% bigger than what you have.

    Still poses the problem of needing a PC with SATA. (See my next post, in case you're in my area.)
     
  5. May 8, 2010 #5785 of 10248
    reubanks

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    You can "Broflovski".:up:
     
  6. May 8, 2010 #5786 of 10248
    ThreeSoFar

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    This mean anything to anyone? Sure, the South Park character. But otherwise, a complete non sequitur, no?
     
  7. May 8, 2010 #5787 of 10248
    richsadams

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    It's a reference to this post by a TCF member going by that name...

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=7823170#post7823170

    You'd still require a PC to upgrade, but it's possible to use the hack to get the full space out of a 1.5TB or 2TB hard drive.
     
  8. May 8, 2010 #5788 of 10248
    alyssa

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    I was thinking it'd be quicker at the friends house, to marry the two HD's than transferring all his shows to a new internal. Of course if there's beer & sports involved then time isn't so much the issue. :D
     
  9. May 8, 2010 #5789 of 10248
    ThreeSoFar

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    Depends on the friend's hardware. My Pentium II took 20 hours to do a backup|restore (recently upgraded to a Pentium III....I know, I'm a cheapskate).
     
  10. May 8, 2010 #5790 of 10248
    jlib

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    That is odd. In the past, I have been able to use NewEgg codes for the maximum allowed (although I have gotten "already used" errors if I subsequently try to use it again.) I just got several Samsung 2TB drives last week from them using one code ($120 each!). I hope you can get that resolved.
     
  11. May 9, 2010 #5791 of 10248
    alyssa

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    Yikes :eek: PIII?
    There's some interesting budget builds at tom's hardware;
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-31.html
    Warning tho, building new rigs is as addictive as upgrading tivos.
     
  12. May 9, 2010 #5792 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    ...but costs way more...as in an overclocked E8400/P5Q Pro for my wife!
     
  13. May 9, 2010 #5793 of 10248
    jppowers

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    Hi Rich

    I was trying to obtain the Mr. Broflovski's image for drives greater than 1G. I am supposed to PM him, but can not as I have not posted 5x yet.( but here is 2 I guess :) )

    Joe P
     
  14. May 9, 2010 #5794 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Yes, that's one of the rules to thwart spammers...used to be 10 IIRC. Anyway, find a couple of more things to discuss and you should be good to go.
     
  15. May 10, 2010 #5795 of 10248
    jppowers

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    OK. Thanks

    Joe P
     
  16. May 10, 2010 #5796 of 10248
    jppowers

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    Did you buy the drive preloaded w/ software then??

    Joe P
     
  17. May 10, 2010 #5797 of 10248
    jppowers

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    Any 2 GB drive suggestions from anyone?

    Joe Powers
     
  18. May 10, 2010 #5798 of 10248
    dswallow

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    Long...
    They don't make them that small anymore. :)
     
  19. May 10, 2010 #5799 of 10248
    shrike4242

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    The reviews of it on Newegg.com aren't that encouraging:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16822136490

    Also, as I see above, I have to boot the drive off of a bootable CD to deal with the idle issue.

    Since it looks like my DVR Expander seems to have killed off my internal drive in one of the Tivo HDs I have and now I'm stuck with looking for a plan B solution. I'm trying to find drive options that would work as a 1TB replacement for the internal drive.

    Any reason why I should pick the GP-AV right here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136496 (WD10EVDS)

    Over this drive here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136490 (WD10EARS)

    The WD10EVCS is showing as discontinued, so I'm assuming the EVDS replaced it and the FAQ hasn't been updated yet.
     
  20. May 10, 2010 #5800 of 10248
    cr33p

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    Any ideas if anyone is working on a 648250 image that can expand to a >1tb drive?
     

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