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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

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

  1. May 17, 2010 #5841 of 10248
    ThreeSoFar

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    There isn't one. I dug out an old Dos 6.22 boot floppy and put it on there, worked fine.
     
  2. May 18, 2010 #5842 of 10248
    reubanks

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    I just tried to run HDDSCAN on this Hitachi HD32000 IDK/7K and the acoustic managment was greyed out saying it was "Not Supported". I downloaded the Hitachi CD image and burned/booted. It also says that I can't adjust the acoustic management.

    AARRGGHH!!! <thud> I looked around the Hitachi site and don't see any firmware downloads so I can download to and older version, but I'll look again.
     
  3. May 18, 2010 #5843 of 10248
    Boso_zuku

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    Edit. You guys are great- thank you.
     
  4. May 18, 2010 #5844 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Have a look in Section II, #32 for the download link to the Hitachi Feature Tool v2.11. IIRC that should work. Or is that the one you tried? Note that the drive needs to be connected via SATA or eSATA not USB...but then you probably knew that.
     
  5. May 18, 2010 #5845 of 10248
    reubanks

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    I had used Feature Tool 2.11 per that link and the drive is installed internally to a SATA port. I tried it on 2 different PCs in case it was an issue with the chipset somehow.

    I just downloaded the updated Feature Tool 2.15 from the Hitachi site and will try it next. BRB with an update. (gotta reboot)

    Randy
     
  6. May 18, 2010 #5846 of 10248
    cr33p

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    I recently installed a Hitachi into my S3 unit with acoustic management turned on max, still to loud IMO, esp compared to the WD drives out of the box.
     
  7. May 18, 2010 #5847 of 10248
    reubanks

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    It looks like FTv2.15 doesn't even have an AAM function! DIMMIT! Did Hitachi farm out their 2TB drives to Seagate!?!

    I had refused to buy Hitachi drives for several years because of terrible customer service and warranty issues in the past, but figured I would give them another chance. Silly me, I should have known not to buy any more DeathStar drives.
     
  8. May 18, 2010 #5848 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Hmmmm...that is a new one. I have the same drives in a NAS and they are very quiet, about as quiet as the drive in our TiVo Premiere XL, so I'm not sure how much difference adjusting the AAM would make, but I certainly understand your frustration. Maybe a call to Hitachi?

    FWIW the drives I have have been flawless for about 1/2 year now.

    Let us know what you come up with.
     
  9. May 18, 2010 #5849 of 10248
    rooobosmith

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    I ran HDDScan on a new HD31000 and it says "Not Supported" too.

    Strangely, it says the Seagate Baracuda is supported.

    Will try the Hitachi tools, but from what you say, that does not sound promising.

    The drive is a little loud. :(
     
  10. May 18, 2010 #5850 of 10248
    JohnNButchNGunny

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    I am very interested in obtaining the image which will support upgrading my Tivo HD to a 2TB drive. I have been unable to find this image, and hope that this request is not categorized as "thread capping". I apologize in advance if this is what I am doing.

    Thanks for your help! -- John
     
  11. May 18, 2010 #5851 of 10248
    reubanks

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    I sent an email to Hitachi Support asking about this and about possible firmware downgrade/upgrade/whatever. I really don't have a problem with the noise, but my wife cannot deal with ANY noise when she's trying to get to sleep. (She would probably prefer that I stop breathing, but that's just because of 21 years of marriage...)

    I'll update if/when I get a reply from Hitachi.
     
  12. May 18, 2010 #5852 of 10248
    reubanks

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    Nah, I think he was talking about adding another to the many and varied "I want a 2TB TivoHD image" threads.

    And you forgot the "r" in capping.:D
     
  13. May 18, 2010 #5853 of 10248
    MikeAndrews

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    Sorry for the repeat FAQ... Just to get the current scoop....

    From http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=417410

    I was about to order 1.5TB WD drives for my 1st gen Series 3. I know you can only format 2.2TB as above, but can I get 1.1TB on each of the two drives? I could just get a 1TB drive if the most I can get is 1.2 + 1.0.

    In other words is my hottest setup still 2.2TB using the two 1.5 TB drives?

    I figure that a lot of that goes toward the noise of advertised capacity vs. formatted binary capacity. :confused:
     
  14. May 18, 2010 #5854 of 10248
    bowlingblogger

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    I don't know how common this is, but I have a motherboard with 5 or so SATA ports and when I connect a hard drive to them, HDTune will only show SMART data, supported features, etc for a couple of the ports. I figure I must have two different SATA controllers and the ports are divided up between them.

    I know you tried on two different computers, so I doubt this is your problem, but I just thought I'd throw this out there.
     
  15. May 18, 2010 #5855 of 10248
    Keen

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    I'm confused. According to the FAQ in this thread, the largest single drive that you can make for a non-XL TivoHD is ~1.1TB. What are these 2TB images?
     
  16. May 18, 2010 #5856 of 10248
    reubanks

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    Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

    One of the members created a hybrid image that may be Tivo HD files on an HDXL partition structure (or something like that...). He offered it to members on an "ask and I'll send you a link" basis, but it seems that he has stopped offering it. Possibly from either pressure from Tivo/Lawyers or maybe he went over his limit for downloads. Reports are that it worked perfectly.

    I'd be using it, but it seems I have an issue with a couple of noisy drives I can't get to quiet down. Maybe I need to take the drives back and spring for another WD.

    Randy
     
  17. May 18, 2010 #5857 of 10248
    Keen

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    And no one figured out a way to add the method he used to the drive expansion tools that the FAQ uses? That's unfortunate.
     
  18. May 18, 2010 #5858 of 10248
    reubanks

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    The original image couldn't be expanded, but if you do find a copy of the expanded image then you use the standard tools to image a >1TB drive with the file.
     
  19. May 18, 2010 #5859 of 10248
    MPSAN

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    Randy, I just checked the link for the 2GB image and it IS still working. Are you saying that he is not answering his PM any more?
     
  20. May 18, 2010 #5860 of 10248
    yukit

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    I booted an Ubuntu LiveCD, then ran sudo hdparm -M 128 (something like that) for my Hitachi 2TB Deathstar in an HDXL. I believe mfslive CD has hdparm as well as long as you can get your PC to recognize the SATA drive.
    YMMV
     

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