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Drive upgrades in a Premiere unit?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by jcostom, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2010 #521 of 1486
    comer

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    Doesn't matter virgin or not. It's the physical size - that's what matters. 320G is Tivo factory standard for non-XL Premiere, right? So it should copy 320G :)
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 #522 of 1486
    johnfarmer55

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    Knock, Knock.

    Who's there?

    Woo.

    Woo who?

    WooHoo! I got myself a 2TB TiVo Premiere! Comer you ROCK! Thanks also to everyone else who helped answer my silly questions! Rockin!
     
  3. Sep 9, 2010 #523 of 1486
    wp746911

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    welcome to the 2TB club! I'm downloading series from amazon (madmen HD) and recording shows like crazy, and I'm still below 10% full ;)

    For me the tricky things in linux were

    1)figuring out how to use the command prompt (only took a few minutes- use sudo for admin priviledges, took a few times to get the directory changed with 'cd' command)

    2)installing java (just google it- but some instructions didn't work)

    3)installing ddrescue (also google it- first set I found worked)

    4)making sure your syntax is right (one misplaced period and it won't work)

    5)the typo that says to use mfsadd.bat instead of mfsadd.sh (took me 30 minutes to remember the post)

    Everything else was pretty easy and straighforward
     
  4. Sep 9, 2010 #524 of 1486
    KenVa

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    10% full would be great. I just passed 74% full on my 2TB disk. :eek: I think I need a bigger upgrade. :)
     
  5. Sep 9, 2010 #525 of 1486
    magnum68

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    Pembroke...
    I would have to disagree. I installed a WD 1TB EARS 4k drive in my S3 and it became sluggish at times and when I would transfer shows to it it would reboot itself at least 7 times. And i tried it on two of my S3s with the same results.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2010 #526 of 1486
    johnfarmer55

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    Wow! Are you recording CSPAN?! I guess it's time for those 4TB upgrades!
     
  7. Sep 9, 2010 #527 of 1486
    richsadams

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    COMER: Could you take a minute and edit your original post to reflect the correct command? It seems like this is throwing a lot of folks off. (If as stated, that is the correct command of course). TIA!
     
  8. Sep 9, 2010 #528 of 1486
    richsadams

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    It's much more likely that you have a faulty hard drive (or another issue). There are literally dozens of folks (probably more) using these drives w/o any issues now. It's well documented now that the 4k issue only affects Windows based computers running older OS.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2010 #529 of 1486
    comer

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    I did, didn't I? :confused:
     
  10. Sep 9, 2010 #530 of 1486
    richsadams

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    Not sure...is "Run "mfsadd.bat <new image>" " correct? If so, I must have misread wp746911's post because he made it sound like mfsadd.sh was actually the correct command. :confused: My brain hurts.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2010 #531 of 1486
    comer

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    It depends what OS you are using of course :)

     
  12. Sep 9, 2010 #532 of 1486
    richsadams

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    Ah...got it. :up: That wasn't clear...at least to me. :eek:
     
  13. Sep 9, 2010 #533 of 1486
    elite-fusion

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    hey guys, new here, and to the whole TiVo team in general.

    Know a bit about computers, so...i have 3 TiVo's all with lifetime subscriptions,
    Series 3 with 1TB, Premier, and Premier XL with 1TB, i want to upgrade all 3 to 2 TB...

    If i understand correctly, for the Series 3, i can use WinMFS, correct?
    Also, for my Premier and Premier XL, i have to use the instructions on Page 11, correct?

    I am on Windows XP / or / 7 either/or works for me. Not too familiar with Linux at all.

    According to the instructions on Page 11, I need to find DD or DDRescue for Windows. ... . I am not able to find this ANYWHERE at all! Please help me out guys.

    I'm a n00b, i tried to look through a few pages, but wayyyyy too many posts to go through. Please help me if someone can, because i have 3 2TB HD's, all of which are WD20EADS.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2010 #534 of 1486
    elite-fusion

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  15. Sep 9, 2010 #535 of 1486
    chrispitude

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    My wife just instructed me to upgrade our Premiere to have more storage, so this would be very timely!
     
  16. Sep 9, 2010 #536 of 1486
    comer

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    Welcome! :up:

    The link to instructions is in my signature. Please keep in mind that it was not tested on XL, although most likely it will work.

    I really suggest using Linux for upgrade. It's easy and less time and space consuming than under Windows.

    dd for Windows
     
  17. Sep 9, 2010 #537 of 1486
    vulture99

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    I typed "dd for windows" in google and came up with a bunch of results. Here's the first one: http://www.chrysocome.net/dd
     
  18. Sep 9, 2010 #538 of 1486
    elite-fusion

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    Thanks guys, as for the DD for Windows, i searched also, first link was that site, didnt see a download section for it :-/ sorry about that, probably over looked it.

    As for the link in the signature, unfortunately since im new, i dont have 10 posts, therefore i cant see the link :-/
     
  19. Sep 9, 2010 #539 of 1486
    comer

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    http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8095021#post8095021

    or post #307 in this thread.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2010 #540 of 1486
    orangeboy

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    Hmm... I just installed ubuntu (desktop) as a virtual machine in VMware running on a Windows Server 2003 box. Probably not a good idea to try and do this in such a configuration?
     

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