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Drive upgrades in a Premiere unit?

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

  1. Sep 24, 2010 #761 of 1486
    Shagger

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    richsadams

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    :confused: If you mean open a WD My DVR Expander and swap in a different hard drive it won't work as TiVo recognizes "authorized" hard drives by the exact hard drive model number (the enclosure really doesn't make any difference). The current WD My DVR Expanders are 1TB so maybe you meant 2TB? To add to that, based on numerous posts elsewhere, opening the DVR Expander's case generally ruins it. Anyway a nice thought, but a non-starter.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2010 #763 of 1486
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    Unfortunately the free mediafire maxes out at 200MB. Anyone have an account where I can put a 2GB image file?
     
  4. Sep 24, 2010 #764 of 1486
    richsadams

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    Forgot about that w/the freebie account. :(
     
  5. Sep 24, 2010 #765 of 1486
    comer

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    You can break your file in pieces, with RAR for example.
    There's filehosting.org with no size limit, but also requires email to send a download link.
    Also check here The 5 Best Free File Hosting Services To Store Your Files
     
  6. Sep 24, 2010 #766 of 1486
    richsadams

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    I think we're talking about two different things. If you're suggesting simply opening a WD My DVR Expander, removing the hard drive and inserting it inside a TiVo Premiere (or any other TiVo for that matter) that would work providing you went through the upgrade process prior to that as of course there's no OS on the expansion drive and it would be treated as a blank/new drive.

    With respect to TiVo's hard drives, no TiVo does not "recognize" internal drives as such. However, yes, TiVo does in fact recognize external hard drives by their model number and will only accept the "approved" My DVR Expander and the My DVR AV Expander series. The eSATA drives are identified by TiVo's software. That's why you cannot connect any other eSATA drive to a TiVo HD, HDXL, Premiere or Premiere XL via plug and play except the approved WD My DVR Expander line. They are purposefully limited to avoid support issues. In other words, if you were to put an off the shelf drive in any enclosure (including the WD My DVR Expander enclosure) and connected it to anything other than the original TiVo Series3 it would not function. The only way that can be accomplished is to pull the TiVo OEM drive and connect it to a computer along with the additional drive and marry them using the MFSLive program.

    Additional information about expansion drives, upgrades, etc. can be found in this FAQ:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=5616160#post5616160.

    I was referring to the damage caused when you crack open a WD MY DVR Expander enclosure, not a TiVo of course.

    Yes, the TiVo Premiere uses the WD320AVVS and the Premiere XL uses the WD10EVVS.

    Although it's not conveniently in one place, all of the info you're looking for can usually be found on the TCF using the search function.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2010 #767 of 1486
    jaredmwright

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    You could utilize something like HFS if you are comfortable setting up port forwarding. I use it and it is quite simple and very powerful. You simply run the executable and set up the folder you want to share with permissions and users . It might take 5 minutes at most to setup.

    http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/?f=intro
     
  8. Sep 25, 2010 #768 of 1486
    Mike Wolf

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    rich your model numbers don't match up to WD's site. Please check the numbers.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2010 #769 of 1486
    richsadams

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    I have no idea what you're talking about…again. The model numbers of what, the hard drives in TiVo's? Those hard drive numbers listed in my earlier post are the hard drive model numbers with which those particular TiVo's were built. There's nothing for me to check, I have the TiVo's in front of me. :confused: You're going to have to do a better job of clarifying your posts.
     
  10. Sep 25, 2010 #770 of 1486
    Mike Wolf

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    You posted the model numbers of the hard drives, and listed them by series. I put them into a search on western digital's site, and they came up as invalid. I then did a search for them online, and they also came up as invalid. I don't know why you mention having a TiVo in front of you unless you opened it and are reading off the model number of the drive.
     
  11. Sep 25, 2010 #771 of 1486
    comer

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    Let's not split hairs, shall we? :)
    For the sake of clarity:
    XL: WD10EVVS
    vulgaris: WD3200AVVS
     
  12. Sep 25, 2010 #772 of 1486
    richsadams

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    Some of these drives are not on WD's site because they were never available to the public. As a matter of fact, yes I do in fact have them in front of me…and so do thousands of others here and yes we are in fact reading the model number off of the drive.

    FWIW, and I don't know why I waste my time on these things, but I just did a Google search for every drive TiVo uses (as listed on this post) and found every single one of them. I also did your homework for you by linking every drive to a website where it can be purchased. You can thank me later.

    Or it's all a big conspiracy to lie to newbies so they can't get into the club. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Sep 25, 2010 #773 of 1486
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    Stamford,...
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    keenanSR

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    If you're familiar with bit-torrent usage that's an extremely easy way to transfer large files.
     
  15. Sep 26, 2010 #775 of 1486
    dvr_dude

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    Perhaps it would eliminate some confusion if you fixed the model number in your original post:
    The actual model number is WD3200AVVS.
     
  16. Sep 26, 2010 #776 of 1486
    richsadams

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    Good catch…although the link was to the correct drive. Thanks.
     
  17. Sep 26, 2010 #777 of 1486
    dvr_dude

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    True, but the links weren't there originally, and when someone politely asked you to check them, you responded with this fairly harsh reply:
    Perhaps we could all use a review of forum decorum?
     
  18. Sep 26, 2010 #778 of 1486
    richsadams

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    My reply may sound harsh in a vacuum, but if you take the time to read the rest of the OP's posts…including identical questions cross posted on three different threads, plus the many additional incomplete and incorrect posts he made you'd have the actual context of the situation leading to the answer that I gave. You should also read my earlier responses to the OP wherein I feel that I took an inordinate amount of time to guide someone that had only been on this forum a few days toward becoming a valued part of the community…advice that was ignored for the most part.
     
  19. Sep 27, 2010 #779 of 1486
    zordude

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    Any specific drives to look for/avoid as far as WD Green/Black/AV for upgrading a Premiere? Do you still need to do the Intellipark fix for drives going into a Premiere?

    Z
     
  20. Sep 27, 2010 #780 of 1486
    richsadams

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    See my answer to a similar question from a few pages back...

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8146832#post8146832

    Adjusting the Intellipark feature on WD drives depends on the manufacture date. Based on numerous posts it appears that drives manufactured after the first week of August or so no longer require it. So it really depends on the drive.

    Here's more information on an "automated" process for the Premiers...

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=455968

    Happy upgrading!
     

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