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Drive upgrades in a Premiere unit?

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

  1. Oct 3, 2010 #881 of 1486
    willv28

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    Any problems I've had with Windows 7 have nothing to do with reliability or stability, which were the problems with ME and Vista. We're beginning to roll Windows 7 out at work. No issues with it at all. I think Microsoft is finally starting to learn their lesson.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 #882 of 1486
    musictoo

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    Used JMFS to add a 2TB WD to my Premier Sunday. Ridiculously easy thanks to all the hard work done here. Simply amazing. Thanks to all.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 #883 of 1486
    donnoh

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    I have to commend Comer on his herculean efforts to give Premiere owners an upgrade path!
    This forum and people like him are what I like so much about Tivos.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 #884 of 1486
    dshlyam

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    What are the chances to get the solution for additional external 2tb upgrade for a total of 4tb?

    Interestingly enough both Weaknees and DvrDude are not selling their 4tb upgrades anymore... DvrDude says they have ran out of enclosures (!), while Weaknees straightforwardly says that they are experiencing "technical difficulties" and are pulling 4tb kits until further notice.

    Quite interesting indeed. Also means that there is no path for regular Joe to get Tivo with 4tb for now...
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 #885 of 1486
    comer

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    Interesting indeed :confused: I was a few days from releasing a tool to add an external storage. But now I think I need to test more or wait for 14.6 upgrade... may be that's the reason? :confused: Dvr_dude is lurking here in the forums, may be he can shed some light?
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 #886 of 1486
    dshlyam

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    Wow, this is good news. Can you give us some details on this? I.e. will the new method allow to add storage to previously expanded system with minimal effort and while preserving settings and recordings or will it require going back to the virgin drive or copying full 2tb worth of data?

    I was about to upgrade my 7 Tivos (S3 and HD, all 2tb) to Premier, but would rather wait if it's a major pain to easily expand to 4tb later.

    Also, have you (or anyone else willing to share) figured out how to SuperSize Premier yet to add that extra space? I will try to supersize the virgin drive with Spike's tools when my shipment of Premiers arrives, but I'm not holding too much hope it'll work...
     
  7. Oct 5, 2010 #887 of 1486
    akaussie

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    I am now the owner of a 2 TB Tivo thanks to Comer and everyone else here who helped out with advice and suggestions.
    I rebooted without issues, so it appears all is well.
    Thanks again Comer!
     
  8. Oct 5, 2010 #888 of 1486
    richsadams

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    Excellent news and enjoy!
     
  9. Oct 5, 2010 #889 of 1486
    dmk1974

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    Just curious...what hard drive make/model does the TiVo Premiere ship with? Thanks!
     
  10. Oct 5, 2010 #890 of 1486
    richsadams

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    TiVo Premiere: WD3200AVVS

    TiVo Premiere XL: WD10EVVS
     
  11. Oct 5, 2010 #891 of 1486
    jterwelp

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    Actually, the model number of the Premiere drive is WD3200AVVS. You keep missing that extra zero, Rich! dmk1974: both drives are made by Western Digital.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2010 #892 of 1486
    dmk1974

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    Thank you! So, they are both "green" drives. I was curious of they were "blue" or "black". I have a 1 GB "black" in my TiVo HD which works great. But realistically then, for TiVo purposes, performance should be ok using any of those.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2010 #893 of 1486
    aaronwt

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    Even a slow 4200rpm drive can handle the multiple low speed 19Mbs HD streams from TV broadcasts.

    Even my slow ide drives back in 2001 had no issues with multiple HD recordings and HD playback concurrently when I used to use PCs for my HD recordings and HD watching.

    Of course once the HDTiVos came out in 2004, using my HTPCs for HD recording was mostly a thing of the past.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2010 #894 of 1486
    comer

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    Judging by the number of responses - we are the only two who need this :rolleyes:

    Just like "bless" - everything is preserved.

    No, I haven't. It's on my list though ;) Honestly, I wouldn't do it just for myself, having practically unlimited 4T open wide for HD goodness :D I am looking into that bacause of the challenge and because for some reasons it's requested by many users :)
    So far everything I have actually found (on the disk) points to 10G reserve for TivoClips - that's what WinMFS releases. And it's in bytes, not percentage. I don't get it - 10G is meager 2 hours of HD :confused: Either it used to be bigger or I still don't get something :)
     
  15. Oct 5, 2010 #895 of 1486
    kturcotte

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    Do we really need more recording time? lol We're getting what now (With the 2TB) 290 HD hours? How many SD?
    And would this still allow you to add one of Tivo's external drives? lol
     
  16. Oct 5, 2010 #896 of 1486
    jmill

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    If you'll be able to figure out how to do "SuperSize", and on top of that add external storage, that's heaven. I mean we know it's possible, just need to figure out how...
     
  17. Oct 5, 2010 #897 of 1486
    kturcotte

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    Can the actual hard drive from the external kit be swapped out for a 2TB drive? 580 HD hours? lol
     
  18. Oct 5, 2010 #898 of 1486
    jmill

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    This is some nonsense. Please try to stay on topic.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2010 #899 of 1486
    richsadams

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    D'oh! Curse you copy and paste! :eek:

    All better now.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2010 #900 of 1486
    jterwelp

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    I think you might be missing something. People who have bought 2TB upgrades from DVR_Dude or Weaknees are reporting ~318 HD hours. In fact, Weaknees' web site lists their 2TB Premiere upgrade at 317 HD hours here. That's 27-28 more HD hours than the JMFS tool provides!

    Perhaps you could talk one of the DVR_Dude or Weaknees upgraders into capturing some information from their hard drive for you to review? I know a lot of people are interested in the SuperSize option because they are wary of the extra noise, heat, space, failure point, etc. involved in adding an external drive.
     

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