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Drive upgrades in a Premiere unit?

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

  1. Oct 18, 2010 #981 of 1486
    aaronwt

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    WOW!! $55 for a 1TB drive now. I paid 5X that for my first 1TB drives which I put in my S3 boxes.(still going strong in them. My girlfriend has two of my original S3 boxes)
     
  2. Oct 18, 2010 #982 of 1486
    richsadams

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    I hope it works is all. I tried using that particular drive to upgrade a TiVo HD and it would never boot up. Others have had some success, yet others have had theirs quit eventually. I don't know what it is about them that causes problems. Based on the ongoing issues with S3 and THD upgrades they have never been included on the recommended HDD upgrade list.

    FWIW I'm using the Samsung drive I bought as a computer backup drive and it works fine.

    In any case, AFAIK there's nothing else to be done except give it a go. Best of luck!
     
  3. Oct 18, 2010 #983 of 1486
    donnoh

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    Comer I sincerely hope you don't try and steal DVRDudes work. I have paid him for his work and until you can do what he did without his help you should STFU.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2010 #984 of 1486
    comer

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    Meeee??? :eek:
     
  5. Oct 18, 2010 #985 of 1486
    SullyND

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    What? STFU? Seriously? I think you should understand the facts before telling someone who has been doing a lot of hard work, and giving it away for free, to STFU.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2010 #986 of 1486
    gamo62

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    Well, that's your fault for paying. You did have other options as does everyone on here. Please take your own advice. Off we go now...
     
  7. Oct 18, 2010 #987 of 1486
    tcfcameron

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    Since my first attempt the stop the next two weeks worth of posts in this thread from becoming the same as what has already happened in other threads, I am posting a link to a current thread that has already been taken hostage.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=457568

    I know I can't stop this. I know better than to try beyond what I have, at this point. But, I can suggest that there is a better place, and hope that all the moral arguments, venom, and napalm, maybe, just maybe, will migrate there.

    Here's keeping my fingers crossed...

    Any arguments, venom, or napalm lobbed in my direction, on this thread, will be ignored. I'll be too busy using Paragon Drive Copy (raw mode), to make full backups of my four 2TB TiVos, that were imaged/expanded to 317 HD hours, using FREE tools.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2010 #988 of 1486
    orangeboy

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    You should probably check out this entire thread at MFSLive.org to get an understanding of comer's knowledge on the subject, and the efforts made by comer.

    Here's a small chunk:
    So either:
    • comer can walk the walk, or
    • comer got EXTREMELY lucky talking the talk with the developers of WinMFS/MFSLive/MFSTools and did indeed steal DVRDude's work.

    I'm leaning towards the former, and away from the latter...
     
  9. Oct 18, 2010 #989 of 1486
    RichB

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    Do you know where DVRDudes got his information?
    What if it was leaked or stolen from TiVo employee's?
    What if he is a TiVo employee?

    Oh my :rolleyes::D:p

    - Rich
     
  10. Oct 18, 2010 #990 of 1486
    wp746911

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    gotta love the 'thanks' some people give to comer for his countless selfless hours he has spent helping us out...
     
  11. Oct 19, 2010 #991 of 1486
    t1voproof

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    I don't think DVR Dude is a Tivo employee. His Ebay listing ships from Virginia and I imagine most Tivo employees are in California.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2010 #992 of 1486
    jmill

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    Hate to say it, but some people are idiots. Comer is a great guy and I truly mean it.

    In any case, let's keep discussion on topic. As was mentioned above, all whining and random thoughs need to go into different thread.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2010 #993 of 1486
    orangeboy

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    From what I gather, there are 2 or 3 people that have overcome the Premiere drive expansion problem, with an employee of Weaknees being perhaps the first to do so. I say 2 or 3 people (or maybe even only 1, but I don't think so), with the possibility of DVRDude being the same Weaknees employee, and comer. I honestly believe all solutions now available were created independently through hard work and effort.
     
  14. Oct 19, 2010 #994 of 1486
    aaronwt

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    What options were there in the Spring?

    (Not that I'm condoning anyone to tell someone to "STFU" which I think is rather rude. Especially with all the work that Comer has done and shared with everyone)
     
  15. Oct 19, 2010 #995 of 1486
    comer

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    Ahh! Plot thikens! :D I don't know how to prove it, even if I should, but here's my word - I am not DVR_dude, nor am I have any connection to Weaknees, DVR Upgrade, Tivo or any other commercial enterprise related to all or any of the above. Except that I own a Tivo device and have a valid lifetime subscription, of course :)
     
  16. Oct 19, 2010 #996 of 1486
    richsadams

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    D'oh! That's all they needed! Expect the TIMBs (TiVo Men In Black) to be at your doorstep any moment now! :eek: :D
     
  17. Oct 19, 2010 #997 of 1486
    dshlyam

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    Unbelievable...

    I know I'm adding fuel to this and patronizing the troll, but I just have to say something...

    To answer donnoh in kind, WTFRU to tell someone to STFU? What have YOU done to help the community? Are you sad that you're not even smart to follow a few simple steps to upgrade your Tivo yourself and keep all your recordings and settings and had to actually pay DvrDude through the nose to get an expanded drive? Better yet, pay for 2 drives? (IMO, if I HAD to have an expanded drive before it could be done for free thanks to Comer, I would've gotten ONE drive and cloned as many times as I need it, but it just me.) Buying TWO drives proves to me that you're a not technically competent person, which is OK in itself but you have no business dissing others who doing a great service to the community.

    You suggest that something is being stolen perhaps. Do you have a qualification as an IP attorney? Do you know who's "stealing" from whom? Have you considered that DvrDude and others maybe engaging in the same "stealing" by reverse engineering of Tivo's IP?

    (BTW, I do not think either DvrDude, Weaknees, Comer or anyone else here is really doing anything improper, just saying that if you want to go down the rabbit hole, it's possible to construe that anyone who examines or modified Tivo devices is "stealing", i.e. based on DCMA. It is OK then to "steal" from Tivo but not from the DvrDude, aka "the thief" under this theory? AGAIN, note the quotations marks, as I don't think anyone is really stealing anything at all, just trying to point a fallacy in donnoh's argument)

    I thank that DvrDude is doing a great service and that he should not be afraid that free tools will ever take away his business... While world is full of people like donnoh, his business model is safe. What is sad is that people like Comer will eventually get upset and go do something more rewarding that trying help unappreciative folks like donnoh.

    P.S. Is "donnoh" a iNet slang for "don't know"? If so, it's very fitting, IMO.
     
  18. Oct 19, 2010 #998 of 1486
    orangeboy

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    My fault for poor syntactical grouping. I was inferring DVRDude and Weaknees tech of possibly being one in the same, and the second person being you. ;)
     
  19. Oct 19, 2010 #999 of 1486
    lickwid

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    I just wanted to update that I haven't found a way to get the new Hitachi 2TB drive to enable AAM. It seems that it is disabled within the firmware. I even e-mailed Hitachi support and they confirmed as much. It's louder than the stock drive, but I'll live with it for now.
     
  20. steve614

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