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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ggieseke, Apr 13, 2013.
Were you able to find a virgin 746320 image? If so, can I get a copy?
It was plugged in once and got updated from 14.5 to 20.2.0, but it works fine. Don't forget to run Clear & Delete Everything after it's back in the TiVo to "marry" the drive to the motherboard.
Excuse this off-topic post, but since I don't have the requisite 5 posts in order to create a thread, and this seems a great deal for those who might want a 120 GB PATA drive. Maybe someone else could start a thread if you think it's worthy of alerting others. (Otherwise, feel free to delete this post.)
(Missing h t t p... because it won't even let me post URLs.)
Thanks for the heads-up. Good deal for the shelf....My old Replay thanks You!
Hello Greg, I tried DvrBKRS on a 120 Gig PATA drive with Philips HDR112 Tivo on it. I did a full backup and a full restore to a 250 Gig SATA drive (with an IDE to SATA adapter). After the restore I put the SATA drive with the adapter into the TiVo but it did not work. The TiVo started with "Your Recorder is starting up, Please wait a moment...", then a blue screen, then back to the "Your Recorder ..." message and back and forth continually but no progress past that. Is there any advice you can give me? Thanks, Dave
What brand/model drive did you use? Also what SATA adapter? The adapter could be a factor in the issue. Another factor is if the drive is a a Western Digital Drive, it may be needed to have WDidle3.exe run.
I recently did an upgrade on my Series 2 TCD540080 with original drive to a Western Digital 1 TB drive. I used an image downloaded from here. It would not get past the "Powering up" screen. It went back in to my PC and booted up on Ultimate Boot CD and ran WDidle3 /D. When it was back in the Tivo, Booted up and running now with 1268 hrs. I was forced through Guided Setup, but I knew I needed to run Clear & Delete Everything, and then Guided Setup.
I used a WD Blue 250GB SATA /16MB Cache WD2500AAKX. The adapter is an ADP-06 SATA to IDE Bridge Board. According to the WD support site the WDidle3.exe should not be used on my drive.
The adapter I used had foam tape backing on the reverse side to prevent short circuiting.
Would you be willing to try another adapter? I think there are reports here of incompatible Sata/IDE adapters.
The adapter that I used has a foam backing. I bought it at Microcenter and it is the only adapter they sold. Do you think that I should try a clean and delete everything on the Maxtor drive and then try the restore again? And, if so, can you tell me how to do a clean and delete everything.
It's OK to ignore that warning. None of the drives it says are OK to use it on are even ones we use to upgrade TiVos, or come in TiVos (which have it set to disabled). I've seen no reports of it damaging a drive, only that some drives will say they couldn't be set (generally, PATA or very old SATA drives).
I haven't a clue why they warn against using it. My best guess, is that if used in a computer, a drive with the setting disabled, or changed to a longer timeout, wouldn't be as green as the specs say it is, or would otherwise deviate from the published specs, in the case of a non-green drive).
In a TiVo, the setting serves no purpose, as the drive isn't given a chance to park the heads and spin down, except it will do that (or try to) in the brief time the TiVo isn't forcing the drive to stay spun-up and un-parked, at the time of a reboot, or sometimes (rarely, if ever) even a cold boot.
OK - I'll try the WDidle3.exe tomorrow. Thanks
Well, you could try the WDidle3.exe with the /R option to report what its currently set at.
This is a VERY GOOD suggestion. The /R only reports the status, without writing a change to the drive's firmware settings. It -should- report an error, if the drive can not be set with the utility. If it can't, then the drive doesn't use Intellipark, and then it can't be a problem (since it doesn't use it in the first place). Zero chance of harming the drive by a read-only operation.
WD Blue drives won't work at all in a Series 1 for some reason. Any of their other drives are fine and the Blues run great in later models, but S1s just don't like them.
They're also fussier about SATA adapters.
If you'd read through the adapter thread,
which I got a mod to make sticky so it's always at the top of the Upgrade Center listings, you'd have seen that the Kingwin is generally not known to work in TiVos and that S1 TiVos have to have an adapter with a Marvell brand chipset, and I think it's mentioned in there a time or two that S1s also don't like Caviar Blues.
But it is true that Caviar Blues don't have Intellipark and therefore wdidle3.exe is unnecessary for them.
That Blue would probably make a nice Windows boot drive in your PC however.
What have you got in there now?
Hi, my TiVo just got stuck in a Green Screen Death Spiral. It is a Premiere 320 model but it was a model that had been "professionally upgraded" to 500 gig by a reseller. The drive seems to be toast. I desperately need a drive image but, because this unit was already upgraded, I don't know which image to ask for. I was planning on buying either a 500 gig or 1T drive. If someone could help me I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
You might as well try to find a 2TB WD20EURS on sale somewhere for about $100 and get more GB/$.
TiVo is now back up and running! Thanks so much!
I need an image for 648... Thanks.