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eSATA + internal upgrade: Any progress?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jtown, May 8, 2007.

  1. Jun 1, 2007 #41 of 108
    spike2k5

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    Sorry about the confusion. Out as in came out.

    My finger can't keep up with I'm thinking.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2007 #42 of 108
    URPREY

    URPREY Closet TiVo User

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    No worries. I'm sure you've just made plenty of people very happy :)
     
  3. Jun 1, 2007 #43 of 108
    jlib

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    Carmel...
    So, who has the first 262HD/2,488SD hour S3? :eek:
     
  4. Jun 2, 2007 #44 of 108
    spike2k5

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    2TB is the record record on S3.

    [edit] this is 1.5 TB #
    198HD hours, 1878 SD hours

    [new]
    2TB #
    265HD 2513 SD hours

    That honor goes to one of the beta tester.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2007 #45 of 108
    bkdtv

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    That sounds more like 1.5TB capacity.

    Why is the difference from 1.0TB -> 2.0TB just 67 hours?
     
  6. Jun 2, 2007 #46 of 108
    spike2k5

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    Sorry. Wrong numbers.

    2TB
    265HD, 2513 SD hours.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2007 #47 of 108
    deeremj

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    I am running a dual 750gb and dual 1tb s3 for last 4 days using the method outlined by spike2k5, running great so far.

    The dual 750gb is with db-35's, esata is in mx-1 enclosure.

    I went a different route on the dual 1tb expansion by re-routing the internal sata port to an external adapter and have both drives in single esata fan cooled enclosure from owc(macsales.com) as follows:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MESATATBEK/

    I had to use the acoustic management on the 1tb drives to get greatly reduced seek noise.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2007 #48 of 108
    Gregor

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    Pictures, please?
     
  9. Jun 2, 2007 #49 of 108
    wgw

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    Excellent idea. No need to open Tivo again to access drive and it probably keeps the internal drive cooler than leaving it in the Tivo case. Is the fan pretty good quality?
     
  10. Jun 11, 2007 #50 of 108
    jetjock34

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    May you Programing Gods forgive me... but.... sure wish the method for an already upgraded series 3 was as easy as the method for the non-upgraded. Any chance in the futute there will be a fix for those of us not quite as competant?
     
  11. Jun 11, 2007 #51 of 108
    jetjock34

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    I second the motion.... pictures and/or step by step instuctions... PLESAE :)
     
  12. Jun 11, 2007 #52 of 108
    George Cifranci

    George Cifranci Viva La Tivo!

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    Just so I understand...

    I have a Tivo S3 with a 750GB DB35 internal drive (and I want to preserve those recordings).

    I bought an Antec MX-1 external eSata enclosure and I plan on buying another 750GB DB35 for it. So in the end I will have an internal 750GB and an external 750GB.

    So all I have to do is connect the original internal S3 drive to a PC via SATA and make sure it is on /dev/sda and connect the other 750GB drive that is going to be in the external enclosure and make sure it is /dev/sdb, boot the MFSLive CD (my CD-ROM drive is connected to the IDE port on my PC) and just run this command

    mfsadd -r 4 -ex /dev/sda /dev/sdb

    Then when that is done all I will have to do is plug the internal Tivo S3 back in the Tivo, put the new 750GB drive in the enclosure and connect it to the Tivo S3 and turn everthing on and I will be good to go? And I will still have all the original recordings that were on my internal drive still?

    Do I have that right?
     
  13. Jun 11, 2007 #53 of 108
    jlib

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    Carmel...
    Well, the docs for the MSLive S3 Method 2 says nothing about "original drive" so depending upon what you mean by that you might be reading more into the technique than is there. Your internal 750GB drive needs to be introduced to your new external drive. Just follow the method verbatim. If by original you meant current then it looks like you have it down pat!
     
  14. Jun 12, 2007 #54 of 108
    rudolpht

    rudolpht HD Maven

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    My internal 750GB drive is my original drive (bought that way), I assume that's what was meant and I'm in the same boat.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2007 #55 of 108
    jwehman

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    Worked for me...that's exactly what I did, and when I turned it back on, all recordings (from the original 750gb) were there and the S3 reported 198HD hours available. And the beauty is that the mfsadd operation takes all of about 1/3 of a second to execute.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2007 #56 of 108
    AbMagFab

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    Yes.

    Also, they don't have to be /sda and /sdb, they can be anything. Just make sure you do the mfsadd order properly.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2007 #57 of 108
    AbMagFab

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    Not sure whay subtle point you're making, but it works with any currently working internal drive. Whether that's already upgraded or not.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2007 #58 of 108
    George Cifranci

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  19. Jun 12, 2007 #59 of 108
    vstone

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    http://www.mfslive.org/tivofaq.htm says:

    "...
    it does simple check in the MFS superblock and see if the internal drive is factory original.
    If it is not, it will terminate the marriage process, reset the flag and goes on as if marriage never took place.
    ..."
     
  20. Jun 12, 2007 #60 of 108
    slimm

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    I bought mine from them some time ago. Fast shipping and no problems.
     

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