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Expand - Failed 1.5TB -> 2TB drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by rfryar, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

    Feb 15, 2008
    About a month ago I upgraded my P4 to a 1.5TB drive. It upgraded and expanded effortlessly.

    However fastforward to now.. My TiVo started to stutter and pause and the forums suggested it was caused by a potentially bad drive. Ugg. So I ripped apart my TiVo and decided to upgrade the drive to a new 2TB drive.

    Last night I started the copy, it was completed with just 3 errors noted.

    However when I went to do the expand, it failed stating a negative seek error. Has anyone run into this issue before?

    After trying a few times and still getting the error I decided to just get the my TiVo back up and just loose the 500GBs. Any work on it another day.

    Any ideas on how to get the drive to expand?


  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Did you use jmfs?

    As far as I know, it's a one-time-only deal for expanding an S4.

    Were you trying to go from the original TiVo drive to the 2TB or from the 1.5?
  3. IWLSR5

    IWLSR5 New Member

    Apr 2, 2013
    You are correct that the expanding is a one time shot, but if he makes a truncated backup with dvrBARS, and restores from that, he might be able to then expand again to use the full 2TB.
  4. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    Starting over from scratch with DvrBARS and a clean P4 image would work, but it doesn't modify the partition table.
  5. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

    Feb 15, 2008
    Thanks, I saw dvrBARS. I also still have my original drive but I guess for now it is easier for me to just live with losing 500gbs.

    Not a huge deal since I never really run out of space. I usually off load all my shows to my HTPC anyways.

    Thanks for the suggestions.


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