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hard drive question

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by devon383, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. devon383

    devon383 New Member

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    my hard drive failed in my newer version series 2 it is a 540 and i have a hard drive from a series 2 240 will that work ?
     
  2. replaytv

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

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    If you live in the Denver area I will sell you a Tivo for $10 that the hard drive works and it is the same model. I will not ship.
    Or I will trade you the working Tivo that you have.
     
  3. Nikki1983

    Nikki1983 New Member

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    Is there a way to recover my image from the original HD so I can transfer it over to a new HD. I tried several times to reboot the tivo unit but it keeps on stalling on the GSOD

    Or is there someone that can send me a image I can use for TCD652160 Tivo HD
     
  4. poppagene

    poppagene User

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    try this: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8831301&highlight=TCD652160#post8831301
     
  5. devon383

    devon383 New Member

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    were can i find instructions on how to install this new image ?
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Go to mfslive.org and read.

    What model TiVo do you have and what size hard drive are you planning to use?
     
  7. devon383

    devon383 New Member

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    for pratice i was going to use a 10gb, to make sure everything was good to go.
     
  8. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    :confused:

    A 10 GB hard drive? Are those things still around? :D

    No, your "target" hard drive has to be 'at least' as large as the original.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Whatever size hard drive an image comes from is the minimum size for a drive onto which the image is restored.

    Okay I see you say you have a 540 and a 240 TiVo.

    What are the brands and model numbers of the drives in those TiVos?
     
  10. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    The smallest Hard drive TiVo ever used I think was a 15Gb on the original Series 1, your drive would have to be i would guess at least 40Gb, and even that may not work if the sector count is less than the TiVo 40Gb drive. A Humax DVD TiVo had fewer sectors than the TiVo 540 on the 40Gb drive.
     
  11. devon383

    devon383 New Member

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    my plan was to at least put in a 250 or higher, the orignal is 40gb
     
  12. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Okay I see you say you have a 540 and a 240 TiVo.

    What are the brands and model numbers of the drives in those TiVos?
     
  13. devon383

    devon383 New Member

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    the 1 that died is a maxtor quickview 40gb and the spare i have is a maxtor 80gb. Another question, i have software that i use for coping hard drives for my computers when i upgrade them, any chance i can copy my tivo drive ?
     
  14. poppagene

    poppagene User

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    You can't use those programs, but there is something similar designed specifically for tivo:

    http://www.mfslive.org/winmfs/
     

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