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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by amseven11, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Aug 30, 2013 #801 of 3265
    bodosom

    bodosom Just another tivotee

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    Niagara...
    You mean at the beginning of Guided Setup or after?

    I'm currently about half way though zeroing the drive.

    It looks like I'll be implicitly testing a couple things.

    Like can I put it back sans setup? yes.
    Does it remember everything? seems to.
    Can I watch recordings? yes.
    Watch some live tv? yes.
    Is it still paired to the cable card? no. :(

    I stopped at pick a country.
     
  2. Aug 30, 2013 #802 of 3265
    PaulNEPats

    PaulNEPats New Member

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    FYI... NewEgg has the Western Digital 3TB drive WD30EFRX on sale for $130.99 shipped with coupon code EMCXMTX22
     
  3. Aug 30, 2013 #803 of 3265
    Devx

    Devx New Member

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    ggieseke, do you have what you need?

    I just setup my Pro, fully through guided setup but not activated with a sub and no CableCard paired so no recordings yet. I need to figure out how I'm going to transfer recordings and retire my one of my TivoHD's first.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2013 #804 of 3265
    bodosom

    bodosom Just another tivotee

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    Niagara...
    I'm not compressing yet but from my zeroed and now formatted 320G drive:
    Code:
    $ strings /dev/sde
    root=/dev/sda4
    Apple
    Apple_partition_map
    Bootstrap 1
    Image
    Kernel 1
    Image
    Root 1
    Ext2
    Bootstrap 2
    Image
    Kernel 2
    Image
    Root 2
    Ext2
    Linux swap
    Swap
    /var
    Ext2
    MFS application region
    MFS media region
    MFS application region 2
    MFS media region 2
    SQLite
    Ext2
    
    
     
  5. Aug 30, 2013 #805 of 3265
    innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    He was still looking for a copy of the drive after it has gone through setup to see how it is partitioned.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2013 #806 of 3265
    DaveDFW

    DaveDFW Member

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    Richardson, TX
    Just as an experiment, I went ahead and paired my Plus with its original drive. After swapping in a 3tb, I observed he Host ID did not change, but the Data ID did. Too bad the pairing information isn't saved in the flash.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2013 #807 of 3265
    jodell

    jodell TiVo geek

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    Irvine, CA
    I have over 110 hours of recordings on my 2 TB drive so far and no problems. So far, so good.

    Jeff
     
  8. Aug 31, 2013 #808 of 3265
    alansh

    alansh New Member

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    Phoenix, AZ
    Looks like the drive layout is pretty much the same. The first line is the kernel command line, the rest are the name and type of the Apple partition entries.
    Code:
    root=/dev/sda4
    Apple                       Apple_partition_map
    Bootstrap 1                 Image
    Kernel 1                    Image
    Root 1                      Ext2
    Bootstrap 2                 Image
    Kernel 2                    Image
    Root 2                      Ext2
    Linux swap                  Swap
    /var                        Ext2
    MFS application region
    MFS media region
    MFS application region 2
    MFS media region 2
    SQLite                      Ext2
    Details in the MFS filesystem are the tricky part for expansion, of course.
     
  9. Aug 31, 2013 #809 of 3265
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    At the beginning of GS will get a smaller image (no guide data and nothing in the Live TV buffers).
     
  10. Aug 31, 2013 #810 of 3265
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    If someone with a running 3TB is willing to spare a few minutes I may be able to get further in my research with just a partial Full backup.

    Choose Backup > Full Backup and select the drive. It will mistakenly identify it as a Series 1. Proceed on through the menus, start the backup and let it run for about a minute. At that point hit the left arrow key to abort the backup and send me the VHD file.

    Just the first few MB of the drive should tell me a lot.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2013 #811 of 3265
    Rkkeller

    Rkkeller Active Member

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    HELP, I can't get the top off !!!! I have my new Roamio and removed the 2 screws it said too, but my top will not slide off.

    Any ideas?? I can see it is loose, but I am not sure where to press and hold to move it.
     
  12. Aug 31, 2013 #812 of 3265
    elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

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    Theodore, Al.
    All you have to remove for the screws is ONE above the esata port.

    All I did is start at the center back of the lid and work my nails/fingers in there, and then slowly slide them out to the ends on the back side, then around the sides. The very front is one little lip that goes in, the sides and back have the simple plastic clips you have to make pop loose. Reminds me of removing dash pieces in a car or door panels. You think you are going to break it, but you arent, you just have to work in at one spot then slowly work around popping the other clips loose.
     
  13. Aug 31, 2013 #813 of 3265
    Rkkeller

    Rkkeller Active Member

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    OK thanks. I was worried it would break. I see its coming.

    Thanks.
     
  14. Aug 31, 2013 #814 of 3265
    bob61

    bob61 Member

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    Seems like the biggest problem with Tivo's going bad is the hard drive. By going this route Tivo has made repairs for a bad hard drive a simple fix. Nice!
     
  15. Aug 31, 2013 #815 of 3265
    bob61

    bob61 Member

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    In the past I installed a larger hard drive in my Tivo and had no problem with the cable card pairing.
     
  16. Aug 31, 2013 #816 of 3265
    jlin

    jlin New Member

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    Is WD30EFRX WD Red drives suitable or Roamio?
     
  17. Aug 31, 2013 #817 of 3265
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    That is because you used tools to copy the content of your origional drive to the larger drive - all the settings came along for the ride.

    Now you just slap a new drive in the TiVo and it takes care of the formatting for you - but has now way a preserving either your content or settings.

    A member is looking to expand the tools to handle the copy proces for the Roamio line - but even he admits it won't be used very often.

    But for those that want to easily maintain an existing library during an upgrade, it will be a huge benifit.
     
  18. Aug 31, 2013 #818 of 3265
    bunjicat

    bunjicat New Member

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    I have upgraded a base Roamio with a 1tb seagate 7200 rpm drive I had laying around. Works great. For those who have upgraded the base Roamio, is the case (above where the drive is located) warm to the touch? Just want to get a baseline for heat and this drive.

    Thanks
     
  19. Aug 31, 2013 #819 of 3265
    consumedsoul

    consumedsoul Member

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    Slightly warm but seems pretty normal for a drive that's right under the casing.
     
  20. Aug 31, 2013 #820 of 3265
    bunjicat

    bunjicat New Member

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    Thats what I wanted to hear. Do you have stock drive or something else?
     

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