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MFS Reformatter (mfsr)

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ggieseke, May 10, 2015.

  1. Oct 8, 2016 #801 of 872
    krkaufman

    krkaufman Well-Known Member

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    Dear ggieseke, does this 1.0.0.4 version for 8TB drives (or some earlier version) override or resolve your concern expressed in post #230:
    I ordered an 8TB drive seeing MFSr was capable of handling them, but just stumbled across this older post and am now wondering if the caution is still applicable.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
     
  2. Oct 8, 2016 #802 of 872
    krkaufman

    krkaufman Well-Known Member

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    I've been informed the answer is ~yes, concerns resolved.~ Thanks!
     
  3. Oct 8, 2016 #803 of 872
    ggieseke

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    Yes it does. You still have to have at least one MFS app partition and none of the four MFS partitions can exceed 2TB, but I figured out how to shoehorn a media zone into an oversized app partition.

    There's still only one 8TB drive that I would recommend: the WD80EFZX Red.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2016 #804 of 872
    krkaufman

    krkaufman Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, for the response *and* the product.


    Phew!
     
  5. locksmythe

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    My 6 TB MFSR formatted drive has started making noise, which I assume means potential failure is imminent. Is there a means of making a duplicate before it fails? MFS Tools could only do up to 4TB?
     
  6. dougdingle

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    Use a cloning dock. I use the Mediasonic HUD1-SU3, which supports drives up to 8TB, and clones my 3TB Roamio drive in about 7.5 hours.

    What it doesn't seem able to do is clone smaller drives. I have been unable to make it work on 128GB SSD drives, for example.
     
  7. locksmythe

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    Does a roamio care what drive it is? Okay to clone the WD Green to WD Red, since the green is no longer in production?
     
  8. dougdingle

    dougdingle HD Tech

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    Yep. No problem at all. The Roamio loves the greens and the reds. I have both.
     
  9. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    You could just do a bit for bit copy to a drive the same size or larger, correct?
     
  10. locksmythe

    locksmythe New Member

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    There is no way to expand to fill an 8 TB drive, though, so I should just clone directly to another 6 TB?
     
  11. dougdingle

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    Yes. The good news is if you boot to Linux and do a DD_repair type copy, you can copy and not have to deal with stalling due to bad sectors, which will be ignored after an attempt to recover them.

    The bad news is that if the bad sectors are in the area of the disk that defines its structure, you could spend many hours copying a drive that resulted in a bootable drive with no shows on the new one.

    The other bad news is that it takes a LOT longer to use software to clone a drive than a dock takes. At least here it does. A LOT longer. My dock will clone a 3TB drive in 7.5 hours, and it took almost twice that long when connected to a computer and going through an OS.
     
  12. dougdingle

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    No way to do so currently that I know of, so cloning to a 6TB from a 6TB seems a good solution.
     
  13. Menarion

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    Drive went bad on my Roamio this week. Utilized your program to get a working 6TB drive. Worked very well. Sent a donation as well. Great work on this!
     
  14. Nov 1, 2016 #814 of 872
    byonik

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    PSA: I successfully upgraded a Roamio Plus to an 8TB WD80EZZX that was pulled from a WD 8TB MyBook. So far, so good. Recording capacity is showing 1281 HD hours now.

    The WD80EZZX is supposedly an HGST He8 "HelioSeal" drive running at 5400 with TLER disabled. I have also seen a some reports indicating the 8TB WD Red is also an HGST He8, but with TLER enabled and spinning at 7200. I've always had good luck with HGST drives, so hopefully this one keeps the streak alive.
     
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  15. Nov 1, 2016 #815 of 872
    ThAbtO

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    I believe that the report you saw is for the WD Red Pro line.
     
  16. Nov 2, 2016 #816 of 872
    byonik

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    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Zonker007

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  19. dmark1867

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    Was this program ever updated?
    I am so lost, not sure what to use - jmfs, MFSTools 3.2, etc

    I have a tivo premier 320gb drive, never been upgraded, running software 20.6.1a.RC10
    I would like to preserve all settings and I have new a wd red 3tb drive

    I was thinking i could use mfstools 3.2

    the more i read the more i get confused.

    can you toss me the right direction
     
  20. jmbach

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    Go here for a start.
     
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