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My THR22 is dying - advice needed

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by elmofongo, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. elmofongo

    elmofongo New Member

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    I have two THR22. One of them has a 2TB internal drive that I had installed (swapped the original) almost 2 years ago.

    It just started freezing and crashing. It's usually fine for about 30 minutes after a power cycle.

    I'm thinking of replacing the 2TB drive and hope it's not the motherboard that's dying.

    Here's my question:

    Is it true that I can use Gparted to copy the content of my old 2TB drive to the new one?

    I saw the instructions on another forum but it might be for HRxx DVR's only.

    Thanks

    -Adrian
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    You should be able to just use dd to do a copy. The THR22 disk structure is this weird combination of traditional TiVo and HRxx. I never got gparted to even recognize my THR22 disk, which is weird.
     
  3. elmofongo

    elmofongo New Member

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    Hi Steve,

    Can you point me to some instructions for the copy procedure?
    I did go through this before but it was for a SD DirecTivo. Not sure it applies to the THR22.

    Thanks

    -Adrian
     
  4. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Just the use of dd would be the same as for an older TiVo. Just don't expect to use any of the MFS tools.
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Probably better to wrap paper toweling around the drive going bad, stick it in the freezer overnight, and use

    dd_rescue

    instead of

    dd

    and if necessary adjust the options for a maximum of 512 bytes and a minimum of one, and maybe even use the -r option if copying to another disk of exactly the same capacity, and have a fan blowing on the problem disk.
     

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