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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by rcobourn, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    Regarding the power supplies and image swapping:

    The power supplies in TCD130 and TCD140 are interchangeable.

    The power supplies in TCD230 and TCD240 are interchangeable. You can also use these in TCD540, but I wouldn't use a power supply from a TCD540 in a TCD230/240. The TCD540 power supply is weak, especially if you are trying to power 2 hard drives. The same is true for the power supply in a Humax T800 or a T2500. The supply is weak, but you can use a supply from a TCD230/240 in the Humax.

    I can also confirm that:
    The images for a TCD140 and a TCD240 are interchangeable.
    The images for a TCD130 and a TCD230 are interchangeable.
    The images for a TCD130 and a TCD140 are NOT interchangeable.
    The images for a TCD230 and a TCD240 are NOT interchangeable.
    I've tried all of these scenarios.

    Hope that helps someone out there.

    robomeister
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Did you have to go with a paid DB account to accomodate really big files, or just a large number of files?

    What kind of money are we talking to keep it going for a year?
     
  3. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    What does a paid dropbox account cost? I haven't had the need for DvrBARS with the TCD746320 I got for my parents, but it's nice to know the software and images are out there if I need them.
     
  4. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    The DB account is 100GB for $100/year. I'm using a bit over 6GB right now.
     
  5. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Thanks. I just figured out I needed to actually download and run DvrBARS to donate. :eek: Donation sent and please keep up the great work (it _is_ appreciated)! :up:
     
  6. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    You just broke the break-even point on donations, so that Dropbox account will continue for at least another year. Many thanks!
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Seems like overkill, since I've got 6.75GB with just a free account.

    Of course that includes the extra free space I've gotten from the few people who've also gotten free space by signing up in the way that gets me credit for bringing them to DropBox.

    But that's why I don't have a paid account, because the only choices they offer are small and free or way more space than I need for way more than I want to spend, with nothing in between.

    Maybe the accounting expense means they can't make any money by offering anything in the $5 to $50 dollar per year range, otherwise it seems they're missing an opportunity.

    Is the only way to donate to actually run DvrBARS?

    (which I haven't yet needed due to not messing with anything newer than S3s so far)
     
  8. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Don't you automatically get 15 GPS free with copy.com? Or is there a difference how these services work?

    I also really like how BitTorrentSync works. That's a local solution that was really easy to setup.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I've only used SendSpace and DropBox.

    I don't remember what the space limitation was on a free SendSpace account, but files would "age off" if no one downloaded them after a certain length of time, so I'd have to upload the same TiVo image file again if someone needed it.

    DropBox doesn't do that.

    I'm getting my money's worth and then some out of my free DropBox account.
     
  10. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    Yeah, it's overkill but I've looked at several sites and settled on Dropbox because I can give someone a link and they don't get buried in BS. Try finding a clean copy of the Ultimate Boot CD without getting sidetracked 80 times and you'll know what I mean. I didn't want to make it an excercise in web savvy just to get a Premiere image but I wish they had a smaller plan.

    One of the folks that sent me some early Roamio images used drop.com and it looked just like Dropbox but they had 10GB for free (if memory serves). It could be a Romanian hacker site for all I know, but it looked promising.

    I haven't really investigated other options since April 2014 was my deadline. Sbourgeo's donation pushed it past the break-even point today so it's not an issue for another year. Many, many thanks to Stephen and to all who donated previously.

    P.S. Don't tell jmbach, who has been trying to get me to edit my first DvrBARS post since the day I made it. Somehow adding a Donate button to a post on this forum has eluded me. :eek:
     
  11. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I have not been a regular in this thread. It looks like people are helping each other out with storing various images and sharing the links.

    I am certainly able to assist with that in some way if needed.
     
  12. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Glad to help. Just try to remember that when I come crying for a TCD746320 image. :p
     
  13. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's amazing since it would seem to indicate very few people that are using it are donating (or the donations are very small). I donated $20 and I didn't even need to use it.

    I thought it was a great piece of work and went ahead and captured truncated backups of the original hard disks for our 3 TiVo's even though I have those with WinMFS and I have the original disks (you can't have too many backups right?).

    Please support the folks that spend their time providing software and solutions for our TiVo's folks!

    Scott
     
  14. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    Here! Here! And ggieseke, I told you so. ;-D
     
  15. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    That is a good idea. ggieseke, I also think it would be a good idea to pass the hat around in the DvrBARS thread when you're getting close to your paid dropbox account expiration date.
     
  16. morrowx2

    morrowx2 New Member

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    New to this post. Looking for an image for a TCD649180. My original drive failed and the backup I was able to pull off of it has problems. Thanks for any help.
     
  17. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    These are for the TCD649080, which uses an 80GB hard drive, rather than the 160GB drive used by the TCD649180, but will work just fine on any drive that will work in a 649 and which has an LBA number of at least

    156301488

    After restoring, run

    mfsinfo

    and make sure everything looks okay, and then run

    mfsadd

    to expand into whatever extra space is on the drive you've chosen to use.


    For use with the MFS Live cd v1.4:


    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/649cGS.bak


    For use with WinMFS:


    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/649cGS.tbk
     
  18. jobedo

    jobedo New Member

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    Please, can anyone help me with an image for a Premiere 746320 ? I bought one off of Craigslist and I got all the way to the last reset and got the S03 error .
    Thanks Joe
     
  19. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    The S03 error is not a drive error. It is an issue with the data it downloaded. Try connecting to Tivo service again.
     
  20. jobedo

    jobedo New Member

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    Done that 15-20 times ,didn't help. Ran KS 52 ,54, 57, and 58, didn't help. The HD test didn't return any errors on a 3 hr test but there isn't much left I can do .
    Thanks Joe
     

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