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Premiere Drive Upgrade Instructions - with all-in-one jmfs Live CD

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. riise317

    riise317 New Member

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    i just finished the process of using jmfs to upgrade my 320gb hd in my premiere 4. everything went very smoothly, took about 2.5 hours total to copy, expand and supersize. i put the hd back in the tivo and everything booted normally and showed the extra capacity as expected. i was browsing around a little and watching live tv then out of nowhere...GSOD.

    also, before running the copy i used the WD quick and extended tests which passed with no errors.

    should i just let the drive stay on and see what happens? maybe repeat the copy process?

    UPDATE: after 4 hours of GSOD it is now just boot looping to the welcome start up screen. I'm thinking I should pull the hd out and re-run the WD diagnostic tests again?

    any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks
     
  2. jmbach

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    I would run the WD diagnostics again. It wouldn't be the first time that a drive failed after installation.
     
  3. riise317

    riise317 New Member

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    thanks...running it now.

    if it passes, do I just try another copy or is some type of format recommended? maybe boot into Linux gparted and erase the partition?
     
  4. jmbach

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    Just redo the copy. It will overwrite anything currently on the drive.
     
  5. riise317

    riise317 New Member

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    well that was quick, the test stopped about 20 mins in with the message "too many errors found". back to amazon it goes.

    since it passed the first time and failed after, do you think it's worth it to do the tests next time? I kind of feel like it was a waste of 5 hours.

    is the WD20EURX still my best option or have people had better success with other drives?
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    The predecessor, the WD20EURS (3Gb/s, instead of 6, but still plenty fast for a TiVo) is probably the most successfully used 2TB upgrade drive so far, and up until you and the other guy, the X has seemed to be an acceptable replacement.
     
  7. d_bondi

    d_bondi New Member

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    riise317, I'm the other guy.....:(

    I had a WD20EURX that tested OK (both QUICK and EXTENDED), installed in the same Premiere unit you have and it worked OK for a day, then got stuck in a loop of trying to connect to TiVo service and update hung... It would communicate with other TiVos, the iPad App, KMTTG, but would never record a complete show, it always truncated them. (Technically, this was the 2nd WD20EURX, because the 1st one Amazon sent passed the QUICK test but failed the EXTENDED test.)

    I pulled the drive, and per unitron's coaching, re-ran the WD Diagnostics, and it failed both QUICK and EXTENDED tests. It was still in the 30 days for Amazon so I sent it back and they overnighted me a new one. That one tested good (both) and is currently in the Premiere. 2 Days and still OK. It has connected to TiVo Service and updated successfully several times.

    Cross your fingers for me.

    I also purchased a WD30EURX for my Roamio (yep Amazon). It tested good (both) and I will install it later this week. Just wanted to get the Roamio set up and functioning with the stock 500GB Seagate drive, give it a few days to make sure it is A-Okay, records with all 4 tuners, etc..... before "cracking it open".

    Good Luck !!!
     
  8. riise317

    riise317 New Member

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    good luck!!!

    i returned the WD20EURX to amazon and ordered a WD20EZRX. it just passed the quick test and i'm now running the extended. i also ran wdidle3.exe and disabled the timer. i'm hoping this drive works out because i could really use the space!

    side note: the reason i tried the EZRX is because Amazon kept listing the EURX as "OEM/Bulk". i'm sure the drives are new but i just wanted to make sure.

    i'll report back...thank for everyone's help
     
  9. neo_ny

    neo_ny New Member

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    I am receiving the same error you did when using the ultimate boot cd, were you able to fix it or did you do the diagnostics on windows? I got the 3TB for my roamio as well and need to run the tests. Also, how long did it take for the extended test to run on the 3TB? TIA
     
  10. riise317

    riise317 New Member

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    ok, so everything is up and running (thank god). i got my new WD20EZRX and ran both quick and extended test twice this time and both times it passed. i did have to run WDIDLE3.EXE to disable intellipark, i set it to 300.

    copied, extended and supersized...took about 2.5 hours. popped the unit back in and everything booted right up with the added space as expected. did a couple of connections to the tivo service and recorded on both tuners for about 2 hours straight, everything seems fine.

    now i can go enjoy my tivo instead of staring at the inside of it :)
     
  11. May 2, 2014 #2511 of 2843
    neo_ny

    neo_ny New Member

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    Can someone please confirm that the JMFS works with roamio? As I mentioned before UBCD wasn't able to recognize the WD drive to run diagnostics but I was able to run it from windows and the drive checked out ok. When I am trying to run JMFS, it doesn't recognize either my new drive or the stock drive I took off from Tivo.. running out of ideas of what to try .. any help will be appreciated .. thanks!
     
  12. May 2, 2014 #2512 of 2843
    jmbach

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    JMFS rev 104 will not work with the Series 5 TiVos
     
  13. May 2, 2014 #2513 of 2843
    neo_ny

    neo_ny New Member

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    Thanks for letting me know! Would you be able to recommend to me the best way I can transfer shows/setting from the stock hard drive to the new drive? TIA
     
  14. May 2, 2014 #2514 of 2843
    jmbach

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    If all you want to do is copy the drive, you can use any variant of dd. You can use DvrBARS to make a backup and restore it to another drive. You have to use the full backup option. Nothing at this time will expand the drive to use any extra space.
     
  15. May 2, 2014 #2515 of 2843
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    There is no method to do this for a Roamio. It's being worked on but no estimate on when it will be available.
     
  16. May 3, 2014 #2516 of 2843
    ggieseke

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    DvrBARS is limited to 2TB drives, even in the Full backup mode.
     
  17. May 3, 2014 #2517 of 2843
    neo_ny

    neo_ny New Member

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    Thanks for your input guys, appreciate it!
     
  18. jetcobra

    jetcobra New Member

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    I recently bought a new basic Premiere from TIVO for a very good deal and was able to transfer one of my TIVOHD lifetime services to it for free.

    I hooked it up, connected to FIOS and paired my MCARD and tried it out for a week. Today, I wanted to add a larger HDD, so I used a WD 3TB drive - it was the only one I have so I used it instead of a 2TB.

    I used JMFS version 104 and did the Copy, Expand and Supersize.

    When I got everything back up and running I checked the System Info. and it showed 430 HD hours - I was surprised - I thought that 317 HD hours was the limit, but I am happy to have the larger space. I will run it for a while now to make sure everything works okay, but I have already contacted TIVO and recorded programs.

    So, I guess you can use 3TB HDD's!
     
  19. jmbach

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    You can use up to a 4TB drive and get 640 HD hours but depending on the initial image, it might take a little partition rearranging first.
     
  20. Cybernut

    Cybernut New Member

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    You are not making full use of your 3TB currently - the full 3TB should yield 479 HD hours like here:

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    Steps to upgrade to full 3TB drive were developed by jmbach and can be found here -> http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=512153

    And as jmbach mentioned above, you can even upgrade to 4TB with a bit of work.
     

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