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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.
I replied in your Help forum post.
I have a TCD746320 and the hard drive went bad. I'm hoping to format a new drive for replacement, but can't find an image file? Help would be appreciated.
I got a new 2 TB hard drive to replace a dead original hard drive. I put an image on it and, not understanding the way the universe works, applied supersize to it and not expand. It all works well in my resurrected premiere, but only has a capacity of an original 320 GB drive. The instructions at the head of this thread explicitly say run expand before supersize, and I didn't really snap to that before I ran just supersize. I'm going to try it anyway if I don't get a reply to this before I get a chance to do the job (because I know how to recover if it doesn't go well) but will running expand after supersize screw anything up? And will then running supersize after expand screw anything up?
You should be fine. AFAIK, the only thing that might happen is that you cannot reverse the supersize. Although if I recall, that option is not present in JMFS.
I have also have TCD746320 and the hard drive went bad. Would it be possible to get an image so I can replace the hard drive? Thank you.
I have a TCD746320 and I need some guidance. A few years ago I upgraded the drive from 320 GB to 1 TB using JMFS Live CD Ver 1.04. Everything worked fine for years, but I think the 1 TB drive is now starting to fail. Can I use the JMFS CD to copy a 1 TB to another 2TB or should I be using some other software like MFS tools.
Thanks for the help.
I'd use MFSTools 3.2 It will copy your existing drive to a new 2TB drive and keep the standard "two pair" MFS drive layout, ensuring future expansion with an external drive.
No, most people here will recommend to not use Purple drives despite NewEgg indicating they are the replacement for the older AV-GP drives. WD Red drives are the most recommended drive line now.
I apologize in advance (I really didn't want to read all 143 pages, only read the last 4 or 5). I've replaced/upgraded many Tivo drives in the past. Last time was with the Series 3 units with WinMFS tools.
I find myself with a Premiere XL 4 (2 TB drive I believe) with lifetime service and I suspect the drive is starting to go bad (randomly reboots more often than it should since there's not a software update lately).
I want to replace (not upgrade) the hard drive, so it seems that the WD "red" series 5400 rpm would be sufficient. 2 TB (same size, I don't need bigger). I am using a cable card. I *do* want to transfer the shows over.
In the past, I think I'd just copy over via WinMFS tools (I have the other equipment such as pc's and external SATA connectors and all that jazz).
But seems that software doesn't work anymore on Premieres? So I'll need to use the new MFS tools? Since I'm doing a strict clone/copy, I shouldn't have to re-pair the cable card (going in same unit as the original), correct?
Have I missed anything?
Since you are doing a direct clone, I would use a dual drive dock that is a drive duplicator. That way you do not have to fool with any program and/or computer issues.
Oh, I did not know that the duplicators would work with Tivo drives. Good to know.