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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.
Does such an image even exist ?
Does the JMFS CD now work on the THD so that it can be supersized to 317 hours.
WD20EARS on sale at Dell.com for $69.95 after $20 mail in rebate with free shipping.
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Thanks for that. It's truly amazing how cheap these are getting! I just hope they aren't employing six-year olds to build them so they can make sort of profit. Sheesh!
looking for some help trying to use wdidle3 but it keeps telling me that kernal not found? can anybody help
Your drive (WD only) must be connected directly (no USB ports) just the SATA port and you must boot into Dos or equivalent (no Windows). Then run wdidle3 /d and all should work.
thanks i figured it out.
Comer, you are the man. 7h of disk check (I don't watch what I put in my body but my TiVo... that is a different story) and 6h of upgrade later I now too have a Premiere with 2TB (317h HD) disk. Everything checked out fine. Too bad we can't use a 3TB or bigger disk.
I have done upgrades to my various TiVos more than 20 times in the past decade but none of them were as easy as this one. Thanks (donation on the way). I hope a lot of people are sending you contributions. You well deserve it!
Do I need to disable intellipark on a WD20EVDS?
Maybe. If it was manufactured after 09/15/10 probably not, but there's no way of knowing unless you perform the upgrade, see if it boots up and if it boots up if it will reboot from a menu restart. If it fails you'll need to follow the directions to run wdidle3.exe which can be found on the original Drive Upgrade FAQ:
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=5616160#post5616160 (Section IV, #29)
I admire your stamina for answering all our questions over the years.
eta; looks like wdidle for me as the date is 09.10.10...
Problem with my setup. Wondering if someone can help.
I took a virgin 320 GB drive from a premiere unit, and a new 2TB and connected them to the sata bus in my system. (running nvidia sata chipset). Booted the system from the JMFS disk. After it did the scan for TiVo drives, it reported that none were present. I did a DIR command under root@/dev/disk/by-id, and I can see the 2TB drive as well as the 320GB (TiVo) drive. JMFS just won't spot the TiVo drive.
If you have the patience you could try upgrading without it. IIRC some of the folks with A/V drives (like the EVDS series) reported not having to tweak the Intellipark setting on drives manufactured as far back as March. Worst case you'd have to pull the drive back out and run it (doesn't affect the data).
Will do & report back. I've got to pull apart my entertainment area, reorganize it, do severe cable management & some cabinet mod's. It's gonna be a while, in other words.
Understood. Been there, done that...heck, who am I kidding...always doing that! What ever happened to "everything will be wireless soon" anyway?
Thanks for the great, and easiest ever tool. The problem I noted earlier was due to a Vitamin D deficiency that was caused by my head being shoved far into a place that the sun never shines. Got that all squared away, and everything is good.
There will be a little something extra in your PayPal account today, I hope it gets you into that Lear Jet you've been eying.
So, now that I have a shiny new Premiere with gobs of storage, I am faced with another dilemma. I am going to retire (sell) my upgraded lifetime TiVo HD, but I would love to get the programs (plenty of which are copy protected cable channel content, copy protection courtesy of Time Warner Cable) off the HD and onto the Premiere. MRV won't cut it because of the copy protection. Anyone have a slick step by step to do that in Linux? I'm sure it has to be more than just moving the contents of a partition over. If someone has a clue, I'd love to hear. The destination drive is freshly upgraded, expanded and Supersized with no programming content whatsoever.
Unfortunately, there's no way to do it if the shows are copy-protected. You can hack the TiVo to disable copy-protection for future recordings, but AFAIK there's no way to remove it from past recordings. They're stuck on the TiVo they were recorded on.
David is correct (as usual) so you'll need to watch your recordings "as is" and then sell your TiVo HD.
Congrats on the upgrade!