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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. Jan 8, 2011 #441 of 2843
    richsadams

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    It is confusing. That specific reference was for 2009. WD changed the firmware along about 09/15/10 so most drives manufactured after that date no longer require the Intellipark setting to be adjusted...some earlier and a few still needed it adjusted with dates shortly after that so it's still a bit of a crap shoot. I'll see if I can't scare up bkdtv to see if he'll update that portion of the post though.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2011 #442 of 2843
    alyssa

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    I successfully did a soft restart of my newly upgraded EDVS. It's manufacture date is Sept 10, 2010. I did not use wdidle3.

    Richard, thanks for suggesting trying the drive without using wdidle3.exe.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2011 #443 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Sweet! Enjoy your "new" TiVo!
     
  4. Jan 8, 2011 #444 of 2843
    shaggy2002

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    Alyssa,

    Did you supersize yours? I am trying to determine if there are any cons on supersizing. I am thinking about not supersizing for now and trying later. Anyone have thoughts/ideas?

    I currently have mine copying. 18 GB of 320 GB are copied.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2011 #445 of 2843
    alyssa

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    I can't think of a reason to not supersize. I think it adds about 30 GBs more space.

    I would try the drive & see if it'll do a soft reboot before using wdidle.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2011 #446 of 2843
    richsadams

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    There's no downside to supersizing. It simply recovers a small amount of space reserved for TiVoClips.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2011 #447 of 2843
    shaggy2002

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    Upgraded to 2 TB is done. That was way easier than when I upgraded my Tivo HD. I did the supersize option and did not use widdle. I restarted tivo through menu and everything booted back up fine.

    Thanks to COMER for his software, and Rich and Alyssa for their advice!
     
  8. Jan 9, 2011 #448 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Excellent! IIRC your drive was manufactured Sept 11th? If not let me know. Otherwise enjoy all of that new real estate! :)
     
  9. Jan 9, 2011 #449 of 2843
    SMWinnie

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    [Epilogue]

    Let's see. Popped the original 320GB drive in the box and we were back up and running as soon as the Premiere could get current program data. (Interestingly, I think TiVo Central Online even automagically repopulated my kids' Season Pass list. There are some Season Passes on there that they asked for after I shelved the original drive.)

    Running WD Data LifeGuard gave the following result:
    Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
    Model Number: WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0
    Unit Serial Number: WD-WMAZAnnnnnnn
    Firmware Number: 51.0AB51
    Capacity: 2000.40 GB
    SMART Status: PASS
    Test Result: FAIL
    Test Error Code: 08-Too many bad sectors detected.
    Test Time: 08:40:12, January 09, 2011​
    Now, I'm a casual user but that sure smells like a bad drive to me. RMA time.

    [Stan]
    1. I left the original drive in the Premiere until after Comcast showed up to pair the CableCard. This was a lifesaver - if I had not done that, I would be facing a drive replacement and a truck roll. Noting that Comer's method requires copying the whole 320GB drive regardless of whether the drive is empty or full of shows, and noting that there's no truncated backup file available, there's really no reason not to have a 320GB drive with Comcast's pairing info sitting on a dark shelf.
    2. What I failed to do was run the low-level drive check before comerizing it and dropping it in the TiVo. If this had been the grownups' TiVo, then I would be dealing with a bunch of lost hard-to-replace shows and the loss of at least six marital harmony points. (As it stands, the kids' five-episode buffer of Cartoon Network shows will get rebuilt in a week or so.) The replacement drive will get run through the WD Data LifeGuard extensive test before comerizing.
    [/Stan]

    [/Epilogue]
     
  10. Jan 9, 2011 #450 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Nice recap Stan. Cartman could learn a few things from you! :up:

    Enjoy!
     
  11. Jan 9, 2011 #451 of 2843
    shaggy2002

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    Rich,

    my drive was manufactured Sept 10, 2010.
     
  12. Jan 9, 2011 #452 of 2843
    alyssa

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    Having the original drive with the cable card info is huge! I've got all 3 of mine labeled & stored just in case.
     
  13. Jan 9, 2011 #453 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Thanks for that...good to know.

    Very sound advice.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2011 #454 of 2843
    JavaJoe_2

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    I have a New/Used Premier (eBay $94, hopefully going to be lifetime) and a New Premier XL(with Lifetime).
    I bought the Samsung SpinMaster 2T for the XL upgrade. I plan to install the XL HD in the Premier. Do I need to reimage the HD out of the XL to install in the Premier?? Or can I just install it and be good to go. For $87 I might just get another SpinMaster for the Premier.
    My original plan was: New Samsung (imaged) goes in the XL, old XL HD (1T?) goes to the Premier, the Premier HD (320g??) goes in my Pioneer 57H series2 LifeTime (I bought the Weaknee's SATA to IDE kit). And then sell the Pioneer (with the old drive and new drive) to help offset my new TiVo's.
    Ya think I got the itch?? It's this forum's fault.:)
    Thanks in advance for your help!
    PS: I watched the TiVo Upgrade YouTube Video's!! They Rock! I just wish my old computers had SATA connectors.
    PPS: As of now I have not installed cable cards in either unit...a deciding factor.
     
  15. Jan 10, 2011 #455 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Welcome to the forum. Unfortunately you can only swap drives between identical TiVo's, Premiere to Premiere or Premiere XL to Premiere XL for example as their images are different. At this time there is no way to create a truncated backup of a Premiere/Premiere XL drive either.

    If it were me I'd just upgrade both to 2TB and be done with it. I would also get them both set up with cable cards, etc. prior to upgrading and keep the original drives on the shelf. That way if an upgraded drive goes south you'll always have a drive you can both use to get back up and running immediately as well as to use to upgrade another drive.

    FWIW all of the TiVo upgrade videos I've watched to date either have missing information or minor to major mistakes in them. Follow Comer's steps in the first post and you'll be good to go.

    Happy upgrading!
     
  16. Jan 10, 2011 #456 of 2843
    alyssa

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    I just contributed to Comer's beer fund & noticed the paypal page came up in Canadian dollars. Not a major thing because the exchange rate is close to the same but disconcerting.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2011 #457 of 2843
    tinkererguy

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    14.7 showed up on my Premiere at 5am yesterday, Sunday Jan 9th, but my TiVo unfortunately rebooted for a mysterious reason when recording 2 shows at 9:30pm that same day, then saw it was applying this 14.7 update at that time.

    The good news though is that it finished in about 40 minutes, with the bluetooth dongle (slider remote receiver) still plugged in, so apparently they've fixed that problem. Tried 2 more manual reboots a couple hours later, no problem again.

    Now my fingers are crossed that stability is better (after I cleared up the bluetooth issue, I've only had 3 unexplained reboot incidents in the 2 months I've had the Premiere, which is somewhat tolerable). I won't say the HD UI is much faster, if at all though, this is just an incremental upgrade.

    At least the SD UI is still snappy though, as it always has been, and the slider remote keyboard still works in SD mode. The SD UI is still much faster than TiVo S3 SD UI. So the "wife acceptance factor" is still kind of OK, and will remain so, assuming it becomes more stable than is has been.
     
  18. Jan 10, 2011 #458 of 2843
    tinkererguy

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    In other words, as we suspected, this bluetooth dongle (slider remote receiver) issue likely never had anything to do with comer's upgrade procedure which copies everything, although I never did hear for sure if somebody tested non-upgraded TiVo Premiers for the same hang on power up issue with the 14.6 code, but it just doesn't matter much at all anymore as we're all moving to 14.7 soon likely anyway.

    Thanks again comer for a great CD!
     
  19. Jan 11, 2011 #459 of 2843
    Bai Shen

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    The mirror link in the first post doesn't work.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2011 #460 of 2843
    lessd

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