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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. Feb 5, 2011 #641 of 2843
    richsadams

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    It does sound like you'll need to adjust the Intellipark timeout. More in Section IV, #29 here:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=5616160#post5616160

    My recommendation is to set the timeout to 300 seconds (5 minutes). The setting is "/s300" (without the quotes).

    I've only used the DOS boot disk, but I'm sure if you download the Windows version it should work.

    Let us know what the manufacture date is and how things go. TIA!
     
  2. Feb 5, 2011 #642 of 2843
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I have made it a point to turn my CAPS LOCK on when using wdidle3.exe. In doing so, I have /D (Disabled) the Idle Timer, with no ill effects. I did read somewhere that it is case sensitive.

    People need to also be aware that there are multiple versions floating around out there. I've been using v1.05, and always check for a newer version, direct from WD, before proceeding.

    I have done this with drives manufactured last year, as well as the year before that, and a couple manufactured recently.

    Best of luck to all.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2011 #643 of 2843
    wireless200

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    Well it successfully menu rebooted twice this morning. Don't know what happened yesterday because I let it sit for a long time twice. Maybe like yours it just had a lot of housekeeping to do. I dunno but I'll try again and meanwhile probably order another one for my other TP. Thanks for the help.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2011 #644 of 2843
    BL535

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    Thank you Comer for your software and detailed instructions. It was reassuring when your software recognizes the original TIVO disk and the new disk and walks you through the process.:up:
     
  5. Feb 5, 2011 #645 of 2843
    Fofer

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    Success! Took a long time for the copy... almost 12 hours or so, I did it on an old Windows laptop, via USB... but I now have 317 hours of HD goodness on my new (iPad empowered) TiVo Premiere! I'm a happy camper. I soft rebooted, and all seems well. (My 2TB drive had an October 15 manufacturer date.) I just used the online Season Pass Manager to transfer over my season passes. Now to let it start gathering content, and it'll be the primary DVR in my house.

    I've been going through the old shows on my 750 GB Series 3 TiVo, and will probably end up selling it off soon.

    Thanks SO much to comer for making this tool -- I've upgraded TiVo's in the past, but this tool was just so much easier (and more straightforward) than any one has ever been in the past. It rocks!

    And thanks too goes out to richsadams, for being a real beacon of support and encouragement. Your help and patience is appreciated!
     
  6. Feb 5, 2011 #646 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Excellent to hear all of the success stories! S/b a great weekend for a lot of folks.

    BTW, don't forget to donate to Comer's charity beer fund (link on the original post).

    Enjoy!
     
  7. Feb 5, 2011 #647 of 2843
    BigT4187

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    Greetings all! I am reading my way through all the posts in this thread and can't wait to try this on my TiVo Premiere! I have a few questions to jump start me as I read through all the posts.

    1 - Is this drive still a good choice? (http://amzn.to/gYeyhx)

    2 - Will I need to tweak the hard drive with the "wdidle.exe" or "hddscan" tools?

    3 - What size torx driver do I need to perform the surgery? Torx 10?

    4 - The newest version of the software will "supersize" the drive, right?

    5 - Will all my settings, cable card pairings, Season Passes, ratings, wishlists and recordings copy over?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  8. Feb 5, 2011 #648 of 2843
    MikeAndrews

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    I finally got my round tuit! I had gotten to the point that my Premiere was telling me that it wouldn't record anything new because it wouldn't have any space.

    I tried using my dual SATA dock on my original Intel Macbook Pro. It took some reasearch to get it to boot from CD. (Hold down the C key at boot, and the keyboard has to connect directly - not through a hub.)

    If only I had read this far before I ran into:

    The symptoms I had were it would say "cannot enumerate USB hub." It would see the original Tivo drive but once I connected the new drive, JMFS copy complained that the TiVo disk was not readable.

    I tried using an old, non-hard-drive-bootable Dell laptop. Same symptoms.

    Being Mr. hard drives, I looked around and tore apart my fairly newly built USB - SATA DVD burner.

    With each disk dock plugged into each USB port it worked! The copy took about 5 hours at 14-15Kbps. I went right through to SuperSize.

    I was so confident on not getting any errors I even installed the disk and put in all of the screws in the Premiere enclosure. Man that first boot takes a long time. I think I lost a few more hairs.

    Success!

    THANKS Artem!

    Is it sad that getting 327 HD hours seems to be not tenuf? My first jolly geek moment was going to the HD UI and seeing that what was the 99% totally full disk is now at 14% used. :D

    Notes: I have a Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS 2 TB "Green" "AV drive." It didn't need any firmware changes. I note that the original 320GB TiVo OEM drive is also a WD Green Drive.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2011 #649 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Well...let's see here...

    1. A fine choice...it's working for me and plenty of other folks here.

    2. If the drive was manufactured prior to 09/15/10 you may may need to adjust the Intellipark timeout setting. FWIW I bought the same drive from Amazon about a month ago and the one I received was manufactured on 10/14/10 and did not require the adjustment. You may want to run HDDScan to adjust the AAM to 128 to match the A/V drive acoustics.

    3. 10

    4. Yes, on a TiVo Premiere or Premiere XL.

    5. Yes...jmfs performs a direct data copy so everything remains intact.

    Happy upgrading!
     
  10. Feb 5, 2011 #650 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Congrats!

    P.S. That first boot is a bit of a nail biter! :eek: Life is good now though eh? :D
     
  11. Feb 5, 2011 #651 of 2843
    Donni

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    Don't forget Torx 15, you need it to open the hard drive bracket
     
  12. Feb 5, 2011 #652 of 2843
    Fofer

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    Congrats, netringer!

    Pretty sure mine reported 317, and I supersized.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2011 #653 of 2843
    richsadams

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    You are correct sir.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2011 #654 of 2843
    wireless200

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    My 10 worked ok on the HD bracket.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2011 #655 of 2843
    Gregor

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    10 worked fine for me as well. Just be careful not to strip the head.
     
  16. Feb 6, 2011 #656 of 2843
    richsadams

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    TiVo stopped using Torx 15 on Series3's. AFAIK all screws are now Torx 10, case, bracket, drive, everything.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2011 #657 of 2843
    lessd

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    All the TPs I have worked on have T15 on the drive bracket, and i never saw a T10 on a TiVo-HD drive bracket, worked on one made in Nov of 2009 and it had a T15 on the drive bracket. You can make a T10 work if the T15 screw is not too tight.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2011 #658 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Hmmm...I've upgrade a my own Premiere XL (pre-ordered at introduction) and a Premiere (purchased last month)...both only used Torx 10's. Our TiVo HD had all Torx 10's as well.

    Must be some different builds out there. If that's the case having a Torx 15 handy would be a good idea...can't hurt.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2011 #659 of 2843
    ThreeSoFar

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    Agreed...T15 still in use on the drive bracket itself (where it connects to the drive, not the motherboard).
     
  20. Feb 6, 2011 #660 of 2843
    generaltso

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    I ordered a Premiere XL from Woot yesterday, and I'd like to add as much drive space as possible. After reading this thread, it appears that 2TB is the max total size regardless of whether the box is a standard Premiere or XL. But I did see one post near the beginning that said the barrier is 2TB plus the original drive size. Does that mean that it should be possible to get an XL to 3TB total size?

    Assuming I'm limited to 2TB total, I need to decide if I'm going to replace the internal drive with a 2TB or just add a 1TB DVR Expander drive. Replacing the internal avoids a second point of potential failure. But adding the external gives me the same 2TB of total storage while keeping the box in a 100% supported configuration.

    Are there other advantages or disadvantages to either solution that I'm missing?

    Thanks!
     

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