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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. Apr 27, 2011 #861 of 2843
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Cox Cable...
    This! +1. Hopefully, the weaknees "fix" will lead to a way to do it with one internal drive (provided that JMFS, or a future update, will allow me to transfer everything, and then expand beyond the original expansion).

    Only TiVo HDs, last I knew of. Even then, all of them need to be modded, or problems arise when trying to transfer between modded and non-modded. I only have one active TiVo HD at this time, anyway. I'm not up-to-date enough on the subject to even guess if there could be transfers between HDs and Premieres when mods get thrown in.

    Since the Premiere is still in its infancy, and will likely require many updates to be what it should have been at launch, I shudder at the thought of modding them, even if that is now possible. Since they are all lifetime subs, I don't want to lose my investment with the slip of a soldering iron, or with a TiVo software update.

    I'm aware of the deal. I'm always searching the giant database known as the world-wide-web.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2011 #862 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Series3's as well.

    BIG +1! :up:
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 #863 of 2843
    Techdem

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  4. Apr 27, 2011 #864 of 2843
    Techdem

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    AND the external sometimes drops, sometimes will record internally others it will freeze.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2011 #865 of 2843
    chucker

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    Anyone, is there another link to the jmfs software? I can't seem to get a reaction from the links in the first post. Thanks, Chuck
     
  6. Apr 28, 2011 #866 of 2843
    Stuxnet

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    The mediafire link works here.
     
  7. Apr 28, 2011 #867 of 2843
    chucker

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    You're right, internet explorer 9 to blame. Thanks for the confirmation.
     
  8. May 2, 2011 #868 of 2843
    akbungle

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    Sorry if I missed this but I just bought a TiVo Premiere from Ebay and they upgraded the hard drive to a 1TB. The problem is that when I booted it up it stuttered some at the "TiVo movie" and then periodically after that. So I popped the hood and found a Seagate 2.5 inch HDD barely hanging in the HDD carriage so I took that drive and did this upgrade then sent the drive back to the person(no more glitches). But now, finally, here is my problem: I made sure to "supersize" the drive but when I look at the settings screen it shows 150 hours recordable time and not the 236 I should have. Any thoughts on how I goofed this up?
    Thanks in advance for any and all help!
     
  9. May 2, 2011 #869 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    2TB = 317 hrs HD
    1.5TB =237 hrs or so HD
    1TB =150 hrs or so HD

    Since you really don't say what you used for a target drive.....
     
  10. May 2, 2011 #870 of 2843
    akbungle

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    Sorry I knew I missed something I did change to a 1.5TB drive and that's why I'm confused.
     
  11. May 3, 2011 #871 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    I think I know what happened, but not 100% sure. And I'd rather not speculate.

    Did you get the original stock drive with this TIVO? You could use that to copy and expand to the 1.5TB.

    My only other suggestion is to run JMFS against that drive and toggle the Supersize option again. That might give you 217 hrs or so HD. Supersize is just a bit stored on the hard drive.

    If the latter does nothing....
     
  12. May 3, 2011 #872 of 2843
    akbungle

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    Yeah I was wondering the same thing. He did not give me the original drive so maybe it just mirrored the previous drive which limited me to the 150 hours.

    I have ordered a TiVo Premiere directly from TiVo doing an upgrade from my TiVo HD so I'm thinking I'll just take that drive and make both of my larger drives from that original one. In that case I'll also know that I'll have a good, solid image on the first one as well (since it has glitched once or twice but I assumed that was just a tuner signal thing but this way I can be more confident.)

    There should be no issue making two copies from the one drive to serve two different TiVos, right?
     
  13. May 3, 2011 #873 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    I have no personal experience doing that, but I know I've seen messages where people have done that.

    You'd want to do this before you run setup on the new TP.

    If it was me, I'd do a copy only from the 320G to another 320G or larger and mark that as the source drive for the Ebay TP. Then use that drive in the Ebay TP and run setup from there. If you are going to use cable cards, pair them. Then use that for the copy and expand and supersize.

    Another thing to think about is upgrading them to a 2TB drive. The 320G takes 2-3 hrs to copy. The 1TB takes 8-9 hrs and a 1.5TB would take 12-13 hrs.
     
  14. May 3, 2011 #874 of 2843
    akbungle

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    Wow I just noticed in your last post that I think I must have missed a step. I believe I did just the copy and supersize steps and missed the expand part which would make total sense since the HDD I copied from was a 1TB drive.
    Hopefully the other idea to make two copies from the one drive works otherwise I'll be using a 1.5TB drive but only getting the benefit of 1TB.
    Oh and I think for this other drive I'll be using a 2TB drive but I got the 1.5TB because it was a good price on Amazon last week.

    Thanks for all your help and ideas!!
     
  15. May 4, 2011 #875 of 2843
    hhickman

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    Well, I finally finished reading through this thread.

    I'll be taking the leap and Upgrading my 3 Tivo P to 2TB drives.
     
  16. May 4, 2011 #876 of 2843
    Stuxnet

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    I found it helpful to view the video on upgrading the Premiere. You can access the first part here. Have fun!
     
  17. May 5, 2011 #877 of 2843
    akbungle

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    Now I'm really confused I checked my "system Information" screen under recording capacity and it shows: up to 156 HD hours but then under my "recording quality" screen it shows 230 hours, 23 min for best quality so what is the deal on that one?
     
  18. May 5, 2011 #878 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    "Note: This setting has no effect on recordings from digital channels."


    In other words..... those numbers mean nothing to HD recordings.....
     
  19. May 7, 2011 #879 of 2843
    bd3521

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    So for the Premiere, the WD10EVDS is preferable over the WD10EARS?
     
  20. May 7, 2011 #880 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Only if you don't want to take the time to adjust the AAM on the WD10EARS.
     

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