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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. T_RJ

    T_RJ New Member

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    yes drive is connected to MB.
    Three different pc's same results WDIDEL3 does not recognize the drive.
    jmfs works fine. Just find it odd that WDIDEL does not see the drive. I wonder if WD has changed the drive firmware.
    WDiags for dos does not recognize the drive either. MB bios sees the drive just fine.
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Are you running that WD stuff off of bootable cd's?
     
  3. T_RJ

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  4. unitron

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    Well, then, I've officially got the heebie jeebies about either that particular drive, or if they all are like that, that particular model.

    Have you tried to see what hdparm has to say about it?
     
  5. T_RJ

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    I will mess with it more tomorrow had enough for today
     
  6. Tivoitis

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    Just to be sure, since you've been typing it the same way ... you've really been typing WDIDLE3 and not WDIDEL3, right?
     
  7. unitron

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    If he mistyped (and I think it's supposed to be lowercase anyway, but I haven't run it in a while), he should have gotten a "command not found"-type error message.

    It's the failure of WD's own diagnostic software to be able to see the drive that I find the most concerning.
     
  8. T_RJ

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    Made a typo in my posts "widle3" is what I have been typing.
    It just does not work with this drive, wddiag boot disk doesn't work either.
    It works with other drives just not this one.
    The copied disk boots fine in my XL, soft reboots work as well no hung boots.
    So I don't know what the deal is with this model drive maybe it has a different firmware then previous versions of the same drive. This drive has a date code 11/2011.
     
  9. unitron

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    I hope that was another typo, you left out the first "d".:)

    As in Western Digital Idle3, or wdidle3.

    Took me a while to learn to spell it correctly myself.
     
  10. T_RJ

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    Details, Details........

    Just got my used premier ( Ebay $40.00 delivered ), seems to be in working order.
    Doing a clear and delete and will make a backup of the disk, upgrade to 1TB.
    Going to sell my unhacked HD 1TB.
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Have you read the $99 lifetime thread yet?
     
  12. T_RJ

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    I am on hold now, thanks for the info!
    I am going to bite the bullit for the 399.00 LT on the elite.
    And going to try and do both HD's for 99.00.
    I might sell the hacked one on Ebay as well.
     
  13. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Just remember, you don't get the $99 rate for cancelling, you get it for threatening to cancel.
     
  14. T_RJ

    T_RJ New Member

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    Yea, that is what I just told Brian.
     
  15. T_RJ

    T_RJ New Member

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    Ok both Hd's and the Elite for $597.00.
    It was costing me 456.00 per year for the month to month.
    This is a bargain!
     
  16. T_RJ

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    I wish Tivo would make a 2 Tivo glow remote.
    Actually 3 tivo would be even better!
    I may need to forgo the A B C D color keys and use my old 2 tivo remote.
     
  17. unitron

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    Yeah, the slide-switch more than one TiVo in the same room remote, and their "its own microprocessor on board" wireless G adapter are probably two of their best ideas in the history of the company.
     
  18. T_RJ

    T_RJ New Member

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    I bought a Logitech and it works with all 3 tivo's but I just always liked the Peanut.
     
  19. GoEagles

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    I have a early 2011 MacBook Pro. Could I use two USB SATA docking station to copy the original hard drive to a new WD green hard drive? I read earlier that the JMFS would not recognize a dual docking station. Could I boot the live CD, then copy and expand my system to a new 2TB drive?

    Thanks!
     
  20. unitron

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    Are you talking about one thing that plugs into one USB port but has slots for 2 drives?

    If so, I'm pretty sure that won't work, as they aren't actually seen as drives.
     

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