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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. dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    Sorry. I had meant to add to my first reply that even with the appropriate docks/enclosures, there may be some Apple/Mac issues going on there also. I have no experience there.

    I am sure about that dual dock issue though, as it has been addressed several times here throughout the forums.
     
  2. bandguy

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    GOOD deal!!!
     
  3. dboff01

    dboff01 New Member

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    Another happy customer. Just completed a Premiere upgrade to a 2TB WD20EURS and 318 HD hour goodness.

    One wrinkle is my PC video card died during the copy stage, shutting down the system before completing. Fortunately, the crash didn't affect the original drive contents, which I was able to put back in the Tivo until my new video card arrived.

    Thanks for the utility.
     
  4. lessd

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    I don't want to come across as a hard a** but I think as we already have 35 pages to this Thread we should only post when someone has new information that may be useful to others on this Thread, just having success is quite common now, and many posts say that, and do thank JMFS for making this possible, more posting of success and thanks just clutter up the useful stuff and make it harder to find.
    This is just my opinion.
     
  5. unitron

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    I think jmfs author comer has a donate button on his website.

    Seems like that would be an excellent place to express one's gratitude for his work and how it helped one, and he's more likely to notice it there than here as well.
     
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    There's also one on the first post of this thread.
     
  7. BlackBetty

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    I'm going from a stock TiVo drive of 330gb to a new 2TB drive. I'm running the tools in this thread and its currently in the copy stage. My question is, am I done after it copies? Or do I then run "Expand" and after that runs, do I then finish by running "Super size"?

    Thanks!!!!
     
  8. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    No.

    Yes.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I assume you're using comer's jmfs v1.04, in which case after it finishes "Xeroxing" the 320 on to the 2TB, it should ask you if you want to expand.

    What brand and model of 2TB are you using and from where did you buy it?
     
  10. BlackBetty

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    Yes I am using jmfs. The drive is a WD20eurs. Brand new from eBay for $98 with shipping.

    How long do the finally two steps of expand and supersize take?

    Also the destination drive is hooked up via USB and the TiVo drive is hooked up via sata cable. How long roughly will the copy part take?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  11. lpwcomp

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    Pretty much instantaneous.
     
  12. BlackBetty

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    How long does the copy take when one drive is hooked up via USB?
     
  13. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Longer.

    :D

    It takes as long as it takes, a few hours at most.

    It could be worse, you could be going from one 2TB drive to another.
     
  14. unitron

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    Of course you really should have run the WD diagnostics long test on that new drive (about 6 hours, maybe 8 through USB) before putting it into service.

    Just because a drive is good when it leaves the factory doesn't mean it can't get hurt during shipping somewhere along the line.
     
  15. BlackBetty

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    Everything went great! I now have 318 hours of HD recording capacity!
     
  16. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Congratulations, there, "old TiVo hand"!:)
     
  17. Corran Horn

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    Is there any reason this upgrade process would not work on a Premiere 4? I followed the steps and did the copy...expand...supersize and my unit is stuck on the 'Welcome' screen. Going from stock drive (Seagate) to a 1TB brand new Seagate I had on hand.
     
  18. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    The stock drive is a Seagate?

    What's the model number on the sticker?
     
  19. Corran Horn

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    ST3500414CS Pipeline HD .2 500GB
     
  20. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Maybe you should have gone with another Pipeline drive.

    Does that one say anything on the label about advanced format?

    Is it 3Gb/s or 6?
     

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