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Premiere XL (TCD748000) died

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by rybx, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    Anything below 1TB and it won't restore at all. Since that image came from a factory drive that was never booted, the OS is too old to handle drives over 2TB and it will boot loop. Once you put the drive back in the XL and let it update to the latest software you can use MFSTools 3.2 to copy/expand it to a larger drive.

    SSD drives won't make it perform any better, and aren't designed to be written over continuously.
     
  2. reggiebrown40

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    Understood. I thought the image you were sending was from a 160GB Tivo. I actually still have the original drive that came with my Tivo which is 1TB in size. If copying requires an equal or bigger drive I'll just go get another drive. I think that SSD's are a big improvement over HD's and if there are any bottlenecks it will be due to either the processor or the hard disk controller in the Tivo. I don't believe it will perform any worse so I'll give it a shot. Have you or the previous poster Unitron ever used an SSD in a Tivo?
     
  3. ggieseke

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    XLs shipped with 1TB drives, so that's the smallest image available.

    TiVos throttle down the drive speed to 1.5Gbps (SATA I) no matter what you put in them. A few people have tried SSDs, but I'm not one of them. Check the specs if you go that route - it has to have AT LEAST 1,953,525,168 512-byte sectors usable to restore the image.
     
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    reggiebrown40

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    ggieseke,

    I was able to image my new SSD drive and the results are great. Moving through the menus are much faster than before so I think there is some benefit to having an SSD drive, although it may be a little early to tell. Thanks for all your help. I'll report back with an assessment once my drive starts filling up.
     
  5. DTR1947

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    Trying to locate image for my dead hard drive Tivo TCD748000
     
  6. ggieseke

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    PM sent.
     
  7. ciscokid516

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    Hey Greg, can you PM me the 20.4.1 or newer image again, I want to archive it in case I have problems in the future. Thank you so much, the Tivo is still working well.
     
  8. ggieseke

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    What model was that for? My memory sux.
     
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    dr.greghouse

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    Need an image for a dead hard drive for Tivo TCD748000. Help!
     
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    ggieseke

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    PM sent.
     
  11. ciscokid516

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    Greg, sorry for the delay, been busy working :-( I have the TCD748000 Premier XL model, the 20.4.1 image worked fine, I just lost the copy though, can you PM it to me again? Thank you
     
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  13. trsonderm

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    Can I also get an image for the TCD748000 Premier XL model
     
  14. ggieseke

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    PM sent.
     
  15. blankscrew

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    Also looking for a TCD748000 image. Thanks in advance
     
  16. blankscrew

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    So, apparently, I asked for this a couple years ago and was able to find the image. The problem I'm having is that the hard drive I'm trying to use is smaller than the original hard drive. I'm moving from a 1TB to 750GB (because that's what I have on hand). Is this possible?
     
  17. ggieseke

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    It isn't possible to restore that image to anything less than a 1TB drive.
     
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  18. dr.greghouse

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    Also looking for images for TCD849500 and TCD849000. (Tivo BOLT).
     
  19. ggieseke

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    There aren't any Roamio or Bolt images that I know of. Up to 3TB you can just put a blank drive in the TiVo and it will auto-format it. For drives over 3TB and up to 8TB it's the same process, but you have to have to also use MFS Reformatter (available in the Upgrade Forum here) to get the full capacity. There's a bug in the boot code that won't accept MFS partitions over 2TB, and that's what the auto-format routine creates for larger drives.
     
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  20. rif

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    Is there anyway i can I get an image for a premiere XL, 748-0011? (Same a 748-0000?), my HD died.

    Also, are the instructions in the first post of the DvrBARS thread still the latest to follow?

    Thanks!
     
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