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Tivo HD Finally Upgraded

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by spike2k5, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. gespears

    gespears Member

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    Not for me. It's working as advertised but only for two whole days. I'll tell you this, Spike is a great asset to the Tivo community.

    Thanks again Spike.

    Gary
     
  2. TerryTT

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    It wasnt a db35 and it was quite noisey on seek but nothing major. The problems i had were system slowness and lockups... the picture would also jerk like the disk couldnt keep up.

    What were the known issues?
     
  3. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Overheating. The 7200.10 series drive is one of the warmer ones out there.
     
  4. TracerBullet

    TracerBullet New Member

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    It worked! Thank you so much Spike and everyone else that gave me help.

    Two questions, though- I couldn't get the last screw in that holds down the HDD plate- my tool was not long enough. Is it going to be okay to leave it like that until I get a longer screwdriver?

    Also, what should I do with my original HDD? Keep it as a backup?

    Oh, and one problem- I tried to use the SuperSize option, but it crashed WinMFS. Not a big deal, but I thought Spike would like to know.
     
  5. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    You want all the bracket screws in to cut down on vibration as that will possibly extend the lifespan of the drive, etc.

    I'm sure running it without it for a while won't hurt anything, I've left drives hanging out of server cases, running, for weeks.

    You definitely should keep the original HDD in a static free, vibration controlled environment in the event you ever have to "recover" your Tivo from that original drive.

    Alternatively you could make a truncated backup of the original drive and as long as you were confident that the backup was good you could junk the original. I put the original drive in a static bag in a hard drive shipping clamshell and placed it in my safe.
     
  6. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    Yes, as long as the other 3 are tight enough to avoid significant vibration. But don't forget about it.

    That's what I am doing. 160GB isn't large enough to bother moving to a computer.
     
  7. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    Wow. I thought I valued my Tivos highly, but putting the hard drive in a safe? You win. :)
     
  8. TerryTT

    TerryTT New Member

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    I thought that but system temp never went above normal... so not sure...
     
  9. TerryTT

    TerryTT New Member

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    I meant from this quote: Originally Posted by jmpage2
    What kind of issues? I think that Spike said that there were initially some problems with drive sizes over 500GB but I think that's been fixed

    Befor I plump for a new drive I just want to verify my 750gb seagate isnt junk and whether it was a software issue?
     
  10. BankZ

    BankZ New Member

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    I just have a laptop, am I SOL? Could I just buy two external USB cases?
     
  11. jmpage2

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    You could probably just get a single USB enclosure with SATA support. Put the Tivo drive in it, hook it up to your laptop and backup your drive to the hard drive of the laptop (or make a truncated backup if you don't have enough storage on the laptop).

    Then put the new blank drive in the same enclosure and restore to it. I can't think of a good reason why this would not work.
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I thought you couldn't make a full backup of a drive, just the truncated? And only copy the entire contents from one drive to another. If you can that would have saved me some time. I could just copy all my TiVo drives and restore them to another drive. I have several Terabytes of drives sitting around so at least I could put them to some good use.
     
  13. b3ar

    b3ar New Member

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    It copied my entire drive for me (had about 27% free). This was phenomenally easy.

    Bill
     
  14. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    If you use the MFSLive Linux boot cd, you can make full backups of drives (and full restores).
     
  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    So when you say full backup, are you still able to store other material on the drive along with the TiVo drive backup? All I've done so far is copy one drive to another and the copy can only be used in the TiVo.
     
  16. BankZ

    BankZ New Member

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    Two questions, from windows Vista can I make a full image (tivo software, settings and all shows) or do I need to use the linux boot cd? How much space do I need free on my computer? Is it something like 1gig + size of shows? or is it 160gig?
     
  17. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    You need to use the WinMFS upgrade program or the new Linux boot CD on MFSLive.org.

    WinMFS works fine under Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista64. Do not use it under Windows 9x or Windows 2000.

    The Tivo software itself consumes about 371Mb.
     
  18. cr33p

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    I tried using this last nite on a brand new WD 750 gb Sata drive and it kept throwing errors at me about not being able to set the keep settings and acoustic settings. Will this utility only work with a specific set of WD drives? I even tried testing it on an older 250 gig IDE from a hr10-250 and got the same exact results.

    Thanks
     
  19. spike2k5

    spike2k5 New Member

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    try w/o -K 1 and see if that make any difference.
    It should work for all drive w/ aam feature enabled in S.M.A.R.T.

    FYI, non of Seagate drives have this feature. It's set at the factory at quiet mode for DB35 drives and fastest mode for desktop drives.
     
  20. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    Would it make any difference if I am trying this from a usb to sata connector rather then off my mbd? Also SMART is turned off in my BIOS

    Thanks
     

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