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Tivo HD Upgrade Instructions - using JMFS

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Tivoitis, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Unfortunately yes, try using the same brand drive to avoid that too few bit problem.
    One question I would have is if you made a copy from a 2Tb drive to a 3Tb drive and did not try to expand the copy would you have any problems ? as you would have only 2Tb of data on the 3 Tb drive.
     
  2. retiredqwest

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    The TP doesn't recognize a 3TB period. I copied the stock TP 320G to a 3TB and in the TP it just cycled thru the power up loop. Even though I didn't try the same process on the THD, it would be safe to say the THD won't recognize the 3TB either.

    AS far as 2TB to 2TB...... it can't hurt to try. The only thing you lose is the 12-14 hrs to copy it!
     
  3. lessd

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    So a 3Tb drive has no way to jumper down the size so older computers and TiVo will recognize the drive?
     
  4. retiredqwest

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    Never heard of that one before on any HDD....

    yah there is one umarked jumper. But, I'm not shorting it out just to see what happens....

    I'm not the only one that tried this....

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8544478#post8544478
     
  5. unitron

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    Older, smaller drives, in days gone by, have had jumper positions that would cause them to report themselves as smaller to keep older motherboard bios'es happy, but if your 3TB had such a thing, it would most likely be documented on the sticker on the top of the drive.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2011 #166 of 657
    MojoRilla

    MojoRilla New Member

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    Another success to report. I was able to copy an already expanded WD 1 TB drive to a Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB (about 6 hours to copy) and expand using JFMS. No supersize needed since I had already supersized the WD.

    Hello 318 hours!
     
  7. Jul 2, 2011 #167 of 657
    richsadams

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    Nice! :up: If you're happy with the acoustics can you post the Seagate model number if you have it? They are fairly new to the mix and IIRC at least one other person is using one successfully. Seagate has had their share of QC issues these past few years, but if these newer green drives work out it would be a good alternative to recommend for upgrades. TIA and enjoy!
     
  8. Jul 5, 2011 #168 of 657
    MojoRilla

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    It seems I spoke too soon about having success with a TivoHD and the Seagate ST2000DL003 2tb 5900 RPM green drive. I've had some weird freezes since the upgrade (frozen with a gray screen, but lights on the front of the Tivo). I'm now running a kickstart 57, but will downgrade back to my 1 TB western digital if this doesn't work.

    Anyone else see this kind of weirdness after upgrading from an already expanded drive?
     
  9. Jul 9, 2011 #169 of 657
    spamjam

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    I successfully expanded my TivoHD from a supersized WD10EACS to a WD20EURS using only JMFS. Copy took 8-9 hours. Will have to use wdidle (haven't yet) as it hung at soft reboot. The WD20EURS has a manufacture date of 5/14/2011. 318 HD hours...yay!

     
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    richsadams

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    Awesome! Thanks for the detailed feedback and enjoy!
     
  11. spamjam

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    Apologies about this public post, but I cannot send PMs until I have 10 posts. This one gets me to eight! Yeah, I'm a quiet sorta guy.

    To the inquirer of my WD10EACS: Sorry, but it's going in my wife's TiVo!
     
  12. unitron

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    Thanks anyway, I just found one on Craigslist.

    Tell your wife I hope she's properly appreciative of it and you.
     
  13. timmmyboi

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    EXTREMELY happy to report another success story for the WD20EARS 2TB using the directions at the beginning of this thread! TiVo reports a whopping 318 hours HD recording time. :D

    Thanks for all the great directions! :)
     
  14. timmmyboi

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    Oh and I didnt use the WDIDLE either and also that thing that quiets the drive. This drive is SUPER silent sssshhhhhhh :p
     
  15. unitron

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    Have you tried a soft reboot yet?


    EDIT

    The TCF server clock seems to be over 10 minutes behind.

    At 7:27AM this first got posted with a time attached of 7:19AM
     
  16. spamjam

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    Rats! I wasn't paying attention and forgot about the soft reboot problem and why wdidle is needed. I discovered my TiVo does hang at soft reboot, so I'll have to use wdidle. Haven't done so yet. I've edited my post above.

    NOTE TO richsadams: you probably should edit your post that quotes my post.

     
  17. timmmyboi

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    I did last night and a few times this morning to make sure it was OK and it did great, and now TiVo pushed the update for me today and it rebooted and I'm looking at this welcome screen now for almost an hour so WDIDLE here I come! :eek:
     
  18. timmmyboi

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    OK that was fast and fixed the issue. :D
     
  19. MojoRilla

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    After several weeks, I'm calling my upgrade to the Seagate ST2000DL003 2tb 5900 RPM green drive a success. There was some flakiness during the first week, but now everything seems fine.

    Thanks all...
     
  20. richsadams

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    That's excellent to hear. Options are always good. Enjoy!
     

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