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Tivo S3 upgraded to 1TB via external RAID

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by lightrunner, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. Oct 16, 2006 #41 of 102
    ashu

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    What can I say ... I enjoy colorful, suggestive analogies :)
    Think that gap is large enough for a cable, or a hooked in eSATA adapter? After some drilling/smoothing, perhaps?
     
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    AFAI Can Tell, all the lollipops (including sides and back) are blocked when the top cover is replaced.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2006 #43 of 102
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    MichaelK

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    i believe the 'lolipops are something of a spring that pushes against the sides of the top when it is slipped on to make the top & bottom/sides a continuous shield/ground/whatever. So breaking off a lollipop does ya nada becasue the top forms a second layer in that area that you would need to drill through.

    follow me?

    THe holes in the bottom I think are the best bet...
     
  5. Oct 16, 2006 #45 of 102
    ChuckyBox

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    Why not just disconnect TiVo's wires to the the S3's eSATA port, and use your SATA to eSATA cable to wire it up? Then you can plug your RAID box directly into the S3 just like a pro. If TiVo gets around to activating the eSATA port (and you want to use it), you can put it back the way it was, and then cut a hole in your box for the first raid.*

    *Or, better, cut a hole in the backplane and install another eSATA socket, and use TiVo's wiring to activate it.

    (I'm assuming that the S3's eSATA socket isn't just one component of a larger circuit board, in which case you can't easily re-purpose it. In that case, I'd still cut a hole in the backplane and mount an eSATA socket for the RAID. It's a classy box, let's treat it with some respect.)
     
  6. Oct 16, 2006 #46 of 102
    c3

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    It is.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2006 #47 of 102
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    c3

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    From Engadget: "we've still got to wonder where the guy is going to find the time to watch a working week of high definition TV re-runs." :)
     
  9. Oct 17, 2006 #49 of 102
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    They just don't understand, it goes to 11.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2006 #50 of 102
    bsnelson

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    I don't think I'm smeeking here, but IIRC, 32 bit Linux has a limitation of 1TB per drive because it's LBA48 implementation is really LBA32. This would suggest a limit of 2TB if one could get the S3 controller to "see" two drives, or the 1TB shown here with a single drive.

    Brad
     
  11. Oct 17, 2006 #51 of 102
    JamieP

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    2^32 * 512 = 2TiB, and the limit is described here as "The 2 TiB limit". Do you have a reference that says it actually clicks in at 1TiB instead? I could imagine that might be the case if the sector numbers are ever treated as signed quantities.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2006 #52 of 102
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    Cool job lightrunner. It looks like you caused quite a stir over at engadget with the replys. Some people seem to think that you live with your parents from the pics lol... Anyway keep posting the good work. Just so you know my glad press n seal is still working great. thnks..
     
  13. Oct 17, 2006 #53 of 102
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  14. Oct 17, 2006 #54 of 102
    moyekj

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    So since the 1TB limitation seems to be file system related I would assume that if/once E-Sata port is enabled it will have a 1TB limitation as well?
     
  15. Oct 17, 2006 #55 of 102
    c3

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    greg_burns, I hope you won't need warranty service.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2006 #56 of 102
    greg_burns

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    Me too.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2006 #57 of 102
    MichaelK

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    that's mint!
     
  18. Oct 17, 2006 #58 of 102
    MichaelK

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    one would assume so...
     
  19. Oct 17, 2006 #59 of 102
    sjcbulldog

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    Well, if he does and I were running Tivo, I would service the box just for the interest he is generating in the S3 and assocaited "upgrades". I would keep it very quiet and ask Greg not to talk about it so I don't have to do this all the time, but it would be worth it.

    Just my $0.02 worth
    scjbulldog
     
  20. Oct 18, 2006 #60 of 102
    JDAWG11

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    Your setup is definetly one to brag about...not only the a/v equipment, but the computers. Are those def tek's in your main room?
     

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