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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by ufo4sale, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Not yet having gotten one with which to experiment, I was going by what spike said.

    You know, the guy responsible for turning MFS Tools into MFS Live and for creating WinMFS?
     
  2. unitron

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    Okay, now I see what's going on.

    If you want the TiVo to do the work, previously via KS 62, and now with 9.2, you have to be running the original 250.

    Anything else requires a computer and mfsadd

    But as far as I know, shows are still striped across both drives, even if you shoehorn the second one into the TiVo case.
     
  3. alyssa

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    I have no idea abt software vs. 9.2 or later. IIRC, the last time i added an external to an S3 was in 2010...but i could be off on the date.

    Now if a way could be leaked to us modders so we could add an unsanctioned external to our premieres. <grin>
     
  4. unitron

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    Due to unforseen (by them) circumstances, the original S3 apparently doesn't use the very short list of WD drive model numbers, but everything more recent does.

    So what you need is an external capable of lying to the TiVo about the model number of the drive inside.

    As to whether the part of the algorithm that calls that list also cross checks capacity against it...
     
  5. alyssa

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    DVR_Dude recently married an WD hdd to the stock drive in an XL4 for me...for all i know that was how he did it. the turn around time was fast tho, so it couldn't have taken a lot of time.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Did you have to mail him the internal (or the whole TiVo)?
     
  7. alyssa

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    I sent him the two HDD's, the internal xl4 and a blank one only. it cost $60, (50 for the process & 10 for shipping)
    he listed a couple of options, he'll supply the external hdd and the antec external case if you want (for more money of course).

    you could send him the entire box, but then it'd be more for shipping

    eta; I didn't ask him if another hdd could be used, i stuck with the WD model
     

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