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Upgrading a new Premiere 4 Hard Drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Finalrinse, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    My classifications don't rely on the nebulous Series designations of Tivo. I base them on channels so the original Premeire is the P2 and the 4-channel one is the P4. Of course Tivo messed up my neat naming scheme when they came out with the P2 500GB model. How about calling it the P2 Mesomorph? :rolleyes:
     
  2. unitron

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    The only reliable classifications start with TCD.

    Unfortuntely few people know to use them.
     
  3. joeshannallie

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    Please stop posting in multiple threads, especially inappropriate ones.
     
  5. lillevig

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    Just wanted to add a success story here. Used JMFS to upgrade to a 1TB WD10EURX. Was disappointed to find that the original drive was made by Seagate. Maybe that's why it started acting hinky after only six months. Every other non-S1 model Tivo I've had (several S2's, S3's, and a Premiere) had WD drives. Used a pair of USB adapter cables so it took almost 9 1/2 hours to copy 500 GB.
     
  6. unitron

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    The single tuner S2s I've picked up have had pre-Seagate Maxtors with the fat LBA numbers.
     
  7. lessd

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    The early TP-4 did use Seagate, but now the TP-4s are using WD.
     
  8. lillevig

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    Interesting. I've had four TCD240's (both 40 GB and 80GB ones), a TCD540 (80GB), and a dual-tuner S2 (80GB). They all had WD drives. Luck of the draw I guess.
     
  9. lillevig

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    Maybe it had to do with the floods. I saw a lot more Seagates advertised for computers during that time period.
     
  10. bbotts77

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    So, is 2TB still the upper limit for these?
     
  11. lessd

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    At this point 2.2TB is the limit for any TiVo for a single drive for us DIY people. The TiVo will not boot using a bigger drive, even if the copy was not expanded.
     

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