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WD20EURS--$100 at newegg 'til Tuesday

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by unitron, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    "Is there Windows/GUI-based cloning software I can use?"

    I do not know.

    I fear most of them would be looking for some sort of DOS type partition structure (or might even try to create one)

    Perhaps WinMFS, select the Seagate, then click on mfscopy, then select the WD as the target.

    At least it understands TiVo drives.

    How did you get all 2TB of the Seagate expanded into?
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Perhaps the AV-GP drives, as opposed to the regular Green Power (GP) drives, come from the factory with it disabled.

    But drives like the WD20EARS and the WD20EADS didn't.
     
  3. jlin

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    I followed the instruction for expanding and supersizing S3 HD's...

    I first used JMFS to expand the drive.. the supersizing program is Windows based WinMFS

    I believe I saw there's an option to 'clone the drive' on JMFS.. not sure.
    The program isn't command-based but multiple-choice style.
     
  4. tivohaydon

    tivohaydon New Member

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    I think this was a rhetorical question but I'm thankfully not in your Time-Warner shoes. I'm talking about the television/cable service, not the televisions themselves. The consumer electronics hardware part of the viewing experience has very healthy competition and we can get amazing products at affordable prices.
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    jmfs is command line, it just enters the commands for you.

    :)


    You just made me remember that a week or two ago when I replaced a WD20EADS that I'd expanded with jmfs for an S3 HD with a WD20EURS, I tried mfscopy in WinMFS, and it choked on it.

    The first choice jmfs gives is to copy a source drive to a target drive.

    It uses

    ddrescue

    I think, which is similar to

    dd_rescue

    so just use jmfs to "clone" (be sure to get the source and target right) and it probably won't ask if you want to expand because it probably won't find any extra space, but if it does, it gives you the option to say no, which you should do, and then you're done.

    And you've only been sort of in the same room as that scary old command line.

    :D


    THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR WHAT I WAS ABOUT TO PUT HERE BUT COMPLETELY FORGOT WITHIN THE SPACE OF A FEW SECONDS WHEN I REMEMBER IT.:eek:
     
  6. bmgoodman

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    Between NewEgg and Amazon, who does a better job of securely packaging the drives?
     
  7. innocentfreak

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    Amazon definitely. Newegg can be hit or miss.
     
  8. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I think it partly depends on how the drive is packed when they get it.
     
  9. jlin

    jlin New Member

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    I'm buying it from Newegg since my Citicard gets me extra 5% back since it's an 'electronic store' plus I get another 2% back from ebates.com
     
  10. tivohaydon

    tivohaydon New Member

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    I've never had a bare drive shipped in anything but bubble wrap from Newegg. Amazon always packages drives separately in their own boxes with shock mounts.
     
  11. unitron

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    I got a couple of Samsungs from newegg about a year or so ago, each was in a plastic clamshell which I suspect is how Samsung sent them to newegg, so a lot depends on how the retailer gets it from the manufacturer.
     
  12. stevel

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    But I agree that Newegg, more often than not, uses bubble wrap. Every drive I have ordered from Amazon came in an appropriately designed package.
     
  13. bmgoodman

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    Thanks all for the heads-up. I ordered 2 from Amazon for just under $200 delivered. Now just to confirm, these drives will work in an OLED Tivo S3, a Tivo HD, and any Premiere?
     
  14. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I'm using one in an S3 HD right now, I've seen reports of success in Premieres, and I see no reason it shouldn't work in an OLED--the using all 2TB of it is a separate question, and without an actual 648 on which to experiment, I don't want to make any promises.
     
  15. bmgoodman

    bmgoodman Member

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    Well, I wouldn't care about getting the full 2 TB capacity so much as it working at all. It looks like all the drives are moving to 4K and I fear that soon it will be hard to get a 1 TB or greater drive that will still work in the OLED Tivo S3.

    I appreciate your feedback!
     
  16. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Apparently the EURS is one of the early 4Ks that report 512 to the outside world.

    Although I think the problem with newer drives might also be the 6Gb/s and can't negotiate down slow enough for the TiVo's SATA port.
     
  17. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    No need to run wdidle3 on the AV drives as it's already disabled (or at least it was on the WD20EURS that I got from Amazon a month ago).

    Scott
     
  18. andyw715

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    I just got mine today...wrapped in typical static bad, surrounded by a plastic clamshell, in a small box surrounded by crumpled up brown paper in a larger box.

    Good packaging.

    Will have to take it home and run through the tests prior to preparing it for my Tivo HD.
     
  19. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Amazon says they don't price match except on television sets, so I guess it must be some sort of amazing co-incidence that the price dropped by $20 to the same level newegg put that model on sale for for 2 days, and when the 2 days were up another amazing co-incidence happened and the price jumped back up by $20.:rolleyes:

    Funny place, the universe.;)
     
  20. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    No coincidence. They have a link at the bottom of the page where you can post a link of a better price. Sometimes they will match it and update their price and sometimes they won't. I think it depends on how many reports they get.

    The price match they don't do is 30 day price match, but they do offer that on their TV sets.
     

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