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What drives can be used to upgrade a Premiere

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by scole250, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. scole250

    scole250 Member

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    I have experience upgrading series 2 Tivos, but not Premieres. I understand the upgrade process though, I think. Are there only specific hard drives that can be used, other than being SATA? Is there limit on the size drive? I see 2TB used, but can I use a 3TB drive?

    OK. So I read in the upgrade thread that Tivo can't use the 3TB drive. Any way to condense that thread? 56 pages is too long.
     
  2. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Almost any 2TB drive can be used, just don't go over 2Tb as the TiVo will not boot. WD green is a good choice but you may have to disable the auto shutdown on the drive, I never tried not turning that WD feature off so it may now work in the Series 4 without turning it off.
     
  3. scole250

    scole250 Member

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    Anyone have experience or opinion of the WD Green 2TB drives, the non-AV models?
     
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  5. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    As I said i have used about 20 of them with never a problem, but i do turn off the time out part of the drive.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Just remember, the stuff that works on S2s (WinMFS and MFS Live) (and on S1s and S3s as well) does not work on Premieres.

    Although

    dd_rescue

    from the MFS Live cd v1.4 can be used to make a byte for byte copy of the original Premiere drive onto another drive as large or larger as an insurance policy.

    But there currently is no known way to make a truncated backup of a Premiere drive.

    The way you put a bigger drive in a Premiere is comer's jmfs cd.

    About which there is an entire using it on the Premiere thread.

    (there's also a using jmfs on the S3 HD thread that does not apply to the Premiere)
     

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