Originally Posted by michael114
How long should it take to copy the drives?
Without hooking the source and target drives to SATA ports on a motherboard, longer, although I'd allow several hours regardless of connection method.
Is your PC motherboard so old that it has no SATA ports at all?
Or just no spare ports?
How were you planning on connecting the drives? PATA/SATA adapters? USB/SATA adapters?
The way to do what you want, once you've run the drive manufacturer's own diagnostic software long test on the new 2TB drive to make sure there's nothing wrong with it (it may be new, but "stuff happens", especially if you had it shipped to you), is you'll need both the 2TB and the TiVo's current drive connected to the PC and you'll need to boot with the jmfs cd v1.04
to download the .iso of the jmfs cd and burn it "as an image" (so it'll be bootable) to a cd-r.
When it boots it should step you through the process without any trouble.
What it will do is use the Linux utility
to "Xerox" the TiVo drive to the 2TB drive, and then make the necessary changes to things so that it can add another MFS Media partition to fill out the rest of the space.
But first, check out DvrBARS
since it wouldn't be the worst idea in the world to make a backup of the current drive before doing anything else.