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Old 09-23-2010, 06:10 PM   #751
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Hey All - my Premiere is on the way and should be here on Monday. I'm looking for advice as to whether I wait a little while before upgrading the hard drive, or if I just do it right away?
Obviously downside to upgrading straight away will be the loss of the warranty.

Thanks in advance.
See my response to more-or-less the same question a few days ago…

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...81#post8147281

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Old 09-23-2010, 06:28 PM   #752
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See my response to more-or-less the same question a few days ago…

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...81#post8147281

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Thanks Rich! I'm actually just up the road from you in Multnomah Village/SW PDX.
Your advice sounds good to me and was along the lines I was thinking.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:34 PM   #753
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Can anyone recommend a free way to share or transfer my 2gb image? MobileMe isn't cutting it and some have a problem with me using a file transfer service.thx
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:27 AM   #754
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Can anyone recommend a free way to share or transfer my 2gb image? MobileMe isn't cutting it and some have a problem with me using a file transfer service.thx
MediaFire

http://www.mediafire.com/
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:28 AM   #755
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Thanks Rich! I'm actually just up the road from you in Multnomah Village/SW PDX.
Your advice sounds good to me and was along the lines I was thinking.
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Small world…there are actually quite a few of us from the NW here. So you're in good to questionable company.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:14 AM   #756
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I think that if you replaced it right away, and later put the original back in it and sent it back, wouldn't they notice that it hasn't received any updates?
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:18 AM   #757
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I think that if you replaced it right away, and later put the original back in it and sent it back, wouldn't they notice that it hasn't received any updates?
Tivo knows that you put a new disk to begin with It's connected to the net. So point is moot when you do it the second time. But point is also that Tivo has not prosecuted anybody for just replacing the disk, yet. Call it "gray area".
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:34 AM   #758
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My Tivo Premiere is coming today, but I was going to go hold off on the 2TB upgrade until after I am sure that the family is happy with it. I have Comcast coming out on Monday for the Cablecard install. Is it better to do the drive upgrade AFTER the cable card install or before?
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:42 AM   #759
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My Tivo Premiere is coming today, but I was going to go hold off on the 2TB upgrade until after I am sure that the family is happy with it. I have Comcast coming out on Monday for the Cablecard install. Is it better to do the drive upgrade AFTER the cable card install or before?
Pretty much the same question: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...97#post8146297
In short - after
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:52 AM   #760
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From the sticky at the top of the forum:
Why not just crack open the dvr expander, and pop in a larger TB AV hard drive?
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:53 AM   #761
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Pretty much the same question: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...97#post8146297
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:09 PM   #762
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Why not just crack open the dvr expander, and pop in a larger TB AV hard drive?
If you mean open a WD My DVR Expander and swap in a different hard drive it won't work as TiVo recognizes "authorized" hard drives by the exact hard drive model number (the enclosure really doesn't make any difference). The current WD My DVR Expanders are 1TB so maybe you meant 2TB? To add to that, based on numerous posts elsewhere, opening the DVR Expander's case generally ruins it. Anyway a nice thought, but a non-starter.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:46 PM   #763
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Unfortunately the free mediafire maxes out at 200MB. Anyone have an account where I can put a 2GB image file?
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Unfortunately the free mediafire maxes out at 200MB. Anyone have an account where I can put a 2GB image file?
Forgot about that w/the freebie account.
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Unfortunately the free mediafire maxes out at 200MB. Anyone have an account where I can put a 2GB image file?
You can break your file in pieces, with RAR for example.
There's filehosting.org with no size limit, but also requires email to send a download link.
Also check here The 5 Best Free File Hosting Services To Store Your Files
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:54 PM   #766
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That doesn't really make any sense, you say that TiVo recigizes the exact hard drive model number, in what way? Hard drive model number for the internal drive, or of the exapander drive, because the expander drive model number is identical to the retail internal drive on store shelves. I'm pretty sure TiVo doesn't have a master list of every single DVR expander hard drive sold by western digital to authentication.
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=615 This is the exact same hard drive found in both the My DVR expander drive and the My Book AV DVR expander.
I think we're talking about two different things. If you're suggesting simply opening a WD My DVR Expander, removing the hard drive and inserting it inside a TiVo Premiere (or any other TiVo for that matter) that would work providing you went through the upgrade process prior to that as of course there's no OS on the expansion drive and it would be treated as a blank/new drive.

With respect to TiVo's hard drives, no TiVo does not "recognize" internal drives as such. However, yes, TiVo does in fact recognize external hard drives by their model number and will only accept the "approved" My DVR Expander and the My DVR AV Expander series. The eSATA drives are identified by TiVo's software. That's why you cannot connect any other eSATA drive to a TiVo HD, HDXL, Premiere or Premiere XL via plug and play except the approved WD My DVR Expander line. They are purposefully limited to avoid support issues. In other words, if you were to put an off the shelf drive in any enclosure (including the WD My DVR Expander enclosure) and connected it to anything other than the original TiVo Series3 it would not function. The only way that can be accomplished is to pull the TiVo OEM drive and connect it to a computer along with the additional drive and marry them using the MFSLive program.

Additional information about expansion drives, upgrades, etc. can be found in this FAQ:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...60#post5616160.

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When I said crack it open and put in a larger capacity TB drive, I was referring to the 2TB drive I just linked you to.

Don't know how one could ruin it if its known how to take the case off and not touch anything inside.
I was referring to the damage caused when you crack open a WD MY DVR Expander enclosure, not a TiVo of course.

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Does anyone actually know the exact hard drive used in the TiVo Premiere and Premiere XL? By which I mean model number and brand?
Yes, the TiVo Premiere uses the WD320AVVS and the Premiere XL uses the WD10EVVS.

Although it's not conveniently in one place, all of the info you're looking for can usually be found on the TCF using the search function.
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:40 PM   #767
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You could utilize something like HFS if you are comfortable setting up port forwarding. I use it and it is quite simple and very powerful. You simply run the executable and set up the folder you want to share with permissions and users . It might take 5 minutes at most to setup.

http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/?f=intro
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rich your model numbers don't match up to WD's site. Please check the numbers.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:49 AM   #769
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rich your model numbers don't match up to WD's site. Please check the numbers.
I have no idea what you're talking about…again. The model numbers of what, the hard drives in TiVo's? Those hard drive numbers listed in my earlier post are the hard drive model numbers with which those particular TiVo's were built. There's nothing for me to check, I have the TiVo's in front of me. You're going to have to do a better job of clarifying your posts.
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I have no idea what you're talking about…again. The model numbers of what, the hard drives in TiVo's? Those hard drive numbers listed in my earlier post are the hard drive model numbers with which those particular TiVo's were built. There's nothing for me to check, I have the TiVo's in front of me. You're going to have to do a better job of clarifying your posts.
You posted the model numbers of the hard drives, and listed them by series. I put them into a search on western digital's site, and they came up as invalid. I then did a search for them online, and they also came up as invalid. I don't know why you mention having a TiVo in front of you unless you opened it and are reading off the model number of the drive.
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Let's not split hairs, shall we?
For the sake of clarity:
XL: WD10EVVS
vulgaris: WD3200AVVS
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:55 AM   #772
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You posted the model numbers of the hard drives, and listed them by series. I put them into a search on western digital's site, and they came up as invalid. I then did a search for them online, and they also came up as invalid. I don't know why you mention having a TiVo in front of you unless you opened it and are reading off the model number of the drive.
Some of these drives are not on WD's site because they were never available to the public. As a matter of fact, yes I do in fact have them in front of me…and so do thousands of others here and yes we are in fact reading the model number off of the drive.

FWIW, and I don't know why I waste my time on these things, but I just did a Google search for every drive TiVo uses (as listed on this post) and found every single one of them. I also did your homework for you by linking every drive to a website where it can be purchased. You can thank me later.

Or it's all a big conspiracy to lie to newbies so they can't get into the club.

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Old 09-25-2010, 03:35 PM   #773
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You could utilize something like HFS...
http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/?f=intro
That looked interesting so I installed it and, so far, I like it.

But I can't get to the forum at http://www.rejetto.com/forum/index.php?action=register

There's a register button there but it doesn't do anything. Are you able to get in?

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Old 09-25-2010, 04:41 PM   #774
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Can anyone recommend a free way to share or transfer my 2gb image? MobileMe isn't cutting it and some have a problem with me using a file transfer service.thx
If you're familiar with bit-torrent usage that's an extremely easy way to transfer large files.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:41 AM   #775
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FWIW, and I don't know why I waste my time on these things, but I just did a Google search for every drive TiVo uses (as listed on this post) and found every single one of them. I also did your homework for you by linking every drive to a website where it can be purchased. You can thank me later.

Or it's all a big conspiracy to lie to newbies so they can't get into the club.
Perhaps it would eliminate some confusion if you fixed the model number in your original post:
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TiVo Premiere = WD320AVVS
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The actual model number is WD3200AVVS.
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Perhaps it would eliminate some confusion if you fixed the model number in your original post:

The actual model number is WD3200AVVS.
Good catch…although the link was to the correct drive. Thanks.
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Good catch…although the link was to the correct drive. Thanks.
True, but the links weren't there originally, and when someone politely asked you to check them, you responded with this fairly harsh reply:
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I have no idea what you're talking about…again. The model numbers of what, the hard drives in TiVo's? Those hard drive numbers listed in my earlier post are the hard drive model numbers with which those particular TiVo's were built. There's nothing for me to check, I have the TiVo's in front of me. You're going to have to do a better job of clarifying your posts.
Perhaps we could all use a review of forum decorum?
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True, but the links weren't there originally, and when someone politely asked you to check them, you responded with this fairly harsh reply: Perhaps we could all use a review of forum decorum?
My reply may sound harsh in a vacuum, but if you take the time to read the rest of the OP's posts…including identical questions cross posted on three different threads, plus the many additional incomplete and incorrect posts he made you'd have the actual context of the situation leading to the answer that I gave. You should also read my earlier responses to the OP wherein I feel that I took an inordinate amount of time to guide someone that had only been on this forum a few days toward becoming a valued part of the community…advice that was ignored for the most part.

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Any specific drives to look for/avoid as far as WD Green/Black/AV for upgrading a Premiere? Do you still need to do the Intellipark fix for drives going into a Premiere?

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Any specific drives to look for/avoid as far as WD Green/Black/AV for upgrading a Premiere? Do you still need to do the Intellipark fix for drives going into a Premiere?

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See my answer to a similar question from a few pages back...

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...32#post8146832

Adjusting the Intellipark feature on WD drives depends on the manufacture date. Based on numerous posts it appears that drives manufactured after the first week of August or so no longer require it. So it really depends on the drive.

Here's more information on an "automated" process for the Premiers...

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=455968

Happy upgrading!
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