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Old 04-27-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Original Series 3 HD died, Replacement Drive?

What current hard drive is a drop in replacement? I read the FAQ and it appeared the listed drives were older; is there a WD drive that I can drop in after putting the new image on it.

Also, can I run instacake on my windows 7 machine if I am careful to not touch my system drive and other drives?
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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my understanding is that the list is updated as they get any addtl info.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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What current hard drive is a drop in replacement? I read the FAQ and it appeared the listed drives were older; is there a WD drive that I can drop in after putting the new image on it.

Also, can I run instacake on my windows 7 machine if I am careful to not touch my system drive and other drives?
Check out the Upgrade Forum for lots of info on hard drive upgrades. The main criteria is to use a drive that is at least as large as the original drive. Might as well upgrade to a larger one whicle you are at it. The Upgrade Forum also has a thread you can search to find a link to a WinMFS image so that you don't have to buy InstantCake. I use a USB to IDE/SATA adapter when I do reimaging so that I don't have to crack open my desktop. I've successfully run WinMFS on Vista 32-bit and Win7 64-bit (run as administrator).
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information. The reason I asked about the type of drive to put into the TiVo Series 3 was because based on my reading the Upgrade FAQ I saw a lot of stuff about how Green Drives (WD) may not handle a soft reset too well.

I will look for the WinMFS information and hopefully that will help me get up and running tonight.

Thanks,

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:08 AM   #5
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I guess you can do a firmware change on the green drives to make them work, but I found one of the listed Seagates (ST31000322CS) on sale at NewEgg last September and it's been working fine.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:08 AM   #6
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I bought a 2TB drive from DVR_Dude for my S3.
Drops right in and worked fine for me.

Or

If the original drive spins up; you might try a bit copy to a like sized drive.
(did that a few years ago with a Seagate drive.)
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:48 AM   #7
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I bought a 2TB drive from DVR_Dude for my S3.
Drops right in and worked fine for me.

Or

If the original drive spins up; you might try a bit copy to a like sized drive.
(did that a few years ago with a Seagate drive.)
Was that 2TB drive for an original S3 (TCD648250), or the later S3 HD or S3 HD XL?
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:49 AM   #8
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I guess you can do a firmware change on the green drives to make them work, but I found one of the listed Seagates (ST31000322CS) on sale at NewEgg last September and it's been working fine.
Your sig mentions an S3 with a sick tuner?

Have you checked the caps in the power supply?
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:54 AM   #9
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Was that 2TB drive for an original S3 (TCD648250), or the later S3 HD or S3 HD XL?
I bought one of those as well and it's for an S3 with OLED display (TCD648250B). Works great. Here's its partition map:

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Partition Maps
 #:                  type name                            length base      ( size  )
  1   Apple_partition_map Apple                               63@1         (  31.5K)
  2                 Image Bootstrap 1                          8@485364800 (   4.0K)
  3                 Image Kernel 1                          8192@485364808 (   4.0M)
  4                  Ext2 Root 1                          524288@485373000 ( 256.0M)
  5                 Image Bootstrap 2                          8@485897288 (   4.0K)
  6                 Image Kernel 2                          8192@485897296 (   4.0M)
  7                  Ext2 Root 2                          524288@485905488 ( 256.0M)
  8                  Swap Linux swap                      614400@486429776 ( 300.0M)
  9                  Ext2 /var                            524288@487044176 ( 256.0M)
 10                   MFS MFS application region          589824@487568464 ( 288.0M)
 11                   MFS MFS media region             216747008@268617792 ( 103.4G)
 12                   MFS Second MFS application region    589824@488158288 ( 288.0M)
 13                   MFS Second MFS media region      268617728@64        ( 128.1G)
 14                   MFS New MFS Application               4096@488748112 (   2.0M)
 15                   MFS New MFS Media               2147450880@488752208 (1024.0G)
 16                   MFS New MFS Media               1270826080@2636203088( 606.0G)

Total SA SD Hours: 2083	Total DTV SD Hours: 1818	100 % Free
Software: 11.0k-01-2-648	Tivo Model: TCD648250B

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Old 04-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #10
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Was that 2TB drive for an original S3 (TCD648250), or the later S3 HD or S3 HD XL?
Original S3 TCD648250.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:38 AM   #11
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I bought one of those as well and it's for an S3 with OLED display (TCD648250B). Works great. Here's its partition map:

Code:
Partition Maps
 #:                  type name                            length base      ( size  )
  1   Apple_partition_map Apple                               63@1         (  31.5K)
  2                 Image Bootstrap 1                          8@485364800 (   4.0K)
  3                 Image Kernel 1                          8192@485364808 (   4.0M)
  4                  Ext2 Root 1                          524288@485373000 ( 256.0M)
  5                 Image Bootstrap 2                          8@485897288 (   4.0K)
  6                 Image Kernel 2                          8192@485897296 (   4.0M)
  7                  Ext2 Root 2                          524288@485905488 ( 256.0M)
  8                  Swap Linux swap                      614400@486429776 ( 300.0M)
  9                  Ext2 /var                            524288@487044176 ( 256.0M)
 10                   MFS MFS application region          589824@487568464 ( 288.0M)
 11                   MFS MFS media region             216747008@268617792 ( 103.4G)
 12                   MFS Second MFS application region    589824@488158288 ( 288.0M)
 13                   MFS Second MFS media region      268617728@64        ( 128.1G)
 14                   MFS New MFS Application               4096@488748112 (   2.0M)
 15                   MFS New MFS Media               2147450880@488752208 (1024.0G)
 16                   MFS New MFS Media               1270826080@2636203088( 606.0G)

Total SA SD Hours: 2083	Total DTV SD Hours: 1818	100 % Free
Software: 11.0k-01-2-648	Tivo Model: TCD648250B
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I assume you used WinMFS to get that partition map?

Did you ever happen to take a look at the original 250GB drive and take note of the size of the swap partition on it?

I'm wondering just how DVR-Dude does it, as well as what he does.

Did you happen to take note of the brand and model number on the sticker on top of that 2TB drive before you put the cover back on the TiVo?

I'm especially curious as to under what circumstances one can get a 648 not to balk at a 2TB.
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