Originally Posted by scole250
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.
Just remember, the stuff that works on S2s (WinMFS and MFS Live) (and on S1s and S3s as well) does not work on Premieres.
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)