Originally Posted by Alvysyngr
In the past I have upgraded my other two OLED S3's (One I got 300hr from a 2tb drive off ebay and the other time I did it myself but got like 270hrs from a 2tb) Anyway, I want to do the same to my TiVo TCD652160. Is the upgrade any different that the OLED ones? Can I expand more than the 300ish he with a 3 or 4 tb? I see a new method on the sticky which I'll try and expand JFHS
I assume you mean jmfs.
It's no longer necessary.
Just make sure the original drive (I assume that's what's in there now) is up to date with version 11.0k of the TiVo software, and use WinMFS to copy it to the new drive.
Then click on mfsinfo to make sure everything looks kosher, then click on mfsadd to expand into the rest of the space.
When it pops up something about limiting partition size to 1.2TB, tell it no, use all the space.
But before you copy to that new drive, run the manufacturer's diagnostics long test on it first.
I recommend the WD20EURS.
It's 2TB, which is the biggest thing you can use in an S3.
(even if you put a smaller image on a 2.5 or a 3TB drive, the TiVo just won't boot from it)
Good Gb/$ ratio (especially if you catch it on sale for around $100), 3 year warranty, quiet, cool, made to do A/V work 24/7