Originally Posted by scn101
Apparently, until I hit 5 posts, I can't reply to a PM. So to the person that PM'd me:
Thank you. Should I do a full or quick restore in DVRbars?
I first plan to run the extended WD diags on the 2TB overnight.
To use jmfs to expand it, you're suggesting I first put the drive back into the TiVo after the restore, boot it up, clean and clear, then back to the computer for jmfs, correct? Should I do a TiVo s/w update before jmfs expansion (while in the clear and delete mode)?
I didn't pm you but I will give you some recommendations.
After you made sure the drive is error free, I would do a full restore. That will null out any sectors that are not used in the backup image. This way every sector is overwritten and no left over data is present that could possibly have any leftover influence on the TiVo.
Yes put the drive in the TiVo and do a c&de to marry the drive to the TiVo. Doing the software update during this process is fine. In fact you can completely set up the TiVo before expanding it.
Once you are satisfied that the drive is functioning 100% (including testing the Tivo button to make sure there is no lag in the TiVo Central screen) use JMFS to expand and supersize the drive. Put it back in and test for any issues.