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Old 10-02-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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Help w/HD upgrade Premiere 2 to 4 and backwards

This is going to be hard as heck to explain.

I have a Premiere 2 upgraded w/internal 2TB. Works great.

I bought my niece a Premiere 4. I want to KEEP the 4 and give her the 2. But I want my 2TB back.

I don't suppose there is any way in heck I can just swap the HD's inside? If not, how do I go about dealing with this maneuver? I could just get another 2TB but I'm already going to be paying her subscription for a few years and don't want to spend any more money on her (and it's unlikely she'll need the space).


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Old 10-02-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Do you still have the original drive that came with the original Premiere?

Tivo HD Lifetime 1TB int, 1TB ext Dead for now.
Tivo 540040 400 GB Lifetime Storage only.
Tivo S2DT 750 GB msd Storage only.
Toshiba sdh400 r.i.p.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:33 AM   #3
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If you just swap dives you MIGHT be able to get them working by forcing a kickstart 52 software reinstall. I'm running an XL4 image on my XL, and several others have tested similar model swaps on Premieres.

The bad news is that you'll lose all of your recordings and have to run Clear & Delete Everything to get it working again because the serial number on the motherboard is used to encrypt them.

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