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Old 10-05-2013, 11:57 AM   #1
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My THR22 is dying - advice needed

I have two THR22. One of them has a 2TB internal drive that I had installed (swapped the original) almost 2 years ago.

It just started freezing and crashing. It's usually fine for about 30 minutes after a power cycle.

I'm thinking of replacing the 2TB drive and hope it's not the motherboard that's dying.

Here's my question:

Is it true that I can use Gparted to copy the content of my old 2TB drive to the new one?

I saw the instructions on another forum but it might be for HRxx DVR's only.

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Old 10-05-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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You should be able to just use dd to do a copy. The THR22 disk structure is this weird combination of traditional TiVo and HRxx. I never got gparted to even recognize my THR22 disk, which is weird.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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You should be able to just use dd to do a copy. The THR22 disk structure is this weird combination of traditional TiVo and HRxx. I never got gparted to even recognize my THR22 disk, which is weird.
Hi Steve,

Can you point me to some instructions for the copy procedure?
I did go through this before but it was for a SD DirecTivo. Not sure it applies to the THR22.

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Old 10-05-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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Just the use of dd would be the same as for an older TiVo. Just don't expect to use any of the MFS tools.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
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Probably better to wrap paper toweling around the drive going bad, stick it in the freezer overnight, and use

dd_rescue

instead of

dd

and if necessary adjust the options for a maximum of 512 bytes and a minimum of one, and maybe even use the -r option if copying to another disk of exactly the same capacity, and have a fan blowing on the problem disk.
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