Originally Posted by RickStrobel
Replacing a failing hard drive in my TiVo Premiere. It's so far gone that I have to borrow a drive. That means lugging a PC to my Mom's and tearing her Premiere apart and copying her drive to a new one.
I have several PCs available for the job. And I don't want to spend 30 hours over there.
So, if I take a fast PC (i.e. Core i7, etc.) vs a slow PC (Pentium 4 3.4GHz) will the transfer speed be affected?
Also, how long would the copy process take approximately?
Do any of the PCs available have a GigaByte brand motherboard?
If so, don't use it.
It could even hose your mom's Premiere's drive, depending on how the drives are hooked up.
If she has the stock 320GB drive, then if you happen to use jmfs and both drives are connected to SATA ports on the PC motherboard, this post
indicates that you're looking at around 3 hours for the "Xerox" part of the process.
on the MFS Live cd will probably take about the same amount of time as
which I think is what jmfs uses.
You can copy mom's drive to another one with either of those programs, or even with the original
and then later, back home, copy the copy to another drive.
The original copy will think that it's a 320GB drive because the bootpage and partion map will have been copied as well as all of the original partitions at their original sizes.