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Old 12-29-2013, 11:44 AM   #572
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Finally had a moment to attempt using this method -- worked great.


Originally Posted by unitron View Post
No, 24 hours is way more than enough time.

You need to run the drive maker's own diagnostic software long test on your target drive(s).

Even if it's brand new.

Always do that before putting a drive into service--"stuff" can happen during shipping.

Also, has this drive ever been attached to a GigaByte brand motherboard, or used in something other than a TiVo?

Amazon currently has the 2TB WD20EURS for $95, and any of the 3 Series 3 models can use it if they've already been updated to version 11.0k of the TiVo OS.

However, /dev/sd"x"1 is a partition on /dev/sd"x", which is proper form when mounting it to access a file on that partition, but when restoring to a drive, you don't restore to a partition on the drive, you restore to the drive itself and the restoration process creates the needed partitions, so it would be more like

restore -s 128 -pi /dos/652_gset.bak /dev/sdc

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