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Old 03-02-2012, 01:55 PM   #8491
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Yesterday, I upgraded from a 1TB drive in my TivoHD to a 2TB simply because the 1TB drive I originally upgraded to was way too noisy. After using JMFS to do the copy and expand, the TiVo booted and gave me the missing external storage screen. Using all 2TB wasn't really my primary concern, so I let it do it's thing and it finally booted with only 1TB used.

Today, I decided to poke around and see what happened. As has been documented elsewhere, if you previously used MFS Live to expand from the original 160GB to a larger drive, it tends to leave a little extra space at the end of the drive. That extra space ends up being the 16th partition and has a partition type of Apple_Free. When JMFS does its expansion, it adds a 17th partition which is what seems to cause the missing external storage screen.

So, I'm out of luck, right? Not so fast.

NOTE: The rest of this is fairly complicated and assumes you are comfortable editing the partition table in a hex editor. The summary is that I was able to manually modify the partition table to remove the Apple_Free partition and then expand the drive using JMFS.

I have experience working with Apple partition maps (APM) from a prior job. From that experience, I know that APM creates partitions for things that most other partition maps do not including the partition map itself and free space. The Apple_Free that is being added by MFS Live is perfectly normal for APM and is just how APM indicates that some parts of the drive are unallocated.

Why does this cause problems with JMFS? JMFS has its own custom code to read/modify APM which doesn't understand Apple_Free. This is really the core of the problem. It only knows how to add a new partition by using space not currently accounted for in the APM (the common case when the original drive is completely full like an original Tivo drive). I looked at modifying this code but it looked like it would take a lot of work to handle Apple_Free correctly. That and I couldn't figure out how to actually get the .jar I built into a Linux install that I could boot natively (I use a Mac and didn't want to install a Linux distro just for this).

Well, partition tables are just bytes and the format for APM is fairly well documented. I just needed to modify the partition table manually to remove the Apple_Free partititon.

I used JMFS to do a new copy from the 1TB MFS Live-expanded drive to the 2TB drive but did not do an expand. Then, I booted into OS X and read the boot sector and APM into a file so I would have a backup and could modify things more easily:

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# Read the boot sector and APM  from the Tivo drive into a file
dd if=/dev/disk0 of=original-apm bs=512 count=64
I opened original-apm in a hex editor (I used Hex Fiend). The first 512 bytes (1 sector) are the boot sector and bytes 512-32768 (sectors 1-63) are the APM. Each APM partition is 512 bytes (1 sector) long and starts with 0x504D as the first two bytes. Here is the 1st partition from my drive:

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50 4D 00 00 00 00 00 0F 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 3F 41 70 70 6C 65 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 41 70 70 6C 65 5F 70 61 72 74 69 74 69 6F 6E 5F
6D 61 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 3F 00 00 00 33 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Bytes 4-8 of each partition is the number of partition entries in the APM in big-endian. Since I have 16 partitions originally, this is 0x00000010. Changing this to 0x0000000F in each partition causes the 16th partition to be removed from the table. This [bold]must[/bold] be done for each partition for it to work. Save the modified file as modified-apm and then write it back to the disk:

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# Write the modified boot sector and APM to the 2TB drive
dd if=modified-apm of=/dev/disk0 bs=512 count=64
Now, boot the JMFS live CD and expand the drive. It will create a new MFS partition that is the 16th partition. Put the drive in the TiVo and verify that you get 288 hours of HD (mine actually claims 287 hours but I'm not bothered by the missing hour).
Somehow I missed seeing this post when it first went up, but I certainly thank you for it, it's info I hadn't found elsewhere.

One thing I'd like to know now that we have an APM guru available, after you'd hex edited that 1TB to remove all references to Apple Free partition 16, if, before copying it to the 2TB with jmfs, you had taken a look at it with

pdisk -l /dev/sd"whatever"

would that have shown just 15 partitions, or would it have interpreted the extra space as an Apple Free, and would it have rewritten the APM to include it as partition 16, thus undoing what you just did?

And do you know enough about pdisk to venture an opinion as to whether it's editing options would allow one to accomplish the same thing you did with hex editing?
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:35 PM   #8492
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I have an unopened 1TB MyDVR Expander. It's been sitting around for about 2 years not being used. I had planned to hook it up in addition to upgrading the internal drive, but found that just upgrading the internal drive gave me plenty of recording capacity.

My question.. If I use the expander as an external storage in a windows environment, will this kill my ability to ever use it as a Tivo expander?
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #8493
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I have an unopened 1TB MyDVR Expander. It's been sitting around for about 2 years not being used. I had planned to hook it up in addition to upgrading the internal drive, but found that just upgrading the internal drive gave me plenty of recording capacity.

My question.. If I use the expander as an external storage in a windows environment, will this kill my ability to ever use it as a Tivo expander?
You should be able to unformat it.

You can always write zeros to the first few sectors, and I think the WD diagnostic software bootable cd image (which you should have if you own recent model TiVos anyway) has an erase option.

Of course, just as a Windows machine cannot see the Apple Partition Map on a TiVo drive and assumes it's unformatted and happily slaps an MBR on it, a TiVo probably won't be able to spot an MBR, and will go right ahead and format it and use it just like a new one.

I've got at least one drive around here that looks to fdisk like a DOS/Windows/IBMcompatible drive and like a TiVo drive to pdisk because the APM and MBR bits don't land in exactly the same places.

It seems that the TiVo looks at the model number of the drive itself, which is on the drive's firmware, not the platters, and not at anything about the enclosure, to assure itself that the drive is one of the authorized models

I'm not sure you can use an external expander if you've replaced the internal with a bigger drive.

You might want to take advantage of the current hard drive shortage to get your money back out of that thing.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:25 PM   #8494
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Anyone know if they're still making the My Book DVR Expander? Everyone is out, except for some price-gougers asking $250+.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #8495
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Anyone know if they're still making the My Book DVR Expander? Everyone is out, except for some price-gougers asking $250+.
When you say everyone is out, do you mean online or actual individual stores you have to drive to and walk in like Staples and Best Buy and Target?

'Cause I've seen mention of people finding them locally as closeouts.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #8496
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When you say everyone is out, do you mean online or actual individual stores you have to drive to and walk in like Staples and Best Buy and Target?

'Cause I've seen mention of people finding them locally as closeouts.
I picked up one on eBay, open box, for $165. I've had it for about 2 weeks now, and so far it is working well. I also saw some refurbs for sale for less than $200, new ones are more, if you can find them.
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WinMFS on Mac Pro w/Windows 7 under Bootcamp

I tried running WinMFS on my mac Pro running Windows 7 Ultimate under Bootcamp, with the drives mounted in two of the internal SATA bays. WinMFS does not show any drives in the "Select Drives" screen. I'm rather stumped and am not sure what to try to remedy this. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:26 PM   #8498
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I tried running WinMFS on my mac Pro running Windows 7 Ultimate under Bootcamp, with the drives mounted in two of the internal SATA bays. WinMFS does not show any drives in the "Select Drives" screen. I'm rather stumped and am not sure what to try to remedy this. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Are you running WinMFS "as administrator"?
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Are you running WinMFS "as administrator"?
That was it. Duh! <slaps forehead> My only excuse is that I spend way more time in OS X than in Windows nowadays.

So I ran WinMFS apparently successfully, but when I put the new drive in the Tivo it fails to boot. After displaying the "Powering Up" message briefly, the screen goes gray and then nothing. Sigh...
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You would need to hook it up to a PC and run WDIDLE.
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So I ran WinMFS apparently successfully, but when I put the new drive in the Tivo it fails to boot. After displaying the "Powering Up" message briefly, the screen goes gray and then nothing. Sigh...
I opened up the Tivo and re-seated the SATA cable. That did the trick. Up and running. Phew!
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #8502
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I opened up the Tivo and re-seated the SATA cable. That did the trick. Up and running. Phew!
What model TiVo, were you starting with the original drive, and what brand and model of drive were you upgrading to?
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What model TiVo, were you starting with the original drive, and what brand and model of drive were you upgrading to?
It's a TivoHD. I started with the original 160GB drive, and upgraded to a Seagate 1TB ST31000322CS.
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It's a TivoHD. I started with the original 160GB drive, and upgraded to a Seagate 1TB ST31000322CS.
I'll be interested to see how that works out for you. Some people have had trouble with some 2TB Seagates in HDs, mostly of the spontaneous reboot variety.

I did with a different model 2TB Seagate, but that may have been my fault in the way I set it up, and not the drive's.

Used a WD instead, and put the Seagate in a computer running TiVo desktop on XP and all has been well ever since.
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I don't know if I should post this here or open a new thread, but it looks like this is the clearing house for upgrading drives in Tivo boxes, so here goes.

Recently I upgraded a Tivo HD with a WD WD10EADS-00L501 green drive using WINMFS, it went smoothly. It did not have advanced formatting.
I lost all my recorded programs because of the divorce I had to perform on the external 500gb drive (which was the problem), but I maintained all my cable card settings and season passes.

I have another Tivo HD with the original 160gb HD in it, and an attached 1gb WD DVR expander, that I think is starting to display the same problems (freezeup, reboots, etc).
I will probably run Kickstart 54 on it, like I did on the drive above (which failed on the external 500gb WD DVR expander).
I have already purchased a drive in case of a failure, and I have it in hand.
It is a WD20EARS-00J99B0. I have primed it with WDIDLE3 /S300 (which worked fine).
I ran an extended test on it with the Lifeguard tools, and it passed.
I tried to use HDDscan to change the AAM parameters, but it is not supported on this particular WD20EARS drive. There was no way to turn it on, because it is not supported on this particular one. I saw where other people with this build# had the same issue. It seems very quiet anyway, and will be in a cabinet, so this may be OK.

My question is do I need to perform the Western Digital WDalign utility on it?
It IS an advanced format drive with that new sector mapping.
WD says to use WDalign instead of jumpering pins 7-8.
Can the Tivo HD run with this advanced formatting?
Does it slow it down, does it cause problems?

I plan on using the JMFS instructions here to do the upgrade:
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...t=tivo+hd+jmfs

This way I don't have to use an external drive, which I hate because when it fails,
you lose all your recorded programs in a divorce.
Thanks very much for this forum, and all your help!
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Anyone know if they're still making the My Book DVR Expander? Everyone is out, except for some price-gougers asking $250+.
I could not find any reasonably priced either.
Wonder if this is a subtle way to get us to update to the premiere or elite.

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I don't know if I should post this here or open a new thread, but it looks like this is the clearing house for upgrading drives in Tivo boxes, so here goes.

Recently I upgraded a Tivo HD with a WD WD10EADS-00L501 green drive using WINMFS, it went smoothly. It did not have advanced formatting.
I lost all my recorded programs because of the divorce I had to perform on the external 500gb drive (which was the problem), but I maintained all my cable card settings and season passes.

I have another Tivo HD with the original 160gb HD in it, and an attached 1gb WD DVR expander, that I think is starting to display the same problems (freezeup, reboots, etc).
I will probably run Kickstart 54 on it, like I did on the drive above (which failed on the external 500gb WD DVR expander).
I have already purchased a drive in case of a failure, and I have it in hand.
It is a WD20EARS-00J99B0. I have primed it with WDIDLE3 /S300 (which worked fine).
I ran an extended test on it with the Lifeguard tools, and it passed.
I tried to use HDDscan to change the AAM parameters, but it is not supported on this particular WD20EARS drive. There was no way to turn it on, because it is not supported on this particular one. I saw where other people with this build# had the same issue. It seems very quiet anyway, and will be in a cabinet, so this may be OK.

My question is do I need to perform the Western Digital WDalign utility on it?
It IS an advanced format drive with that new sector mapping.
WD says to use WDalign instead of jumpering pins 7-8.
Can the Tivo HD run with this advanced formatting?
Does it slow it down, does it cause problems?

I plan on using the JMFS instructions here to do the upgrade:
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...t=tivo+hd+jmfs

This way I don't have to use an external drive, which I hate because when it fails,
you lose all your recorded programs in a divorce.
Thanks very much for this forum, and all your help!
You probably need to go through the previous 100 pages or so of this thread and see what the others who have used the 20EARS have done or not done about the 4K situation and how it's worked out for them.

I used a 20EADS and avoided the issue.


If you didn't wind up with a 16th "Apple Free" partition when you used WinMFS to go onto that 10EADS, you could use jmfs to copy and expand it to the 2TB, and then later if you have to divorce the remaining 160 you can WinMFS it onto the now redundant 10EADS, at which point it probably wouldn't hurt anything to specify a swap size of 1000.


You might want to look into whether the problem with those external drives is the enclosure's electronics or the actual drive inside.
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I could not find any reasonably priced either.
Wonder if this is a subtle way to get us to update to the premiere or elite.
I suspect TiVo has no control over this and the cause is chiefly the overall hard drive supply shortage due to the Thailand flooding.
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You probably need to go through the previous 100 pages or so of this thread and see what the others who have used the 20EARS have done or not done about the 4K situation and how it's worked out for them.

I used a 20EADS and avoided the issue.


If you didn't wind up with a 16th "Apple Free" partition when you used WinMFS to go onto that 10EADS, you could use jmfs to copy and expand it to the 2TB, and then later if you have to divorce the remaining 160 you can WinMFS it onto the now redundant 10EADS, at which point it probably wouldn't hurt anything to specify a swap size of 1000.


You might want to look into whether the problem with those external drives is the enclosure's electronics or the actual drive inside.
Using the WD tools, I wrote zeros to the external 500gb drive (took about 5 hours), now it will not fail any test I throw at it.
Guess it is "cured"?
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Using the WD tools, I wrote zeros to the external 500gb drive (took about 5 hours), now it will not fail any test I throw at it.
Guess it is "cured"?
What I had in mind was more along the lines of disassembling the external enclosure and hooking the bare drive to a SATA port on a motherboard--eliminating the middleman, so to speak.
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Just a heads up for those upgrading HD in Tivos. I have been using winmfs.exe and Conner's jmfs for a long time in my older Intel Q6600 win7 system. However I recently built a newer system with a MSI MB Z68 chipset and a i7 2600k cpu and 16 GB of DDR3 memory.

Imagine to my surprise when I try to copy a Tivo 1 TB to a WD 1 TB WD and I cannot make it work. The winmfs allows me to select A drive as a source drive but no destination drive.

So I boot up my CD of JMFS and got an error about it cannot find the JAVAMFS folder.

To make a long story, short, it's not WIN7, nor WINMFS nor JMFS problem. It's the MSI MB with the newer chipset Z68 which caused the problem. Or may be it's the new BIOS format.

Anyway, I used my old PC with the older intel chipset and cpu and all is well again. Whew!!!
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IIRC both are standard SATA ports on the TiVo MB but I no longer have a TiVo HD to check. And you're right, it's hard to tell from the photo. The two ports are obviously a little different as are the cables, but I think they are both normal SATA ports. Perhaps someone can verify that?

I think a couple of folks here have connected an external multiple-drive array directly to the secondary SATA port. However I don't know if they used an eSATA > SATA or a SATA > SATA connection.

So you're proposing disconnecting the primary drive's SATA cable and swapping the eSATA cable into the primary SATA port on the MB (assuming they have matching ports)? I don't know if that would work or not. (I would disconnect the SATA/Power cable going to the primary drive so TiVo isn't powering it up if you do that.) The bridge in the enclosure may or may not affect TiVo's ability to "see" the eSATA drive as a primary drive. I don't know why it wouldn't work or why it would harm anything but I don't know if anyone has tried it either. I also don't see any reason that eventually installing it permanently wouldn't work either, but again, the whole eSATA/bridge thing might affect it somehow.

In any case, that would be a whole new twist on things and if it works certainly get you into the TiVo Pioneer's club!
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I've verified that the two SATA connectors on the mobo are physically identical. I disconnected the (probably bad) 160 gig stock A drive and moved the eSATA header connector over to it.

I was able to put an image via winmfs onto my DVR Expander and it's been running fine after guided setup, clearing and deleting all (whoops, forgot about the "locking" of drives to a TSN), guided setup again, letting it upgrade to 11.0d, and making a few recordings. So far so good.

So, I guess I'm a "pioneer" for now. Once my DVR Expander's warranty is over, we'll see what happens when I try to move the drive internally.

BTW, I received my SIIG CB-SA0111-S1 1m cable and it honestly doesn't seem to "snap in" much better than the stock DVR Expander cable they ship with now. In fact, the original cable snaps in whereas the SIIG cable just seems to go in w/more friction. Anyhow, I'm using the SIIG cable now, just for good measure. I ordered mine from http://www.walmart.com/ip/SIIG-eSATA...le-1m/10884515.
Well, my pioneering days my be over soon.

I've noticed my TiVo HD might be hitting a few random reboots lately (once when I switched tuners) and I noticed two 8 minute incomplete recordings today due to "no power" (virtually impossible, TiVo is on a UPS, unless the UPS is getting flaky) and there was no power outage today.

Since my 1 TB Expander warranty is up, I'm going to open up the Expander in the next few days and transplant the drive into my TiVo HD. I'll probably run a WD quick test using their Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS, for good measure.

It seems my 1 TB Expander has survived past the 2 year mark and is almost at the 2.5 year mark. (Expander was ordered 9/28/09 and put in service probably within week or two of that.)

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Well, my pioneering days my be over soon.

I've noticed my TiVo HD might be hitting a few random reboots lately (once when I switched tuners) and I noticed two 8 minute incomplete recordings today due to "no power" (virtually impossible, TiVo is on a UPS, unless the UPS is getting flaky) and there was no power outage today.
Unitron will be along shortly for the formal diagnosis but power??? You might be getting cap disease...
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Unitron will be along shortly for the formal diagnosis but power??? You might be getting cap disease...
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I have a 1.5 tb in my original S3 I put in a while back with about 200 gigs unusable. I thought I'd check in here to see if that restrictions been lifted yet if I can now do something to make use of my entire drive?
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I have a 1.5 tb in my original S3 I put in a while back with about 200 gigs unusable. I thought I'd check in here to see if that restrictions been lifted yet if I can now do something to make use of my entire drive?
As far as I've noticed the DIY limit on the TCD648250 remains 1.1TB + 250GB, although there may be some proprietary solutions that exceed that, if you care to pay the price.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:11 PM   #8517
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Help - My Tivo HD Failed on Series 3

Sorry If I am posting this in the wrong place.

It looks as if my 750GB HD on my Tivo Series 3 HD (Silver box) Failed. (First S03 Error then worked and a week later the Neverending Restart - SmartTest shows Drive Passed - but extended test - "NOSupport" and MyDVRExpander passed all tests)

I lost all my programs and since I was connected to the WD mydvrexpander - it looks like I have no real way to recover everything - without spending a fortune on data recovery. Unless someone has a good idea for me to try?

Right now my plan is to test out the unit to make sure it was the Hard Drive that failed - I will put back the original HD into the unit - to see if it starts up. If it works - I will upgrade the unit with a 1TB or 2TB WD drive (Not sure if 2TB is recommended for that unit)

I ended up buying a new Premiere Elite. I was wondering if I want to use my original my dvr expander with the new unit - I can connect it to the elite? I guess it formats automatically?

If I get my failed HD repaired by some miracle -is there a way for me to copy it on to the new Elite Drive and use the expander with the new unit?

Sorry a bunch of questions - hopefully someone can help. I appreciate any advice.

Thanks, Michael
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:33 AM   #8518
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If I get my failed HD repaired by some miracle -is there a way for me to copy it on to the new Elite Drive and use the expander with the new unit?
Thanks, Michael
I doubt that is possible.

But, you could try doing a bit copy from the failing drive to a same size replacement.

(I have copied a failing original drive to a like sized replacement and when I fired the TiVo up, much to my delight, the extender was still present and accounted for, and it worked...)

If that works and your extender drive is not hosed. You should be able to transfer the programs saved to the new Elite.
After that, you can divorce the extender and try connecting it to the Elite.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:46 AM   #8519
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Sorry If I am posting this in the wrong place.

It looks as if my 750GB HD on my Tivo Series 3 HD (Silver box) Failed. (First S03 Error then worked and a week later the Neverending Restart - SmartTest shows Drive Passed - but extended test - "NOSupport" and MyDVRExpander passed all tests)

I lost all my programs and since I was connected to the WD mydvrexpander - it looks like I have no real way to recover everything - without spending a fortune on data recovery. Unless someone has a good idea for me to try?

Right now my plan is to test out the unit to make sure it was the Hard Drive that failed - I will put back the original HD into the unit - to see if it starts up. If it works - I will upgrade the unit with a 1TB or 2TB WD drive (Not sure if 2TB is recommended for that unit)

I ended up buying a new Premiere Elite. I was wondering if I want to use my original my dvr expander with the new unit - I can connect it to the elite? I guess it formats automatically?

If I get my failed HD repaired by some miracle -is there a way for me to copy it on to the new Elite Drive and use the expander with the new unit?

Sorry a bunch of questions - hopefully someone can help. I appreciate any advice.

Thanks, Michael
I'll try to explain

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to you after I've had some sleep.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #8520
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ok thanks for the responses.

What is a "Bit" Copy? Could I transfer the Image from the failed Seagate 750GB to a new WD 1 TB? I am going to buy a new 1TB with a Tivo Series 3 image pre loaded on there.

What adapter do you recommend - I have a laptop.
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