I have three series 1 tivos with lifetime and I've upgraded several tivos in the past. All the upgrades were usually simple single drive to larger single drive or single drive to dual drive upgrades. Now one of my tivos that I previously upgraded to two drives is having hd failure symptons (stuttering, skipping, etc). What I would like to do is a dual drive (75 hour) to single larger drive (160 hour+) upgrade while preserving recordings
I thought this would be an easy upgrade but then I remembered the S1 has the 137gb limitation. My questions are:
1) Will it be a problem to use a Seagate 160gb DB35 and copy the dual drives to the Seagate using my PC which recognizes the full drive, and then put it in my tivo which doesn't recognize the full drive? (i.e., do I have to use software to limit the copy to 137gb capacity?)
2) I read that now you can hack the S1 images for LBA48 support. Is it possible to do a dual drive to single drive copy while preserving recordings and hack the new drive for LBA48?
I've been looking at the Seagate 160gb DB35 for $63, but if I can do an LBA48 hack after the copy/preserve I would probably go for a 300gb DB35 or more.
Any help appreciated!