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Old 10-13-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Swapping Hard Drives

I have two Series 2 Tivos with lifetime service. One is a 140 model with two 120GB drives and the other is a 240 model with an 80GB drive. Both, I believe, have bad drive issues. I occasionally see Series 2 Tivos on craigslist for $40. Can I use the drives from these in my Tivos? Is it as simple as swapping them in?
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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I have two Series 2 Tivos with lifetime service. One is a 140 model with two 120GB drives and the other is a 240 model with an 80GB drive. Both, I believe, have bad drive issues. I occasionally see Series 2 Tivos on craigslist for $40. Can I use the drives from these in my Tivos? Is it as simple as swapping them in?
The 140 and 240 boxes use the same software version so you could do that. You would want to do a Clear and Delete Everything first. The other way is to simply get another drive and burn the image onto it for your box. The images are available for free and the imaging SW (WinMFS or MFSLive)is available for free. Buy a cheap IDE/SATA to USB adapter cable and you are good to go. Check out the Upgrade Forum for more info.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #3
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I have two Series 2 Tivos with lifetime service. One is a 140 model with two 120GB drives and the other is a 240 model with an 80GB drive. Both, I believe, have bad drive issues. I occasionally see Series 2 Tivos on craigslist for $40. Can I use the drives from these in my Tivos? Is it as simple as swapping them in?
Are you looking for a cheap source of IDE drives, or a cheap source of IDE drives with the TiVo software already loaded on them?

And you shouldn't pay more than $20 maximum for an unsubbed S2, not even the dual tuner model.
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