Originally Posted by fdw777
I want to put a new HDD in my Tivo and was hoping for some information.
I'll be using my:
1. Apple 2011 model (USB2.0 and external Superdrive)
2. JMFS rev.104
3. WD3200AVJS (original Tivo HDD)
4. Software Version on the HDD (#3) 11.0m-01-2-652
5. WD20EARX (replacement 2TB HDD)
My questions are:
a. Do I need anything else (other than 1-5 above)?
b. Do I need to format the drive in any special format...like ExFat?
c. No sure if I need to do anything about Intelli-Power on the drive,
if so what and how?
Not even sure it has Intelli-Power....my research hasn't reviled than answer???
d. Will the new HDD (WD20EARX) draw more power that the original there
putting a strain on the power supply?
for the copying and that will overwrite the target drive, copying the source drive byte by byte, including all partition headers and anything else that's part of the "formatting", basically "Xeroxing" it, so any format on the target drive will be ignored and overwritten.
It's not Intellipower that might cause trouble, it's Intellipark.
I'm pretty sure WD is shipping the EARX line with Intellipark disabled--if you needed it, you could use
to re-activate it, if you had a PC where you could hook the drive up directly to a SATA port (or an IDE header through an IDE/SATA adapter), but since the drive is destined for a TiVo, you can forget all of that.
As far as power draw, I'm using either WD20EARS or WD20EARX drives in all my S3s with no problem, as are many other S3 owners (and by S3 in this context I mean any of the S3 models).
I used jmfs on my first 652 when I wasn't as knowledgeable about WinMFS as I am now, and used WinMFS on my second one, and both have been very well behaved.
Boot the Mac with the jmfs cd without either drive hooked up, just to make sure it'll boot from it.
If it does, shut down, hook up the drives, and go ahead.
Worst that happens is it doesn't work and you can try again.
Make sure, of course, that you tell it the right drive to use as the source and the right drive to use as the target and that the Mac's drive isn't either.