Originally Posted by tomhu
I have question about expanding series 3 recording capability.
1. I got 1.5T hard drive.
2. I followed the instructions to replace the hard drive
3. I used winMFS backup and restore
4. Backup the image from old drive
5. Restored the image to new drive
6. hook up the TV and network and run setup again
After that, it does not show right recording hours, instead the system info still shows old hours (20hours). What extra step I have to do? Can you give me a clue?
ThAbtO is almost certainly correct.
Perhaps when you did the resoration it said you had extra space and asked if you wanted to expand and you said yes, thinking that it would actually do it.
Well, sometimes it doesn't.
Which is why I and others suggest that expansion be done as a step all by itself.
Hook the new drive back up to the PC, run WinMFS, select that drive, and under File, click on
and look at the partition table ,which is called the Apple Partition Map (which is also the name of the first partition, 'cause Apple's weird that way, and TiVo used Apple's partitioning scheme--sort of). If at the end there is a large partition labeled Apple Free, then you aren't expanded yet.
will fix that.
However, if there were shows on the previous drive you wanted to save, you could hook up both drives, run WinMFS, select the original drive, and then click on
and it'll copy everything (shows, settings, to do list, etc) from the old drive to the new one.
(It'll just overwrite whatever's on the new drive, so you don't have to worry about formatting or erasing)
It may appear to freeze up during the process, just leave it alone and eventually it'll finish.
When it does finish, it'll probably offer to expand.
Tell it no.
Select the new drive, then click on
and see if everything looks okay, including a big Apple Free partition.
Then back out of that and click on
to do the expansion, and then check it one more time with
just to make sure everything looks okay and that the last partition is a big MFS Media one.