Originally Posted by TivoRocks193
I've seen conflicting posts so I'll ask here.. does upgrading to a 2TB for a Tivo HD work with WinMFS or does it require "special" tools?
I know in the past it was not particularly easy to upgrade past 1TB, which is why a lot of people bought drives of eBay, but has this changed? Is upgrading a TiVo HD with 2TB the same as 1TB using WinMFS?
As indicated, first you make sure the current drive is up to version 11.0h or newer (most recent is 11.0m), or you make sure the truncated backup file (which will need to be a .tbk file to indicate that it was made by WinMFS and not some other program) was made from a drive that was at least updated as far as 11h.
Then you take that brand new drive and run the drive manufacturer's own diagnostic software long test before putting that drive into service.
While that's running you can take the lid off of your TiVo and eyeball the power supply capacitors closely for any signs of bulging or leakage, Series 2 and 3 platform TiVos are prone to that problem because long explanation.
When you copy a smaller drive to a larger one, or restore a backup image to a drive larger than the drive with which that model TiVo came equipped from the factory, WinMFS will eventually finish and point out that you have extra space and ask if you want to expand.
Tell it no, because sometimes doing it as part of that process fails and screws things up.
Make sure the drive that has been the target for the copy or restore is the one selected, then run
and make sure everything looks okay.
You'll notice a partition on the end of the drive called an Apple Free partition.
Close out mfsinfo, and test the drive if you want to and come back later to expand or do it now.
Make sure it's the one selected and run
to expand into the space currently occupied by the Apple Free partition (which is really only the label that gets slapped onto unpartitioned space in an Apple Partition Map).
If it says something about creating a partition larger than 1TB or larger than 1.2TB, make sure it knows that you *do* want to do that.
You can use
again to make sure it created a 3rd MFS pair, if you like.
Be sure you're running Windows XP SP3 or newer. Older versions might automatically put a DOS-type Master Boot Record on the new drive when they detect it, and you don't want Windows itself messing with the drive at all.
It's okay if it detects it, but don't go using any Windows programs to try to look at it (except WinMFS.exe, of course).