750GB Upgrade -- How many hours?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by drosoph, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. drosoph

    drosoph Distinguished Member

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    I upgraded my S3 way back with a 750GB HDD, and got 96 HD/927 SD capacity. Now, I see that Weaknees lists a 750GB HDD as 107 HD/1015 SD Capacity.

    Anyone know why?
     
  2. CCourtney

    CCourtney Member

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    There's a new WinFMS option called 'MfsSupersize' from the screenshot's posted here http://www.mfslive.org/tivo_hd.htm it would appear to be close to a 10% gain in recording capacity. I haven't found any details behind it but maybe Spike2k5 will chime in here.

    CCourtney
     
  3. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    I am not Spike2K5 but his WinMFS Beta-5 does allows you to add about 10% to the storage, works great as I have not had any problems or herd of any problems yet.
     
  4. Guy Kuo

    Guy Kuo New Member

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    The Supersize option allows the user to utilize the drive space which TiVo normally reserves for advertising downloads. That works out to about 8 to 10% of hard drive capacity. It does work on my TiVo HD, but TiVo could at a later date turn that option off. The setting can be changed on/off even after one has set up a drive for use with the TiVo. It doesn't have to be done at the time of mfsCopy or mfsRestore.
     
  5. drosoph

    drosoph Distinguished Member

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    Can it be turned on without losing recordings?
     
  6. Guy Kuo

    Guy Kuo New Member

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    I've turned it on without losing recordings, but I haven't turned it back off. I wouldn't be surprised if turning it off with a full drive would be a problem.
     

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