Bolt HDD Upgrade Issue

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by RTNDO128, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. RTNDO128

    RTNDO128 New Member

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    I have a 500GB Bolt on TE4 that has had symptoms of a failing HDD for about 6+ months now. I ended up buying a 1TD Crucial SSD to replace it. Upon installing the drive, I was stuck at the "Starting Up" screen. I found a video that recommended rolling back to TE3 and reinstalling the new drive after doing the guided setup on the old drive.

    I am currently back on TE3 with the new 1TB drive working as it should. I may be in the minority here but I definitely prefer the look of TE4. Will doing the update to TE4 at this point get me stuck at the "Starting Up" screen again?
     
  2. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    Unfortunately yes.
     
  3. RTNDO128

    RTNDO128 New Member

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    Well that's unfortunate. I'll have to track down an HDD that works with TE4. Thank you!
     
  4. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    Why is that, has anyone figured it out definitively? I have noticed Seagate has Ironwolf NAS type SSDs available now. They are not cheap but has anyone tried one in a Tivo?
     
  5. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    I started looking into why certain drives work and do not work. Hit a couple of stumbling blocks and having problems getting around them.
     
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  7. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, some drives just do not work with TE4 fresh install. Has anyone tried an MFST copy of a perfectly working TE4 drive to one of the drives that will not format in a fresh install? I also wonder if the copy fails to boot in the Bolt if replacing the original perfectly working drive would work. Assuming nothing changed on either drive of course.
     
  8. jmbach

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    I have used MFSTools to copy a working drive on TE4 to a drive that does not boot via auto format and it still have the same issue. Stuck in the starting up screen.

    I can put the original drive back in the Bolt after trying the above and everything is working again without data loss.
     
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  9. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    Cool. Even if the copy had worked with one of the non compatible drives it would probably just "break" next time there is a software update.
     

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