DIY 10TB Roamio

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  1. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    No, it will not work. The external can be added using MFSTools but the internal and external drive have to connected to the computer at the same time. The information on the external drive gets added to the internal drive MFS header.
     
  2. GolfDude

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    so mfs tool has a command that if i connect both drives to my pc after i format the new drive in the tivo, that i can mark one as the external?
     
  3. jmbach

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    Yes


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    What command is it that does that
     
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    is this the command i want to do
    mfsadd -x -r 4 /dev/hdmain /dev/hdexternal ?
     
  6. jmbach

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    Need some details on your setup. What TiVo unit, current working internal drive, and external drive you are adding. Also what enclosure is the external drive in?
     
  7. GolfDude

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    i have a romaio pro with the standard 3tb drive inside .. im looking to add a 8tb seagate ironwolf made for a NAS, whether as the main internal or an an esata enternal hookup with my esata adapter...
     
  8. jmbach

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    You can do it either way. If external, what external enclosure will you be using.
     
  9. GolfDude

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    its more of an external dock than an enclosure..

    so i would bless the 8tb drive in the tivo (up til it gets to the what county setup window), then use the formatter on the pc so all 8 tb are available, then with mfstools and the 2nd drive connected to my pc also, use the command i previously posted so one is marked as the external?
     
  10. jmbach

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    No.

    Have the internal and external drive connected to the computer and boot MFSTools

    The command would be mfsadd -fxm 2040 /dev/sdX /dev/sdY where sdX is the internal drive and sdY is the external drive.
     
  11. GolfDude

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    thank you.. worked like a charm.. with a nice 1700 HD Recording hours :)
     
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  12. jmbach

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    Before putting any drive in service for a TiVo, I would recommend a full diagnostic with the manufacturers diagnostic program to include a full read, followed by a full write and another full read.

    But a little late for that now.
     
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    Wait, so this software would let me transfer over my recordings from my 3tb drive to say a 10tb drive? Are western digital red(not pro) still the go to drive for an upgrade?
     
  14. jmbach

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    Yes and yes.

    Strongly recommend doing the diagnostic runs stated above prior to putting it in use.


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  15. tommage1

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    Myself, based on my current research, I would recommend the Purple over the Red. The Red has NAS type firmware which assumes there are other drives connected in RAID. The Purple has specific AV type error correction firmware. Both seem to use TLER but the Purple seems to be a better choice for an single drive AV device like a TIVO because of the specific firmware. IMO. Read info on the drives at the WD site, also read up on TLER. I also recommend what jmbach says about running full R/W/R tests on a drive before putting into service, even if a new drive. On really large drives that could take almost a week. But worth it for peace of mine I think, I am getting errors on my large drive upgrades, not sure what is causing them (two different Tivos, 10 and 12TB drives), COULD be drive errors, could be other things, if I had done the R/W/R tests before the upgrades I could most likely eliminate the drive issue possibility.
     
  16. bertp

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    I am just starting to consider this but it looks interesting!! Can anyone confirm this works with Hydra/Mira?

    After little further checking, Kickstart 58 may not work for Hydra/Mira based on
    1) My Tivo doesn't do Kickstart 58? (10 TB Roamio) and 2)TiVo Kickstart Codes


    Is Kickstart 58 a crucial step? or is it a simple mater to revert to Encore (TE3)?
     
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  17. jmbach

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    It is not a crucial step. I just recommend it as it seems to prevent some issues for some upgrades. But if TE4 does not complete one.......hmmm. thanks for the pointer to the TCF thread. Did not see that one. The link about KS you point to is an old copy of Weaknees post and you should fo to Weakness site to see current info.

    All my TiVos are on TE3 save one Bolt on TE4 which I use to do testing on. I have not done a lot of testing with TE4. My main investigations with TE4 is why some drives fail to boot and others do which I am still working on. I will power it back up and check to see what KS codes ot will complete on TE4 hopefully this weekend.
     
  18. lexsar

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    I just obtained a Roamio Plus with its original 1TB drive. It had 147 HD Hrs of space.

    I purchased a new WD 8TB Red (not Pro). Ran WD Data Lifeguard (extended test) and it passed. Installed new 8TB Red into Tivo Roamio Plus. The Tivo Roamio Plus configured it and I see that I have 219 HD Hrs recording space. I powered it down installed in my PC and booted mftools 3.32 with the 8TB directly attached via Sata. Here's where I am stuck.

    Used mfstools 3.32 to expand volume
    run: lsblk -o name,size,vendor
    returns: sda 7.3TB ATA

    run: mfsadd -xcm 2040 /dev/sda
    returns: mfsadd: Zone map checksum error.

    Any guidance on what to do now to get up to the full capacity of this WD 8TB Red?

    *Edit: I am wondering now if I should wipe this drive and start over following the instructions for MFS Reformatter.
     
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  19. jmbach

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    You need to use MFSR and not MFSTools in this case.

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  20. lexsar

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    That's what I am thinking now. Thanks for the confirmation!
     

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