DIY 10TB Roamio

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  1. May 9, 2020 #321 of 333
    JJC4545

    JJC4545 New Member

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    I'm still getting the input/output error even trying to run mfsinfo -d. Drive is probably on the fritz. So forgetting about the recordings. What is the best way to go about getting the TiVo to see the full capacity of the 8tb as a new drive?
     
  2. May 9, 2020 #322 of 333
    jmbach

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    Go to the MFSR thread and download MFSR. Put the 8 TB into the Roamio and when it get to the guided setup screen, pull the drive and run MFSR on it. Put it back in the Roamio and finish guided setup.

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  3. May 9, 2020 #323 of 333
    jmbach

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    However, since the recordings don't matter, Kickstart 58 on the 1 TB and see if mfsinfo can see it then.

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  4. May 9, 2020 #324 of 333
    JJC4545

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    Thank you, will do. I'll let you know soon.
     
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  5. May 9, 2020 #325 of 333
    JJC4545

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    The 1tb is toast. It wanted to do a guided setup as soon as it booted. Most of the recordings I moved to my Bolt, in case I had to manually transfer back, so I am safe there. I attached the mfsinfo -d screenshot of the 1tb. The 8tb is seen in full. Screenshot attached of that as well. This was an original 1tb Roamio drive from 2013. It just out lived its life.

    Thank you for all of your help! Let me know if there is anything else I can do. For now I'm calling the 1tb a lost cause.
     

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  6. Yudoka

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    Hello everyone. I'm having a hard time trying to figure out how to expand my new Seagate 6TB drive using this tool. The problem being that I have no idea how to launch the program.

    I downloaded the ISO image from the beginning of this thread and burned it to a CD. I cloned my old 3TB drive to the new one via a cloning dock. I plugged the new drive into the Raomio and it works just fine, just at half capacity.

    I tried plugging the new drive into the source portion of the dock and rebooting my laptop with the ISO disk in the drive. Now I'm stuck as to what to do next. I don't think I'm understanding how to proceed to actually launching MFSTools in order to then start using the commands to expand it.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  7. jmbach

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    Did you read the full post you downloaded the ISO from?

    And did you read the post in full with the instructions at the beginning of this thread.

    Post a screen shot of where you are stuck at.


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  8. Yudoka

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    Thanks for the reply. I went back and reread the two original posts and figured it out! There were several steps that I had to go through in the BIOS to allow booting from the disk.

    One question I had is how hot is considered too hot for the drive in the TiVo? When I pulled the new drive out of the TiVo to finish the expansion (its been running since last night), it felt pretty hot. Not too hot to handle by hand, but hot. I've verified that the TiVo fan is working and the unit is dust free. Is that just how drives are that are always running?
     
  9. ECuster

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    I'm attempting to upgrade a Roamio from a 1TB drive to a 14TB drive. The original drive has had all of the recordings deleted; I don't need to preserve anything from it. I installed the 14TB drive into the Roamio and it booted and created what I believe is a 3TB partition for recordings. Looking at the system info on the Roamio it now states that there is free disk space for 474 HD or 3272 SD hours, which is three times the size of the original 1TB drive. I removed the 14TB drive from the Roamio and attached it to my computer and booted MFSTools, but when I run the mfsinfo command it returns an error "mfsinfo: Zone map checksum error." The mfsadd command also returns the same Zone map error. So what am I doing wrong or do I need to restart and approach the process differently?
     
  10. jmbach

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    There are two ways to create the image you desire since you do not desire to retain recordings.

    1) Boot the 14 TB drive in the TiVo as you have done. Get the modified version of MFSR from ggieseke that limits the expansion of the image to 8 TB. Run that version on your drive and boot it in your TiVo to male it functional. Then use MFSTools to start adding partitions and mfsaddfix to move them into place. Repeat the process until there is no more space left.

    2) Start with the working 1 TB image and use MFSTools to create a 4 TB image on the 14 TB by following the instructions at the beginning of the thread using mfscopy. The use iterations of mfsadd and mfsaddfix until you run out of space.

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  11. ECuster

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    jmbach, I ran into some problems with #1 so I ended up following your #2 set of directions. I can't thank you enough for answering my questions and pointing me in the right direction. I now have a working Roamio with a 14TB drive.

    Thanks again!

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  12. TiV0_user

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    jmbach -
    I am in the process of upgrading my Roamio that was upgraded to 6TB using MFSR right after I bought it with lifetime in 2016. Has been great ever since on Comcast with cablecard. Upgrading it to 12TB WD120EDAZ that I shucked from an Easystore external from Bestbuy. Hope this drive is true CMR like other WD Reds from Easystore externals. I followed your recommendation to first do a diagnostic full extended read, then full extended write 0s, followed by another full extended read. This process took several days for the 12TB, but completed each successfully with no errors.
    I just completed the cloning step using MFSTools 3.32 with the following dd command:
    dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda bs=4096 conv=sync,noerror
    (the original 6TB WD60EFRX is on sdb of course) It took a little over 12 hours since the dd clones the entire 6TB including the unallocated space. Average speed according to dd output was 139MB/s.
    Everything looks good on mfsinfo on the cloned /dev/sda. Powering down now and will test cloned drive in the Roamio next to make sure that’s all good before starting the three 2TB expansions back in the PC with mfsadd/mfsfix.
    Thanks
    Jim B
     
  13. jmbach

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    Make sure it connects, downloads, and loads data from the TiVo servers correctly before proceeding.

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