Drive cloning process

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by sbl2786, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. sbl2786

    sbl2786 New Member

    Mar 26, 2020


    My 3tb Bolt drive seems to have failed since I cant restart the box and I get all 4 lights, I have ordered a new drive but went with 2tb Toshiba.

    What is the process to safely and properly attempt a clone to the new drive? The Bolt drive wasnt maxed out, I would have to confirm but it should be under 2 TB, obviously if it's over I know I cant do anything.

    Do I have to do any sort of scans on the bad drive first etc? Any recommendations for windows software to use? Anything else I need to do?
  2. dishrich

    dishrich Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Springfield, IL
    If the old drive has "failed" & you are just replacing it in the box with the new one, why are you asking about cloning it?
    Drop in the new drive, start it up & redo guided setup & you're good to go! Obviously since the old drive failed, you WILL also have to reprog any SP's & other scheduled recordings, since those are on the HDD as well.
  3. sbl2786

    sbl2786 New Member

    Mar 26, 2020
    I want to attempt to recover my shows and settings. I would settle for just being able to see what was on the drive so I can make a list of what I need to find elsewhere
  4. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

    May 28, 2005
    New Mexico...
    You cannot "clone" a drive to a smaller drive - to clone something means to make an identical copy, and 2TB can never be identical to 3TB.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2020

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