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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bkdtv, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Oct 22, 2017 #10341 of 10365
    unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    If you mean you have a TiVo HD (and not an HD XL, which looks exactly the same except for the letters XL added on the front right after the HD), then you have a TCD652160. If your unit does say HD XL, then you have a TCD658000.

    But if the front has a clock display, and buttons around a circle, then you have a TCD6438250B.

    Those are the three Series 3 models.

    But if you meant that your original hard drive finally died, then there are many more possibilities and the model number is needed.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2017 #10342 of 10365
    skasol

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  3. Oct 22, 2017 #10343 of 10365
    skasol

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    The Tivo doesn’t display anything anymore on the screen and it makes this noise. It looked like the hard drive was about to give out prior to that. There’s was a lot of pixilation and freezing. Eventually the Tivo rebooted and it got stuck on the reboot screen and now nothing. It turns on but nothing else. [​IMG]


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  4. Oct 22, 2017 #10344 of 10365
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    An image was sent by Scott, and you should know that the series also has problems with the power supply. The capacitors there would most likely need to be replaced.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2017 #10345 of 10365
    skasol

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    Thank you, that may be more than I can handle with capacitors.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2017 #10346 of 10365
    Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    Google appliance or electronics repair with your area code.
    There is bound to be someone in your area that can fix the power supply.

    Also, please include city and state in your profile.
     
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  7. Oct 23, 2017 #10347 of 10365
    skasol

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    Thanks. I will do so.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2017 #10348 of 10365
    Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    I should have said ZIP code
     
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  9. Nov 8, 2017 #10349 of 10365
    skasol

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    Thank you everyone for your help. I ended up replacing that Tivo with a Roamio pro lifetime for $400 instead of fixing my old box and paying my monthly fee. Loving the Roamio and the speed of the menu, now to figure out why the video quality isn’t as good. Thank you.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2017 #10350 of 10365
    cardigans1

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    Is there a current way to plug in a drive to expanse capacity on a S3 without messing with the internal drive
     
  11. Nov 26, 2017 #10351 of 10365
    jmbach

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    Only if you a certified TiVo WD extender drive.


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  12. Jan 12, 2018 #10352 of 10365
    Jackiemac22

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    Is there any chance you would know the answer to this .
    I have a HD TiVo, the hard drive is making noise and it causes the machine to reboot periodically, I bought a new WD 2T euro
    I down loaded the live CD burnt it it works,
    But when I put in :
    backup_-/qtao_-_/dev/sdc_|_restore_-s_128_-xzpi_-_/sdb it fails
    But when I put in:
    backup_-f_-9999_-qso_-_/Dev/sdc_|_restore_-s_128_-xzpi_-_/Dev/sdb. I goes through the restore process then says not enough space to expand and finishes, I put it in the machine and it says Welcome Starting up. Then just keeps rebooting.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks in advance
    Jack


     
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  13. Jan 12, 2018 #10353 of 10365
    Jackiemac22

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    The under scores are to represent the spaces I put in the line of code here
    I did not put them in the actual code

     
  14. Jan 12, 2018 #10354 of 10365
    ThreeSoFar

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    What about "dev". That needs to be lowercase, and you show it capitalized. "/Dev" would be a new location on the main partition "/", what you want is /dev/sdx.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2018 #10355 of 10365
    jmbach

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    One issue is that you are using a 3TB drive in a series 3 unit. The OS does not support any drive over 2TB as far as I know. Last time I tested for greater than 2TB capability was around 2012/2013.
    I would try downloading MFSTools 3.2 and use that to do what you are attempting.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2018 #10356 of 10365
    unitron

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    You need a 2TB drive (or smaller, minimum size for the TCD652160 is 160GB), and it's a lot easier with WinMFS if you've got a Windows machine handy, but that'll require a .tbk image file and not a .bak

    With either, DO NOT do the expansion beyond 160GB as part of the copy or restore process.

    On the command line (i.e., using some version of MFS Tools), that means do not include the

    x

    option in the option string

    (-xzpi)

    (and I never saw any benefit to including the 'z', either)

    With WinMFS, that means when it says you have extra space, do you want to expand into to or use it, you say NO.

    Then you check with

    mfsinfo

    (on both command line and WinMFS)

    to make sure all went well with the copy or restore and that you have a nice big Apple Free partition at the end of the partition map. You may need to run

    pdisk -l

    as well if you're running the command line version.

    Then you expand with

    mfsadd
     
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  17. Jan 12, 2018 #10357 of 10365
    mattack

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    Couldn't you also just dd from one drive to the other, and plug the new drive in.. and it would 'just work' (at the size of the old drive)?
     
  18. Jan 12, 2018 #10358 of 10365
    unitron

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    Theoretically, although I'm not sure what kind of problems you might be "Zeroxing" over as well.

    In my case, I'd need to boot from something like spike's MFS Live cd to run

    dd

    or, better yet,

    dd_rescue

    anyway, so I might as well use the MFS Tools.
     
  19. Jan 13, 2018 #10359 of 10365
    jmbach

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    If he uses MFSTools 3.2, he can just use mfscopy -ai /dev/c /dev/sdb (based on his previous post of source and target drives). It would copy and expand up to 3TB. If he wanted to limit the copy to 2 TB he can use the command mfscopy -ai -M 1863 /dev/sdc /dev/sdb. If he want to just experiment then if he leaves off the 'a' switch the process will take less than 10 minutes and he can see if a 3TB image will work. Of course, it might work without recordings but it might fail if he tries to view a recording over the 2TB mark. But it would be interesting if he decides to try it.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2018 #10360 of 10365
    Jackiemac22

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    Sorry it's actually a WD20EURS
     

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