Formatting New Hard Drive

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  1. Agostino Nigro

    Agostino Nigro New Member

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    I Have a Tivo TCD746320 and need the image to install on a new harddrive since the old one died.
     
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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  3. hawkeye62

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    Hi all, great thread, just what I need. I have a Tivo Premier and I believe the HD is failing, it is making a grinding noise. I want to check the procedure for replacing the HD before I start. First I need an image of the original drive. I don't know where to get the TDC number. The only number I see on the original order is R7463B. So, I don't know what image to request.

    Next step is to connect the new HD to my PC. Then I use DvrBARS to install the image to the new HD. Since it will be a new drive I would use the Full backup option. The next step is a Full or Quick restore. I think this is where the image is placed on the new HD. I am uncertain if there is another step required. Any further advice will be appreciated.

    Regards, Jim
     
  4. JoeKustra

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    That SKU should be a TCD746320. There should be a sticker on the back.
     
  5. hawkeye62

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    On the back, there is a line that reads: "Model TCD746500".
    Is that a valid TCD number and if so, is there an image available?

    Regards, Jim
     
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  7. hawkeye62

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    OK, so how do I get an image for TDC746320? Even though the number on the unit is TDC746500, the order says it is a 320 hr. It also says the unit has been refurbished.

    Regards, Jim
     
  8. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    How many hours does it show in System Information as the capacity of your unit? The table I linked to has your answer. This is for a 1TB drive:
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  9. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Images sent.
     
  10. hawkeye62

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    Many thanks ggieseke!

    Best regards, Jim
     
  11. hawkeye62

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    It shows 76 HD or 626 SD. I guess that makes it a TDC746500.

    Regards, Jim
     
  12. hawkeye62

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    I am still not sure of the step by step procedure for installing a new hard drive in a Tivo Premiere with a failed hard drive. I know I need to remove the failed hard drive (duh). And I know I need to install the new hard drive on a PC. I have an external SATA port and a drive case to use for this step. The next steps are not clear. I have a TDC746500 image and DvrBARS, but what are the next steps? Thanks for any advice.

    Regards, Jim
     
  13. hawkeye62

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    The Zip file for the TDC746500 is empty or corrupt, Windows says cannot open the file.

    Regards, Jim
     
  14. ggieseke

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    If the zip file is empty or corrupt, clear your browser cache and download it again. It's almost 2GB so it may take a while depending on your internet speed.

    Once you get a good copy, extract the .vhd image file and restore it with DvrBARS.
     
  15. Blackssr

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    My harddrive is dead. I need an image for TCD758250. Can someone please assist?

    Thanks!
     
  16. Blackssr

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    I apologize, it has been a while? How do I get the link that you sent? So sorry to bother you.
     
  17. ggieseke

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  18. hawkeye62

    hawkeye62 New Member

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    OK, all is well, I downloaded to my desk top PC and used 7-Zip to extract the files. But, wouldn't you know, my Tivo HD stopped making that grinding noise and seems to be working perfectly. Anyway, I am ready for when it finally crashes.

    Best regards, Jim
     
  19. Blackssr

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    My new 2TB drive is not seen by DvrBARS. I already made an image of the OE drive that came with the TiVo. What step am I missing to get DvrBARS to see the brand new drive?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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