Hard Drive Upgrade Info

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by amseven11, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Dec 9, 2018 #3301 of 3314
    jeffw_00

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    Hi - I want to upgrade my 500GB Roamio to 2TB. I get that I need to buy a WD RED drive. I get that one method is simply to copy off all my stored shows, swap the drive and rerun guided setup, re-select channels, re-program 30+ onePasses, and copy back my stored shows. But the last 2 times I did this (HRD312, HDTivo), I simply took out the drive, and ran something (MFSTools?) to copy to a new drive expanding the space, and put the new drive in. Seems much simpler, but I'm having trouble finding good step-by-step instructions, has this method fallen out of favor? Doesn't work anymore? Thanks!

    (also - do I need anything smaller than a T10 Torx?)
     
  2. Dec 9, 2018 #3302 of 3314
    JoeKustra

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  3. Dec 9, 2018 #3303 of 3314
    jeffw_00

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    Oh - good point - I don't want that - so how do I best clone my existing drive?
     
  4. Dec 9, 2018 #3304 of 3314
    jmbach

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    MFSTools 3.2
     
  5. Dec 9, 2018 #3305 of 3314
    jeffw_00

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    Yes- I'm sure. But the ReadMe that comes with it is a little general. I was hoping that somewhere, someone wrote out a step-by-step.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2018 #3306 of 3314
    jmbach

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    Have you read the post where you can download the ISO?

    If you have what questions do you have?
     
  7. Dec 9, 2018 #3307 of 3314
    jeffw_00

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    The post I found was more of a feature list than a step-by-step - is there a step-by-step buried later in that thread? Sorry - I had just figured (based on past experience) there would be a step-by-stop pinned to the top of the forum....
     
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    jmbach

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  10. jeffw_00

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    Iwill now - thx!
     
  11. MarkSTA

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    Hi, quick question; does MFS 1.0.0.4 support or benefit from a native 4kn drive vs 512e?

    Thanks
     
  12. ggieseke

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    Some header fields are only read once during the boot phase and I didn't worry about them, but MFSR is designed to align all of the typically-accessed "zones" for a 4K drive.
     
  13. jmbach

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    I am not sure if TiVo supports a 4Kn drive that does not does not do 512e.
     
  14. ggieseke

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    Sorry, I misunderstood what MarkSTA was asking. TiVos always assume that a sector is 512 bytes and even if it did manage to work at all it would waste 7/8 of the drive.
     

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