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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by admadan, Jan 28, 2017.
I found a ST350031208 (500 GB Pipeline HD 2)
Does any one have a TCD746320 image? Please help.
Thank you very much! Hope I'll be able to fix my tivo with this!
"Sanity Check" - Am I good to use your [TCD746320-20.7.4RC42-500GB] image in my TCD746500? Afterwards will I need to run "Clear & Delete Everything" to pair the new image to my Premiere? Or will this get my DVR stuck in that mode forever? You want me to use dvrBARS, right? After all looks good with the new 500GB image, I want to make a 6TB image from the 500GB drive. I successfully imaged a 500GB drive to 6TB a year ago using MFSTools 3.32 on my first Premiere a year ago; works perfectly but, in that case, the 6TB drive was imaged from the DVR's original/paired drive (not a clone from a different DVR).
The only difference between a 746320 and a 746500 is the drive size. You should always run C&DE to pair the new drive to the motherboard when using an image from a different TiVo. Where people are getting stuck is (a) trying to revive a box with old software prior to the Rovi guide data change, and (b) running Clear Program Info & To Do List. Use DvrBARS to restore the image.
I just sent you another image that has already been expanded to 4TB with MFS Tools 3.32 for your 6TB drive. It should save you some time, but in addition to the C&DE I would run a Kickstart 57 or 58 before adding another partition to use the full 6TB.
Thanks much! ...Very much appreciated!
I don't suppose you could send me a 748000 image?
You are the best. Thank you!
I have three ancient Tivo premieres (TCD746500). To be safe, I'd like to get an image for the drive and some guidance as to how to install it. I have a Windows 10 laptop and an ancient Win98/Win2000 PCI-bus PC (with limited internet capability as the only browser that works is Opra 10.10.
Can I get a drive image? And will I be able to create a larger Tivo drive with the hardware I have?
Thanks in advance.
Image sent. You will need DvrBARS and a Windows computer running XP or later to restore it, along with some way to hook the drive up like a docking bay or a direct SATA connection to the motherboard.
You can use the MFS Tools 3.x Linux boot disk to expand the drive beyond 500GB after restoring the image, or use one of my pre-expanded images. I have them up to 4TB.
Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)
Still researching the steps to do this. Thanks for your help. Found links to DVRBARS and MSF Tools. Haven't expanded them yet on my Win10 laptop.
Looks like I don't need to use jmfs for anything?
Can I get images for 2 TB and 4TB? Trying to decide which way to go on that.
Also, I expect that a single drive docking bay (looking at Starttech sata bays) is needed to move the image to the drive. If I wanted to just clone the current drive would I need a two drive bay?
Images sent. If you use them you don't need jmfs or MFS Tools because they're already expanded.
If you want to clone the existing drive I would go for a two drive bay that has a built-in cloning function. You can do it with DvrBARS and a single bay dock by taking a full backup and then restoring it to the other drive, but you would need lots of space on your computer (500GB for a 500GB drive) to store the image.
Thanks for the images. I need to get (3) WD Red Plus drives and a USB-SATA 2-bay. Could not have figured this out without your help. Thanks for everything.