looking for a little advice

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by joestan, Dec 24, 2019.

  1. joestan

    joestan New Member

    Dec 25, 2007


    I am getting ready to upgrade my Roamio pro from it's original 3tb drive to 6tb wd red drive. Looking for some advice from people that have done this. I have Mfstools 3.3 installed in parallels on my Mac and it seems to work fine I also have a standalone dock. The drive is about 40% full would it be faster to use the dock to clone the drive and then do the mfsadd and mfsaddflx using MFstools or to do the entire process using Mfstools?
    The drives will be connected using usb 3.0.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2019
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    I would use the mfscopy command first, which will keep everything including your recordings and settings while expanding it to 4TB. Then a single mfsadd will take it up to 6TB. Since you're only at 40% it should also be faster than a full clone using a dock.
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  3. joestan

    joestan New Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Thank you I will give that a try. I did not know that the mfscopy did an expand to 4tb so I will only need one set of mfsadd / mfsaddflx.
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    If you don't want to keep your settings and recordings and start fresh, the MFSR method is the most fastest (inside of 30 min.)

    MFSTools does take many hours to overnight to complete.

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