Max size Hard Drive for Series2? Humax?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by JoeTrojan, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. JoeTrojan

    JoeTrojan New Member

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    I upgraded my series 1 with 2 80gB drives (way back when that was montrous).

    I upgraded my DirecTiVo with 2 120 gB drives when that was the biggest TiVo's could support.

    Now I am seeing Hinsdale selling 160Gb and bigger drives. Is there something new about the New Tivo's that let them recognize more that 127Gb (or whatever size it was)?

    I have an early model Series 2 (actually my friends do) that I want to upgrade...and would love to also upgrade my Humax DVD-R unit.

    Any limitations on drive size for either??

    Thanks
     
  2. funtoupgrade

    funtoupgrade New Member

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    nope!
     
  3. JoeTrojan

    JoeTrojan New Member

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    Is there a different "How to" FAQ that discusses the new (un)limitations?

    Is teh new Hinsdale CD all I need?
     
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    There is no FAQ I know of.

    Basically and TiVo with a service number beginning with 5 or higher has "hardware" LBA48 (at the prom level), and any software versions 5 or higher have LBA48 "software" at the kernel level.

    Any drive with a nominal capacity above 274GB + original capacity requires larger allocation blocks, which you invoke with the -r4 option when you expand.

    You also need a larger swap.
     
  5. jgsx

    jgsx New Member

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    My TiVo service number is 240-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx and my software version is 7.2.1
    I currently have two 120gb drives in, but want to swap for two 300gb+ drives.
    Since my service number starts with a 2, not a 5, will it work?
     
  6. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    What the man said :)

    My UK TiVo has a serice number of 023[...] but with the 'patched' LBA48 kernel installed I can use drives up to 500GB :D:D

    If you have software version 7.x then you already have the LBA48 kernel officially so you don't even need the patch.
     
  7. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    Right now you are limited to the largest HD you can go out ( or order online) and buy. A non dvd unit has space for two HDs so the limit is currently 1000GB or roughly 1300 hours.
     
  8. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    For S2 machines that seems to be the case. Not sure if anybody has managed to get 2x500GB drives working in an S1 yet though....
     
  9. jgsx

    jgsx New Member

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    So since I've already upgraded my tivo with two 120s, and I have a 240-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx, and want to put in two 400gb drives, how do I go about that? The procedures that I found assume that you start with the virgin tivo drive that it came with
     
  10. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    You have to essentially start from square one as if you have a stock TiVo.
     
  11. jgsx

    jgsx New Member

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    But I no longer have the drive that it came with, I only have the upgraded drives
     
  12. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    Make a backup from the dual drive system with MFSTools include the -s and -f 9999 options in mfsbackup. with that backup you can then re-upgrade to a new larger single or dual drive you just cannot keep the recordings.
     
  13. ThreeSoFar

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

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    You want the new Hinsdale HOWTO, which has a link to one of two boot CDs--the LBA 48 boot CD will recognize the larger drives.
     

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