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MFS Reformatter (mfsr)

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ggieseke, May 10, 2015.

  1. Oct 8, 2016 #801 of 1016
    krkaufman

    krkaufman TiVo shepherd

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    Dear ggieseke, does this 1.0.0.4 version for 8TB drives (or some earlier version) override or resolve your concern expressed in post #230:
    I ordered an 8TB drive seeing MFSr was capable of handling them, but just stumbled across this older post and am now wondering if the caution is still applicable.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
     
  2. Oct 8, 2016 #802 of 1016
    krkaufman

    krkaufman TiVo shepherd

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    I've been informed the answer is ~yes, concerns resolved.~ Thanks!
     
  3. Oct 8, 2016 #803 of 1016
    ggieseke

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    Yes it does. You still have to have at least one MFS app partition and none of the four MFS partitions can exceed 2TB, but I figured out how to shoehorn a media zone into an oversized app partition.

    There's still only one 8TB drive that I would recommend: the WD80EFZX Red.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2016 #804 of 1016
    krkaufman

    krkaufman TiVo shepherd

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    Thank you, for the response *and* the product.


    Phew!
     
  5. Oct 20, 2016 #805 of 1016
    locksmythe

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    My 6 TB MFSR formatted drive has started making noise, which I assume means potential failure is imminent. Is there a means of making a duplicate before it fails? MFS Tools could only do up to 4TB?
     
  6. Oct 20, 2016 #806 of 1016
    dougdingle

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    Use a cloning dock. I use the Mediasonic HUD1-SU3, which supports drives up to 8TB, and clones my 3TB Roamio drive in about 7.5 hours.

    What it doesn't seem able to do is clone smaller drives. I have been unable to make it work on 128GB SSD drives, for example.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2016 #807 of 1016
    locksmythe

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    Does a roamio care what drive it is? Okay to clone the WD Green to WD Red, since the green is no longer in production?
     
  8. Oct 20, 2016 #808 of 1016
    dougdingle

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    Yep. No problem at all. The Roamio loves the greens and the reds. I have both.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2016 #809 of 1016
    mattack

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    You could just do a bit for bit copy to a drive the same size or larger, correct?
     
  10. Oct 20, 2016 #810 of 1016
    locksmythe

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    There is no way to expand to fill an 8 TB drive, though, so I should just clone directly to another 6 TB?
     
  11. Oct 20, 2016 #811 of 1016
    dougdingle

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    Yes. The good news is if you boot to Linux and do a DD_repair type copy, you can copy and not have to deal with stalling due to bad sectors, which will be ignored after an attempt to recover them.

    The bad news is that if the bad sectors are in the area of the disk that defines its structure, you could spend many hours copying a drive that resulted in a bootable drive with no shows on the new one.

    The other bad news is that it takes a LOT longer to use software to clone a drive than a dock takes. At least here it does. A LOT longer. My dock will clone a 3TB drive in 7.5 hours, and it took almost twice that long when connected to a computer and going through an OS.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2016 #812 of 1016
    dougdingle

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    No way to do so currently that I know of, so cloning to a 6TB from a 6TB seems a good solution.
     
  13. Oct 28, 2016 #813 of 1016
    Menarion

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    Drive went bad on my Roamio this week. Utilized your program to get a working 6TB drive. Worked very well. Sent a donation as well. Great work on this!
     
  14. Nov 1, 2016 #814 of 1016
    byonik

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    PSA: I successfully upgraded a Roamio Plus to an 8TB WD80EZZX that was pulled from a WD 8TB MyBook. So far, so good. Recording capacity is showing 1281 HD hours now.

    The WD80EZZX is supposedly an HGST He8 "HelioSeal" drive running at 5400 with TLER disabled. I have also seen a some reports indicating the 8TB WD Red is also an HGST He8, but with TLER enabled and spinning at 7200. I've always had good luck with HGST drives, so hopefully this one keeps the streak alive.
     
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  15. Nov 1, 2016 #815 of 1016
    ThAbtO

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    I believe that the report you saw is for the WD Red Pro line.
     
  16. Nov 2, 2016 #816 of 1016
    byonik

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  17. Nov 2, 2016 #817 of 1016
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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  18. Nov 2, 2016 #818 of 1016
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  19. Nov 14, 2016 #819 of 1016
    dmark1867

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    Was this program ever updated?
    I am so lost, not sure what to use - jmfs, MFSTools 3.2, etc

    I have a tivo premier 320gb drive, never been upgraded, running software 20.6.1a.RC10
    I would like to preserve all settings and I have new a wd red 3tb drive

    I was thinking i could use mfstools 3.2

    the more i read the more i get confused.

    can you toss me the right direction
     
  20. Nov 14, 2016 #820 of 1016
    jmbach

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    Go here for a start.
     
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