MFS Reformatter (mfsr)

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

  1. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    PM sent (MFSR 1.0.0.5 private release). Let me know how it goes.
     
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  2. aaronwt

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    Thanks. I used it on a 3TB WD AV drive I just put in a ROamio OTA. And I used it on a 1TB Toshiba drive in the Bolt.

    Although I ended up removing the 1TB Toshiba since it would make a relatively loud noise every few seconds When reading/writing 4+ streams to the drive. So I ended up using mfsr on the 500GB WD AV drive that comes with the Bolt. And I put that in the Bolt for now. I'll fill it up and see if I run into any issues.
     
  3. sliderbob

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    What would be the best way to do this scenario..1 have 1 roamio with 1.5tb drive and a roamio plus with 4tb drive...both about 85% full and I want to purchase the 8tb red WD80EFZX drive to replace the 4tb in the Roamio plus and I want to save all recordings, if possible.
     
  4. jmbach

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    Not possible yet unless you offload all your recordings on a PC and then restore them after you create the 8 TB image with MFSR.


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  5. aaronwt

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    I've been running MFSR 1.0.0.5 on a 500GB drive now for almost two weeks with no issues. The drive is running consistently at 100% full and it's been fine.
     
  6. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    I know it's hard to tell given all the variables like internet traffic and the state of TiVo's servers at any given moment, but do you see any difference in performance?
     
  7. aaronwt

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    I've not noticed any difference. All my Bolts seem just as snappy.
     
  8. byonik

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    Well, here we are 10 months later, and I'm sad to report my WD80EZZX is dying. Got the GSOD boot loop on my Roamio this week, and after running various Tivo diagnostics, I extracted the HDD and ran WD diagnostics on it, which found many errors (wouldn't even finish test).

    So I'm now attempting to clone it to a new WD80EFAX Red I just liberated from a WD EasyStore. Hopefully this one will last more than a year!
     
  9. collin

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    What software or method would be used to offload onto PC and then restore them?

    I'm familiar with KMTTG to bring recordings onto PC but not sure if this is the tool to put them back onto the Tivo. I want to upgrade the 2TB drive from my Roamio but move existing recordings and season passes to the larger drive. I understand KMTTG can do that for the season passes but am not sure how to do the recordings or if this is even possible. I am reading the DVRBARS thread but it's not clear if it can copy to a larger drive and while keeping the extra space.
     
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  10. jmbach

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    Good questions and I am not 100% sure of the answer. I have used KMTTG and Pytivo a long while back to do just that. However I have not kept up with those programs and with all the changes TiVo has done, not sure if all the original functionality is still present. Would investigate those threads for those answers.

    DvrBARS is for backup and restore for drives 2 TB or less. It does not expand.

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  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    My version of pyTivo is pretty easy to use and works both ways. (Download and upload)
     
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  12. zombiephysicist

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    2 Questions:

    (1) When will version MFSR 1.0.0.5 be released?
    (2) Anyone using a 4TB or 5TB 2.5" drive on a Bolt(+) for a decently long period of time with no problems? I'm reading about all the 4TB problems (I guess the only 4/5TB 2.5" drives are Seagates) and wondering if it's worth upgrading from the 3TB drive?

    Perhaps question 2 is more appropriately answered in its own thread here?
    Success Upgrading Bolt(+) with 4TB, 5TB + 2.5" Internal Drives?
     
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  13. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    If you want 1.0.0.5 for a drive under 3TB just let me know. That's the only change, and I haven't tested it on larger drives yet to make sure that I didn't introduce a bug.
     
  14. zombiephysicist

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    Oh I see, it wouldn't offer any advantages on a 2.5" 5TB drive?

    I ordered one to give it a try. For some reason I thought you mentioned that 1.0.0.5 offered better alignment (of stuff I don't understand that helps with efficiency and wear/tear), but looks like I have that wrong. That those alignment features are already baked in for larger than 3TB drives already as of 1.0.0.4, but this now introduces those features for smaller than 3TB drives?

    Oh yea, and happy to test 1.0.0.5 version and to confirm it works on big drives too.
     
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  15. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Aligning the application and inode 'zones' correctly for AF drives has always been in mfsr, but it wouldn't run at all on drives under 3TB because I never considered that possibility when writing a program to build drives in the 4-8TB range. 1.0.0.5 bypasses the math that calculates the number of media zones needed and hard codes that value to two for smaller drives, which lets the rest of the program run.

    PM sent.
     
  16. zombiephysicist

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    Thanks so much. I used 1.0.0.5 to format a Seagate 2.5" 5TB drive. It worked like a charm. It formats down to around 4.6TB usable, and the Tivo shows 799hrs of total storage. Now we just have to wait and see if this 5TB dies after 6-9 months like the 4TB units seem to for others, or if it will go the distance.

    Few interesting facts that I didn't see mentioned (they probably were mentioned but I just didn't come across it).

    First, the 3TB that comes with the Bolt+ now was a WD Blue drive. It was also a 15mm drive like the 5TB Seagate replacing it. I've seen others mention a 3TB Toshiba drive, which must be another source. Here is the table of the WD drive, for those that want to get the exact same drive as an upgrade.

    Thanks so much again!

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  17. HerronScott

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    It has been mentioned but unfortunately that drive (WD30NPRZ) has a limited number of sources and as a result is very expensive for the size (~$290).

    Scott
     
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    Is that predicated on a known TiVo OS/App limit (meaning known OS limitation) or an availability of 12TB drives to test with (meaning in theory it should work, but not enabled until drives are available for testing), or possibly both (meaning there might be a limit, but one might not know until testing)?
     
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