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MFS Reformatter (mfsr)

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

  1. csmiles

    csmiles New Member

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    In my first try months ago with the 3TB drive (and without using mfsr), I didn't run any diagnostics on it. When it didn't perform up to par, I just integrated it into my system as another drive where it doesn't seem to have a problem.

    After reading through threads on this forum, I did run diagnostics on the 4 TB Red drive which were fine, and I also erased it entirely with lifeguard (which was pointless probably). I AM running on an antenna, not cable.

    Since the new season of shows is starting now, this was a bit of a last minute things (received the drive Friday). So to test it in the real world so I don't lose a bunch of shows to recording problems I did several sessions of recording 3 or 4 shows from the antenna at a time (at times even downloading from the Roamio using kmttg while also recording which I'm sure puts a much greater load on the drive) ... so far zero hiccups in the video that I've watched, so hopefully I'll be getting clean recordings!

    I'll check the RS corrected vs uncorrected ... I think I did that a long time ago, but will look into it again. Thanks!
     
  2. csmiles

    csmiles New Member

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    Thanks ... and that's what I do, ie, transfer via kmttg to PC and archive
     
  3. alyssa

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    I assume I am not the first person to notice that I did not have to run mfs as an administrator.

    the donation will be forthcoming once funds are available next week
     
  4. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    It's designed to grant itself the necessary Windows privileges at run time so that you don't have to manually run it as Administrator. That still throws off people using WinMFS on old Series 3 TiVos, so I figured out a way around it when I wrote DvrBARS back in 2013. Thanks for noticing!
     
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    junesen

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    I'm helping a friend upgrade her Roamio OTA to a larger disk. I bought a WD Red 4 TB drive (instead of a 3TB because it was on sale) and was planning to run MSFR on it before taking it up to her place (one hour drive away) and put it in her TiVo. However, I notice that the instructions says that I need to let the Roamio format it first before running MSFR. My question is: can I put the drive into my Roamio OTA; have it format it and then run MSFR; and then put it into her TiVo? Or does the formatting it on my Roamio personalize the drive for my Roamio?
     
  6. Oct 2, 2018 #1206 of 1221
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    You can probably get by with it on a Roamio.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2018 #1207 of 1221
    junesen

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    Great! What is the latest version of MSFR and where can I get it?
     
  8. Oct 2, 2018 #1208 of 1221
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    See post #2 in this thread. The latest version is 1004.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2018 #1209 of 1221
    Snowball3

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    Hey and thanks ggieseke for the hard work you put into this! My questions are.

    1) Could this internal storage upgrade work with a 10 tb internal hard drive on a Tivo Roamio OTA? I have read through the posts in this thread but it only seems to go up to 8tb. Are there instructions for a 10 tb?

    2) If it can work do I just follow the same instructions you put on your second post?

    3) Also if it can work what 10 tb internal hard drive would you recommend . I noticed on Amazon they had "Seagate 10TB IronWolf NAS SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 256MB" for about $300. Would this work?

    Thanks again for such a great program!
     
  10. Oct 4, 2018 #1210 of 1221
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    The limit is currently at 8TB.
     
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    aaronwt

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    I still have one 4TB Seagate SMR drive in use in a Bolt. It's been 36 months now and still working fine.
     
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    MarkSTA

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    If MFSR is to be upgraded can it go to 12TB? Looking at using a WD gold drive.

    Thanks
     
  13. Oct 8, 2018 #1213 of 1221
    Snowball3

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    If it cant go up to 10 TB and can only go up to 8TB will this work on a Tivo Ota Roamio? It mentioned needing to be a software version of above 20 mine is 21.

    Also what 8TB Internal Hard Drive is recommended? I was leaning toward seagate. What type of specs do I need it to have listed though. Or can one be recommended? Sorry about the questions I just wanted to confirm things before putting money into this. Thank you to anyone who can help!
     
  14. Oct 8, 2018 #1214 of 1221
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    MSFR is only for Roamio or Bolt. Recommended is WD Red (not Pro, 7200+ RPM) drives. Up to 3TB for a simple drop and swap, or up to 8TB with MSFR.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2018 #1215 of 1221
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    WD Red is my personal choice. MFSR works on any Roamio or Bolt, including OTA models.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2018 #1216 of 1221
    MarkSTA

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    I have sucessfully used a WD Purple 8TB in a Roamio. Has anyone else had any positive or negitive experiences with this WD family of drives?
     
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  19. LarryAtHome

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    I am using a 3TB Purple drive in my Roamio OTA
    It is working fine and is about 1.5yr old now. These drives are made for 24hr/7day use and multiple stream recording. They look like a cousin to the RED drives. May just be a firmware difference.
     
  20. collin

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    I'm setting up a 3TB Purple drive my my sister's Roamio.

    Is there any benefit to using mfsr on the drive for the 4K alignment or whatever?

    Side note: any need or way to turn off TLER on this drive?
     

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