MFS Reformatter (mfsr)

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  1. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    How is the drive attached to your computer, and does MFSR see the correct size for that drive?
     
  2. ECuster

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    The first time through I placed the empty 14TB drive into the Roamio and it created a 3TB are on the drive. The Roamio booted and everything was working properly. I pulled it out and connected it the computer via USB. I'm trying a second approach where I used MFSTools to copy the original Roamio 1TB drive onto the 14TB drive. When I start up MFSR I see:
    MFSR1006 Startup.jpg
    I only copied a 1TB drive to the new 14TB drive; why does this show a 4TB recording area even though I have not tried to format it yet?


    When I select Reformat it produces:
    MFSR1006 Invalid Roamio drive format.jpg

    Then when I click OK:
    MFSR1006 ReformatRoamioDrive.jpg

    I'm open to any suggestions you have on the best way to proceed.
     
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    I've never tested it against a drive that was already formatted by MFS Tools. Since you have already copied and expanded it to 4TB with MFS Tools, it would probably be a lot easier to forget MFSR and just continue to use MFS Tools to expand it from there.
     
  4. waterandland

    waterandland New Member

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    How do I get MFS Formatter Tools Program on a bookable CD?
     
  5. ThAbtO

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    Pardon me.

    MFSR reformatter is not to be on a CD... It is in fact, just a small Windows program.
     
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  6. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking about MFS Reformatter (this thread) or MFS Tools 3.2?
     
  7. Aug 4, 2020 #1467 of 1494
    Bryan_K

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    Hi,

    Any idea why I am getting this message when running v 1.0.0.4 (as an administrator) ?

    upload_2020-8-4_19-6-30.png


    I removed all other drives with the exception of my boot drive.

    I installed the drive in my Bolt XL and waited for the Getting Started menu, then connected it via SATA into my desktop.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2020 #1468 of 1494
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen that error before, but certain SD card readers have been known to cause problems with it. Can you tell what your desktop has assigned as T: drive?
     
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  9. Aug 4, 2020 #1469 of 1494
    Bryan_K

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the quick response.

    I think my T: mapping may have been a Google drive cache. I tried in safe mode and it worked perfectly. Just put drive in my Bolt and it's working with 8TB of storage. Interestingly, the Windows 7 machine I used to run the formatter now won't boot and is hanging on Loading Operating System.... I better go check all of the drive connections....
     
  10. jackster159

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    New to using MFS. Picked up a roamio plus, pulled the 1 tb hard drive. Put in an 8tb WD white label (supposedly same as red these days). Let tivo start up until the what country you are in screen. Shut down the tivo, put it in an external dock, ran MFS, it showed as 1 tb drive, and errors on trying to do anything. The not trying to move any files as the original 1 tb drive had nothing and the 8tb had nothing. I ran it as admin, as well. Any help appreciated! Thanks!
    Drive shows up as Series 5 1308.04 GB Generic Hard Drve 1302.22 GB allowed for recordings
    line 984 readfile eror and
    line 337 reformat roamio drive
    running 1.00.4
     
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  11. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    It's probably the dock not recognizing a drive that big. How old is it?
     
  12. jackster159

    jackster159 New Member

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    You may be right, it is an older dock, I'd say 5 yrs or more. I will look for a different dock. Will the roamio only format the 8tb to 1.3 or should it format to 3tb on its own?

    Found a newer sata to usb interface, recognizes the drive correctly and is doing its magic as I type. Your assessment was right on! Thanks so much!
     
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  13. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    It will format it to some seemingly random value under 2TB. What actually happens is that the firmware formats it correctly for the full drive size, then when it reboots the OS takes the lower 32 bits of the 64-bit drive size and reformats it again accordingly.
     
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  14. marcao

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    Greg,
    can you help sending me the Beta version of MFS reformatter? I plan to install a 10TB purple drive on a Roamio. Thanks!
     
  15. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Sent.
     
  16. wingedpower

    wingedpower New Member

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    Hi all, looking for the latest version of beta version of the MFS Reformatter. My Tivo Series5/Roamio Pro is starting to glitch and am looking to upgrade/replace the drive. Looks like many of the links out there have bitrotted or haven't been updated in a long long time. Is MFSR still being maintained and if so, where or whom should I reach out to to get the latest version that supports the new larger drive sizes? thx!
     
  17. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Version 1.0.0.4 is still the latest version. You can download it from post #2 of this thread.

    It still only goes up to 8TB.
     
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  18. Oct 2, 2020 #1478 of 1494
    Francorossobianco

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    Hi and thanks for this tool. My Bolt died with the 4 flashing LEDs, I've got a clean 4TB SSD that used to be in an older Bolt, so I know it will work with TiVo. Just want to ask which version I should use, the latest one or 1.0.0.2, which seems to be the one most applicable for a Bolt and a 4TB drive. Thanks.
     
  19. Oct 2, 2020 #1479 of 1494
    ggieseke

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    Use the latest version (1.0.0.4).
     
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  20. Oct 8, 2020 #1480 of 1494
    Johnny Danger

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    I saw a 14GB hard drive on sale the other day.

    When will the software support larger than 8 TB hard drives. I already have 100% of my 8TB filled to the max.
     

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