MFS Tools 3.2

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  1. jmbach

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    Roamio and Bolt drives that start out 4 TB or less can be expanded to 16 TB. MFSR created drives of 6 TB and 8 TB can be expanded to 18 TB and 20 TB respectively. That is with future tools. Current tools those sizes are 10 TB, 12 TB, and 14 TB respectively.
     
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  2. KT88

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    I want to clone my Premiere from 500GB to 6GB. We have post #2 in the 6TB Premiere thread, using MFSTools 3.2. However post #131 in this thread (referencing the newer ver. 3.32) states Premiere models can be copied to a larger drive *up to* 8 TB if the ancillary tools are used and the instructions in the 8TB Premiere thread is followed. This seems to imply I could accomplish this via the newer ver. 3.32. My question: Which method is recommended at this point and time? Thanks much!
     
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    ...I've corrected my first sentence to read "6TB", not "6GB".
     
  4. jmbach

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    Use the newer ISO. All the tools you will need are on it.
     
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    jmbach, your post #2 in the 6TB Premiere thread worked perfectly. I'm now showing 962 HD hours on my 6TB drive. I used the newer MFSTools 3.32, per your suggestion. Thanks!
     
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  6. richsadams

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    Curious, is there a brief explanation about the difference(s) between MFSTools 3.2 and 3.32? If it's too involved, no problem, just wondering about when to use either going forward.

    TIA!
     
  7. jmbach

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    MFSTools 3.32 supports copying Bolt drives.
     
  8. richsadams

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    Excellent! Another tool in the arsenal.

    BTW, just received the replacement WD40EFRX 4TB HDD for the Premiere today. Running read-write-read tests on it. Should be able to use MFSTools 3.2 to copy the existing 2TB over in the next few days.

    Also received a new Toshiba MQ03ABB300 3TB 2.5" drive from the eBay seller yesterday and fully tested it overnight - no errors. Since I still have our Bolt+ I'm going to slip it in and see how it does, then put it on the shelf as a backup for our new Bolt Vox.

    Thanks again!
     
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  9. Johnny Danger

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    Does this software support the BOLT also or just Roamio?

    What is the largest hard drive it will support? For example, will it support 14TB drive?

    Thanks.
     
  10. jmbach

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    It supports TiVo models up through the Bolts.

    As far as size it will support, it depends on how the existing drive is made (native format or MFSR format) and if I extend the ancillary tools.
     
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  11. Johnny Danger

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    The front page for this post does not mention bolt under the supported models. If it supports the bolt, it should really be updated to say that so there is no confusion. I am glad to hear that it does support BOLT.

    Secondly, what do you mean by " existing drive"? The drive that came with my BOLT was completely dead.

    I am trying to create a new drive for it. I have, 1TB SSD, 8TB,10TB,12TB and 14TB drives available to me. Obviously, I would like the biggest drive I can get in there.

    Should I put in the 14TB drive inside the BOLT, run setup until complete then remove hard drive and place in a PC using the MFS tools 3.2 to expand the partition or something like that? Is that pretty much the profess?

    Can you explain what you mean by native format, ancillary tools,etc.....?

    Thanks.
     
  12. jmbach

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    Since I am not the OP for the thread I cannot update the post, however the post where I have made the ISOs available does have the updated information.

    Existing drive means the drive currently in the TiVo.

    You can use the 14TB but you will not be able to go there directly.

    You would have to put the 8 TB in the TiVo first, let it self format, then use MFSR on it to get to use the whole 8 TB. Let the TiVo boot up and make several connections to the TiVo servers.

    Then clone the 8 TB to the 14 TB. Boot it in the TiVo and make sure it connects to the TiVo servers and downloads successfully. Run a KS 58 and make sure it finishes successfully.

    Then follow the 10 TB DIY Roamio instructions to get it to 14 TB.
     
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    I really need some help here please. I bought a stand alone HDD cloning hub. I want to clone my 1.5TB HDD to a new 4TB HDD. My problem comes in using MFSTools 3.32. I downloaded the ISO and burned a bootable DVD. I can boot up the disc but I get as far as the screen right after the welcome screen. The program loads only with the first selection but shows a fatal error while trying to load something with the NIC. It does a whole bunch of counting but never makes it past fatal error. If I reboot the computer and try to select any other option after the welcome screen on the disk then the program locks up. I can not do anything at all. What am I doing wrong? All I want to do is clone my old Roamio OTA HDD and use MFSTools 3.32 to expand the new drive so the Roamio sees all 4TB. But I can't get the program to even load properly.
     
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    jmbach

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    Can you post a screen shot of the error.
     
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    I'm trying. I keep getting a forum error message saying the file is too big. Trying to figure out how to shrink it.
     
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    bam1220

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    I can't get it to load. I have shrunk the pic but the forum keeps telling me it's too large. I am extremely frustrated at this point and am going to walk away for a while. MFSTool 3.2 just locks up and I can't post the error pic.
     
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    richsadams

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    Upload it to tinypng.com, download the compressed copy and try uploading it to the forum again:

    TinyPNG – Compress PNG images while preserving transparency

    Although it's called "TinyPNG" it works with .jpg and most other image formats.
     
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    bam1220

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    Thank you for the suggestion. That page gives me an error that the image is too large.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2020 #1439 of 2033
    jmbach

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    You can try to email the picture to yourself. Some email programs will 'shrink' the picture when they are sent.

    Other option is to use a lower resolution when you take the picture.
     
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    bam1220

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    Does anyone know of another way to expand the drive once it's cloned so that my Roamio will see all 4TB? Is there a link to an older version of MFSTools? I can't seem to find one. Honestly I am not an idiot. I build and repair computers for a living. I know my way around one. I also upgraded my original HDD in my Roamio OTA a few years ago. But I didn't so it this way. This really has me stumped.
     

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