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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by joball70, Jul 19, 2019.
Thanks for making it available, but I am having trouble with the download. It is consistently failing after a little more than 500 MB. I tried at least 10 times with Firefox and Edge. Firefox just quits, while Edge reports "Couldn't download - Network issue". I tried both a direct download and from the dropbox What am I doing wrong, and what else should I try? Thanks.
Turn off any virus detection programs.
Thanks. I am trying that right now...
I think it did not work for me. I use Norton, and temporarily disabled it with a software switch. On two computers (running Win7 and Win10), I was never able to do a direct download.
I had no previous of awareness of Dropbox as a desktop program, but that appears to have been the solution. I downloaded it, started the installation, and went to bed. When I got up and completed the installation, I found a new Dropbox folder on my c: drive that automagically had the same file names as the Dropbox web site. I copied the zip file from ggieseke (thanks!) onto a thumb drive. It was the right size and the unzipping program never complained, so it must be OK.
Is anything else needed besides DvrBAR, MFSTools and WinMFS?
Now just waiting for the new drive to appear in the mail!
DvrBARS is all you need to restore the image. If you're using a drive larger than the factory 1TB drive you can use MFSTools 3.x to expand it after the restore, but I also have images for drives up to 4TB that would eliminate that step. WinMFS only works on Series 3 and earlier models, so don't even try to use it on a Premiere.
My seller offered me a 4TB WD Red WD400EFRX for the same price. Will that also work, or should I get a real WD20EFRX? Do I need a different image, or will the one I got work on the 4TB drive?
Either will work. The only difference is the size. 4TB, and 2TB.
Really? I thought any drive > 3TB needed special preparation or only the first 2TB would be useable.
Use MFSTools 3.3 to expand to the full 4TB.
I would very much appreciate an image file for a 3 TB drive I'll be using to replace the original 1TB drive in my TCD748000. Thanks!
Also which utility is needed, MFSTools 3.3 or DvrBARS? I'd like to use one that works from within Windows 10 if possible.
MFSTools 3.3 is not a Windows app/tool. You make a CD or or USB drive and boot from it. You then use it to expand after the image was 'implanted.'
Thanks so much for that information. I read a post right here by @ggieseke where he offered to send a 3TB image file so that only DvrBARS is needed. I'm hoping I can go that way.