Need MFStools 3.3 and an Image

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jmz101, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. jmz101

    jmz101 New Member

    Jun 21, 2020
    Can someone help me out? I'm new to this forum but have been searching for a while now for MFStools 3.3 with no luck. Also, I need an image for a TiVo series 3 - TCD652160 as well as the MFStools 3.3 link or copy. I've run across a developer version, but I don't think that's what i need. I'm currently running windows 10 x64 if that matters. My goal is to upgrade Series 3 to 2tb. Thanks
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    What make and model of the drive will you use?
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2020
  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    It's here in the 3.2 thread.

    MFS Tools 3.2

  4. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    The developer version may work, you'd have to ask jmbach though. You could actually use WinMFS for an S3 I think (assuming it will run on Win10 and you can find it to download). Make sure you use a CMR 2TB drive not SMR, used to be with a 2TB 3.5 did not have to worry about that (as most 2TB were CMR), now not necessarily true as WD proved with 2TB SMR Reds.
  5. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

    Jan 1, 2009
    The developer version will work just fine. The most readily available S3 images are in the WinMFS format and might as well use the same program to expand the image.

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  6. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    Am curious, will the developer version do EVERYTHING the older versions like 3.2 or 3.3 will do? If so I might as well pitch my older versions and use the developer version for everything :)

    OP is going to have fun with guided setup/updates with an S3, those S03 errors. Hope for their sake they are going to be using OTA, cable can be an "experience". I wonder if they have a functioning fairly recently updated drive in the S3 they could just expand instead of using an image.
  7. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

    Jan 1, 2009
    Yes. Nothing has been deprecated between the versions, just additional capabilities. And as far as I have tested, the additional capabilities did not break anything that the previous versions did.

    I like using MFSTools 3.x to copy and expand drives as it still keeps the overall layout of the image the same, just enlarging the recording space of the two intrinsic media partitions.
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