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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.
This may be the dumbest question ever posed in this thread but:
When upgrading the drive, will it copy ALL of the recordings over to the new drive (including copy protected ones)? I've always understood it simply does a bit for bit copy but the only other time I had to copy a TIVO drive, none of the recordings were copy protected so it didn't dawn on me.
I have a 2TB Premiere XL that I want to take up to 4TB (which is probably the easiest thing to do, right?). What is the go to drive right now for making that upgrade?
I would recommend using Mfstools 3.2 to copy and expand the drive especially since your current drive has been expanded once already.
the answer is yes...
The other answer is a WD Red (not pro) drive is one of the recommended drives.
Thank you both for the quick and helpful responses.
Just to clear one thing up: I've never upgraded this TIVO's hard-drive, so I assume it is stock.
I will look for a Red drive. Thanks again .
What is the model number of the TiVo? A Premiere XL as far as I know came with a 1TB drive.
It is an XL4, TCD758250. I actually have 3 of them.
Looking back, I see I put XL in the original post. My apologies.
That makes sense now.
You would best use MFSTools 3.2 for your copy. You will need a patched version of JMFS for it to expand your drive which I think you can find somewhere in this thread.
I searched the word patch in this thread and came up empty (except a post talking about cabbage!).
I have the WD Red drive and want to make sure I don't Bork these drives. After making sure my TIVO has the most up-to-date software, I should:
-place image of mfs 3.2 disc in dvd drive
-plug both current drive and upgrade drive in an empty pc tower
-boot from DVD and follow on screen instructions?
I'm just looking to take current drive (2TB), copy it bit-for-bit to new 4TB drive with new increased space. Are there any tricks or special steps I should take to ensure I don't ruin either drive and get this right on the first try?
It is not as menu driven as JMFS. Read the first few posts of MFSTools 3.2 thread and the post with the links to the ISO of MFSTools 3.2. Will answer any questions in the MFSTools 3.2 thread.
Can someone point me to the latest procedure for upgrading a Premiere which has the WD External Expander in use? I assume that there is still a way to use both drives as the source for a new, single expansion drive, but couldn't easily find that procedure here. Given that my Premiere has 500GB original + 1TB Expander, I'm hoping to bump up to a 4TB+ single drive config (I believe max is 8TB per other threads, right?) and preserve recordings if possible.
You will need to use MFSTools 3.2 and follow the instructions in the 8 TB Premier thread.
Thanks! If I just want to go to 4TB (seems like that's a sweet spot for price/capacity at the moment), do I want to be using jmfs, MFSTools 3.2, or something else? Trying to find the relevant commands for this case somewhere...
If you want to combine two drives into one you will need MFSTools 3.2
I'm going to sound stupid here but I'm not a programmer or well versed in Linux etc. but I can follow instructions (usually). I can't by step one. When I'm unzipping the jmfs.rev104.iso there is no .iso file. I read through several dozen posts and saw there may be an issue with bootable DVD versus CD. Have no CDs so I went with the USB version. When I use the UUI and browse for the .iso file there is none. I'm totally lost here, can't even get through the first step to boot to .iso. Anyone have a suggestion or am I just an idiot?
What is the complete file name you are downloading
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I'm using the download link from the first page of this thread.
I was able to download the zip file and unpack with WinRAR successfully.
So was I and it still doesn't show up in UUI.