Premiere Drive Upgrade Instructions - with all-in-one jmfs Live CD

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Corran Horn

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    Nothing about advanced on the label. Online specs say
    ST3500414CS HEB 500GB SATAII 5900RPM 3.0Gb/s Pipeline HD

    I'd be willing to get whatever replacement drive...just didn't think the 4 would be different than any of the earlier Premieres so I figured this'd work.
     
  2. unitron

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    What's the model number of the 1TB you tried to use?
     
  3. Corran Horn

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    ST1000DM003 1TB Barracuda
     
  4. unitron

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    Well, that one's AF and 6Gb/s, and the Pipeline is neither, so maybe you need an older drive.
     
  5. Corran Horn

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    I didn't even consider that. Thanks for the help!
     
  6. unitron

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    The WD20EARS is AF, but apparently an early version of it, better at pretending to the outside world that it's a 512 byte sector drive, and people have used it successfully in the first Premiere model, as well as S3 HDs.

    Of course it's now considered an old model, and may be hard to find.

    The WD20EURS is an AV drive of about the same age and is still available.

    I'm getting ready to try one in an S3 HD.

    There have been recent reports of success using it in original Premieres.
     
  7. lessd

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    In the past I have had some problems with 5900Rpm drives, never knew what drive would work, solved the problem by using only 7200Rpm drives, never had any problem with that type of drive no matter what brand it was, I also used the advanced format drives without problems as long as it was 2Tb or less.
     
  8. CoxInPHX

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    Odd, that the new Premiere 4 would be using an older Seagate Pipeline HDD, and not a current WD HDD.

    It does not look like the Seagate ST3500414CS Pipeline is still in production.
     
  9. unitron

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    I'm beginning to wonder if anyone's had success with a 6Gb/s drive.
     
  10. retiredqwest

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    What model # is this Tivo?

    and where did you buy it?

    I've never heard of a Seagate drive in any Tivo, but who knows.
     
  11. Corran Horn

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    TiVo Premiere 4 bought Friday at BestBuy. Model TCD750500
     
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  13. retiredqwest

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    Now that is interesting.... I know I looked at my XL4 and I thought it had a WD something. Don't remember now, and have some shows recording tonite to take a look.

    So, I must assume the Premiere 4 booted up with no problems?

    You could try JMFS again doing just the copy and try that in the Tivo. The downfall of JMFS is that it doesn't show write errors, only read errors.

    If you try the above and it still won't boot you could try Seatools for DOS or Windows and test the 1TB for errors.

    Or just grab another drive and try again.


    And I would never do what you're doing until the 30 day return period ended.
     
  14. Corran Horn

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    It's back in and chugging away. I'll have to get the date code when I get a new drive for it. (likely a WD recommended above)

    Yeah, booted fine, Cable Card pairing went fine, recorded fine on all 4 tuners. I didn't pop it open until I knew all that. (and this way the stock drive had the pairings before I did the copy)

    Once I get the new replacement drive I'll do just the copy and test that. That is the time burn, anyway. The next 2 steps are pretty much instantaneous.

    When I put the stock drive back in it booted fine and was working as normal. I make an effort to be extra careful during upgrades (this is my 4th since putting a second drive in my S1 a million years ago) but you're right...it could've been DOA or die in the next 30 days (knock on wood) and I'd be stuck. Here's hoping that doesn't happen.
     
  15. Corran Horn

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    Date Code Year:
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    Build Date:
    Saturday, May 26, 2012

    Warranty Valid:
    Yes

    Pulled it to attempt the expansion to a new 2TB WD20EURS. Will report results.
     
  16. Cap'n Preshoot

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    Somewhere I recall someone mentioning the need, or perhaps just recommending that we periodically go through the tedium of re installing the factory-original drive to keep its software version current, just in case the new 2-tb drive crashes and we have to rebuild another drive.

    I understand the need to hang on to the original drive, but is it really necessary to periodically re-install it & pull down the latest code?... I mean, gee whiz...

    But if truly so then how often? The drive replacement went well, but taking my TIVO out of service to do a drive swap, then forcing a software download, then reassembling again is really not an exercise I look forward to periodically needing to do.

    What's the official word on this ? (Obviously new TIVOs sit in inventory for goodness-knows how long without being "updated", so what's the true scoop here?)

    Thanks!!!!!
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  17. lessd

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    No good reason to do this as if the drive (or copy of the drive) is needed TiVo will update the software itself.
     
  18. Corran Horn

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    Confirming that the WD20EURS works as an upgrade drive follwing jmfs with the Tivo Premiere 4. Thanks for the advice and guidance all.
     
  19. Cap'n Preshoot

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    Thanks Les. I did put a Post-It note on the old drive with the date of removal & placed it along with the original JMFS CD back in a padded shipping carton

    By the way, for the one or two I see inquiring, the new 2tb drive was a WD20EURS. No config. issues, followed Comer's original post
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    Newegg has the WD20EURS on sale for $99.99. Just got it today and followed the instructions for the Premiere. Up and running in about 2.5 hours. The original drive was almost full at 90%, now it's at 12%.
     

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