Re-image a Series 3 TivoHD

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  1. Keith A Heikkinen

    Keith A Heikkinen New Member

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    OK, So a 2 Tb HD is the largest drive that this Series 3 can take? I'm about to order one, and wanted to be absolutely sure.

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  2. jmbach

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    Yes
     
  3. Keith A Heikkinen

    Keith A Heikkinen New Member

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    Thanks again for your help !!!
     
  4. unitron

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    In theory I think the S3 that came with a 1TB drive stock, the 658, can use a 2.2TB, for some really arcane reason having to do with TiVo rules about partitions and original images or something, but If anyone had ever made a 2.2TB drive it'd probably be ridiculously expensive anyway.

    When you copy to that 2TB drive, do the copy but do not expand as part of the process.

    EDIT: After you copy, check the copy with mfsinfo--everything should look good except for the big Apple Free partition you weren't expecting to see on the partition map. That's where the expansion will go. /EDIT

    Go back and do the expand as a process by itself. This increases your chance of success. I don't know why it does, but it does.

    This is for both WinMFS and MFS Tools. EDIT: And of course when I said MFS Tools I meant the MFS Live cd that spike based on the original MFS Tools. But I'd do it that way with anyone's MFS Tools, just to be safe. /EDIT

    In fact you can copy and then test in the TiVo and then expand, if you want to.
     
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  5. Keith A Heikkinen

    Keith A Heikkinen New Member

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    As I understand it, the MFStools 3.3 expands as part of the copy process. I have jumped through a lot of hoops suggested by JM concerns what to try. I have a functioning drive, which in fact is 1 TB, and can't thus far successfully copy over to the 2 TB. I have run a series of tests on both original drive and new WD Red, and they all don't indicate any issues.
    Started a new copy attempt this morning, and right out of the blocks got an error, literally within a minute of starting, but it continued on. It should be done in about 2-1/2 hours or so and will try again. I may try a fresh ISO image next as this copy thing is not working and I have a lot of time invested so far. I don't need the recordings on the box as I had already moved them via pytivo.

    Thank you for the response
     
  6. Keith A Heikkinen

    Keith A Heikkinen New Member

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    To add to what I wrote, above, I have no idea how to not expand as that does not seem to be an option I see in copy command line Ive been using. The expand is baked into the copy command, as JM (author of the tool) says.
     

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