replacing failing 250gb?

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  1. gary cheshire

    gary cheshire New Member

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    Hi,

    my 250gb drive appears to be failing so I thought it would be a good idea to copy all the info inc recordings to a new 250gb drive. I'm using the dd command but does anyone have any idea how long this should normally take and will the dd command do a complete copy ie. >137gb kernal etc?

    cheers

    Gary
     
  2. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    Yes, it will copy everything - dd makes an exact sector-for-sector copy of the drive.

    I would expect 250gb to take anything from 12-18 hours to 2 weeks depending on the speed of your PC and the number of bad sectors on the source drive. Have you tried using MFSTools? That would be a lot quicker if your drive isn't full.
     
  3. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    Last time I did a DD (Think it was a 120GB drive) it took about 8-12 hours
     
  4. johala_reewi

    johala_reewi New Member

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    I recently did a dd of a 250G drive and it took about 8 hours. Check you have enabled UDMA (in the BIOS) for the HDDs (forgot this once and it took forever to copy).
     
  5. gary cheshire

    gary cheshire New Member

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    well it took a little over 26 hours - but job done (238mb copied). just got to send the 250gb media drive to rexo for replacement.

    blindlemon - do you happen to know if rexo have any of these drives currently in stock?

    cheers

    Gary
     
  6. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    They normally have both SP2514N and HA250JC - although I very rarely have to RMA an HA250JC :up: - and will usually send out a replacement within a couple of days of receiving the faulty drive.
     
  7. gary cheshire

    gary cheshire New Member

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    Hi - thanx for info.

    Sorry to ask and a little off topic but thought I would install a turbonet card while I'm changing the HD but could anyone please point me in the best direction for info on how to do the install?

    cheers

    Gary
     
  8. johala_reewi

    johala_reewi New Member

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  9. martink0646

    martink0646 New Member

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    Yes, it's fine. I used Steve Conrad's guide for my install

    Martin
     

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