Rescue My Recordings?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Steve-0, Dec 24, 2020.

  1. Steve-0

    Steve-0 New Member

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    So, back to the original issue then.

    My Roamio OTA started crashing, and the crashes were becoming much more frequent - multiple time a day.

    Once I get the new drive will cloning the old drive to it likely solve the problem? The Roamio is currently humming along nicely with its factory drive.
     
  2. Steve-0

    Steve-0 New Member

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    So the Purple is actually a couple of bucks cheaper than the red plus. Any particular purple? I'm trying to simplify life by sticking to 3TB.
     
  3. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    That I cannot answer. If there are errors on the drive you are copying the errors may copy to the new drive. Probably some other posters made recommendations, try a copy, if does not work can try something called DD rescue I think.
     
  4. Steve-0

    Steve-0 New Member

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    I see WD30PURX and WD30PURZ within $1 of each other.

    I assume the WD30PURZ is my best bet.
     
  5. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    Any Purple, all are CMR. Check WD site for latest model, I think it's PURZ but with WD who knows. PURX will work also but older model so maybe warranty difference, manufacturing date. Try to stick with 5400RPM, some of the larger capacity Purples are 7200RPM. I think 3TB are 5400RPM. 7200RPM will work but run a bit hotter and maybe a bit noisier.
     
  6. Steve-0

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  7. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok well here is the difference. Warranty, if you buy from an non authorized WD seller the warranty starts on the MANUFACTURING DATE ON THE DRIVE. With an older model can be years in the past, can end up with no warranty. If you buy from an WD authorized seller (or WD themselves, they have a store on Amazon), you get full warranty FROM DATE OF PURCHASE (register and keep receipt). So can be a HUGE difference warranty wise, 3 years for sure or less or nothing depending on who you buy from.
     
  8. LarryAtHome

    LarryAtHome Active Member

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    I believe once the old 1TB drive was put in the TiVo the 3TB drive will not recognize the recordings anymore.
     
  9. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    The difference between the CMR and SMR drives is the way it writes data, SMR layers the data like the roof tiles of a house (BAD) , CMR is like the wall tiles in the bathroom, they don't overlap (GOOD).
     
  10. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    I screwed up a bit, after I asked what model drive you purchased I came back to check for response and saw something about the EFRX. Thought that was you responding, but it was another poster recommending the EFRX, not you mentioning what you had ordered. So some of what I said, about them sending the wrong drive etc, that was based on me thinking you had ordered an EFRX but got shipped an EFAX. I think all worked out in end though. Sorry about that.
     
  11. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about that. When they put in the TE3 1TB it might have just "upgraded" it to TE4? If so the recordings might still be there, when upgrading (sidegrading) from TE3 to TE4 recordings are maintained. But that is if you upgrade to TE4 manually by choice, not sure what happens if you put a TE3 drive into a Tivo (Roamio) that has been upgraded to TE4 off another drive. Shall see I guess when they clone the 1TB to the new 3TB purple............

    Based on it being a Roamio, if it was a Bolt or Edge at this point with drive swapping etc recordings would almost certainly be gone.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2020
  12. Steve-0

    Steve-0 New Member

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    I hope you're wrong. I did this same thing once already, partly as a troubleshooting measure partly to provide a stable TiVo while waiting for the new drive. When I swapped in the new drive after cloning, the recordings were intact. Hopefully the same will be true the second time.
     
  13. Steve-0

    Steve-0 New Member

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    So, now I've complete the WD diagnostic scan on both the Green and the Red, and found no errors. Which I guess points back to the power adapter?

    Seems so unlikely the both of the 3 amp adapters I bought barely a year ago would be failing at the same time... not sure what to think.
     

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