Series two Dual Tuner - 500GB IDE? Will that work?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by richklein, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. richklein

    richklein New Member

    Feb 9, 2001

    I have a Series 2 DT Tivo. I am looking to buy a Western Digital 500GB Ide drive -

    That one is pretty cheap.

    I am going to use Instacake & that drive & dump my old 80gb drive in favor of the 500gb one.

    Will this drive work or is it to big? I remember if you went above 250gb (back in the Tivo days) that you might have a problem.

  2. spike2k5

    spike2k5 New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    If you have a working Tivo drive, you don't have to use Instantcake.
    Just duplicate original drive to the new.

    If you use older mfstools, include -r 4 to get around that "273GB bug", when you are doing restore.
    If you us MFSLive Linux boot CD, you don't have to include -r 4 as that bug is fixed.

    You can also try WinMFS if you have a windows xp sp2 or later OS.
  3. richklein

    richklein New Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    I will take a look at the winMFS. Will a 500gb drive work with it?
  4. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

    May 9, 2007
    Aurora, CO
    Yes, I am using a Seagate 500gig in mine.

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