swapping out a secondary drive.

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by utnorris, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. utnorris

    utnorris New Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    Little Elm,...


    I just upgraded my TIVO storage space with an additional 500gb drive, everything went smoothly, however the 500gb is making grinding noises so i am going to replace it. The question is will I be able to just swap the HD out with the new one or will I need to rerun the boot cd to expand the TIVO once again? I would think that since they are identical drives I could just swap them out, but I wasn't sure if the boot cd actually rights something to the secondary HD so that will work with my TIVO A drive. Thanks in advance for any help on this.

  2. Klydeman

    Klydeman Member at Large

    Dec 27, 2005
    I am not the expert, but I do know the two drives are married together. You will not be able to just do a physical swap. Assuming the old drive is not completely toast, you have options to image over the old B drive to the new one and save your recordings. I have successfully used Hinsdales Guide with MFS 2.0. There is a scenario you are asking there. There are other options/scenarios to get where you need to.


    Hope it helps.

    PS: since you will have the drives out of the TIVO, it might be a good time to make a backup. You never know.

    PSS: I recently notice there is a new set of MFS tools out (MFSLive). Supposed to be the latest/greatest. I have not had an opportunity to use it. It has scenario to divorce B drive and then you can remarry.


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