Tivo HD 160 Upgrade to 2 TB now Reboot/Freeze.

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by btanoue, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. btanoue

    btanoue New Member

    Nov 25, 2002



    I have a 160 GB Tivo HD.
    I upgrade to a 2 TB seagate drive that others said seems to work. It was a green one.

    I used MFSLive 1.4 (I'm a linux geek so I'm not scared of the cmd line) :cool:

    I used this command:
    backup -qTao - /dev/sda | restore -s 128 -r 4 -xzpi - /dev/sdb

    It did a 160 GB but didn't expand. (x should have done that, but didn't)
    I also got 3 read errors from 3 sectors in a row.

    I think I then ran something like mfs_add or expand, I don't remember off hand.
    It said that it used all the storage.

    So now, it freezed tonight. It also took a long time to boot. It took two reboots (on its own to get to the little Tivo Mascot wallpaper)
    Any suggestions?

    I still have the 160 GB drive. So I could go back.

    The reason for the upgrade was that recently it would not show any video. Like I would have a channel on, and then I got nothing. Video output would cease. So I'd have to reboot.

    Please help. Family getting frustrated and weekend coming...ahhhhhh!

  2. btanoue

    btanoue New Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    Sorry for the bump, should this have been in the upgrade forum?
    Didn't see that till now.
  3. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    I wish I had an answer for you on this one but I dont have any experience with the Seagate drives. I use Western Digital and the upgrade went great. I'm sure someone will come along that can help out. A lot have used the Seagate drives too. :)
  4. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
  5. btanoue

    btanoue New Member

    Nov 25, 2002



    I don't think it did. I had a 1 TB that I used and all went well. I have no issues what so ever.

    I also had recording on the old 160 GB and my understanding was that I would not be able to bring those over if I used the JMFS method.

    That being said, having 157 hrs of HD now is way better. Our Tivo Suggestions are now like 130 shows and still going up. So I guess until we run out of room or need more space in the future, I'll upgrade then.

    Thank You for the link though.

  6. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    I used a Seagate 2TB in my Premiere. For my TiVo HD I used a Hitachi 2TB. No issues with either.

    You can check the links in my post on what I did for the TiVo HD upgrade: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8457277#post8457277

    Basically you can follow the 2/11/11 update section of this post: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8309405#post8309405

    Good Luck,
  7. WO312

    WO312 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    The recordings DO transfer using JMFS.

    With 2 TB, having 318 hours of HD is even better. :p

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