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Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Haggisxj900, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Haggisxj900

    Haggisxj900 New Member

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    Hi, I wonder if someone can help me?

    I have a Tivo that I have had for a number of years, with its original drive or drives as the case may be. I now find myself in the position that I have two matched Maxtor 40gb drives that have come from a redundant compuer that I have.

    I was wondering if it would be possible to swap these drives for the existing
    drive(s) to give me a total of 80gb.

    and if so what is the best way to go about it, bearing in mind that I am totally useless when it comes to tech stuff with computers turned on unless it is plug and play.

    I am not in the position to go buying new drives, so please do not suggest that.

    Hope someone can help.

    Haggis.
     
  2. fade2grey

    fade2grey New Member

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    funnily enough, I've just had the same thought - except I think mine's a single drive UK tivo
     
  3. Haggisxj900

    Haggisxj900 New Member

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    One thought that I have just had is could some one with the know how who possibly lives near me set the drives up so I would just have to swap them over with the original(s) :rolleyes: :up:

    Haggis

    By the way I live near St Neots in Cambridgeshire.
     
  4. Raisltin Majere

    Raisltin Majere The 96 YNWA

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  5. Haggisxj900

    Haggisxj900 New Member

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    Thanks Raisltin,

    I have had a look at the link and I have one question.........

    CAN SOMEONE HELP ME.......
     
  6. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    You don't have to do everything in Hinsdale - most of the sections are for other configurations.

    What it boils down to for a UK TiVo is:-

    1. Unlock your TiVo drive
    2. Make a backup of the system software and settings
    3. Restore the backup to your new drive(s)

    You will need a CD burner, a PC with normal IDE connections (not SATA) and a CDROM (or floppy) drive, a spare drive (could be one of the new ones) with a FAT partition on it ...and a few hours to spare.

    Steps 2 & 3 can be combined, removing the need for the intermediate drive with a FAT partition - but that way you won't get a backup you can put aside for safe-keeping.
     

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