Originally Posted by sandyjasmine
I probably won't copy the drive over. TCD652160 is what I have. So EURX is a good drive to get? If you have any other suggestions, that would be great.
If your current drive is still working it makes more sense to copy it than to use someone else's truncated image, although making an image from your current drive is a good idea as well, just for backup safety.
Whether booting from and using the MFS Live cd v1.4 (you download the .iso file and burn it as an image to a cd-r) or the WinMFS program running on Windows, either copying the old drive to the new one or restoring a truncated 652 backup to the new one, do not, repeat, do not do the expansion as part of that process.
That means not using the
option on the command line with the cd, or, if using WinMFS, telling it NO when it offers to expand.
For some reason it can sometimes go wrong and screw things up.
Instead, once you have the TiVo software written to the new drive via copy or restore, use
to check the new drive and make sure everything looks okay.
Then do the expansion as a separate process with
I don't know if the MFS Live cd will let you expand into all of a 2TB drive or not (although I hope to run that experiment in a couple of days), but WinMFS will, although it'll point out that you're about to exceed what used to be the 1.2TB per partition limit (not a problem ever since version 11.0h of the S3 software and yours should have been updated to 11.0m last year sometime) and you have to tell it to do so.
But before you put that new drive into service you need to run the drive manufacturer's own diagnostic software long test on it.
The WD test is available on the Ultimate Boot CD ( a free copy of which you can burn as an image for yourself, and if your Mac is Intel based it should boot in it).
And while you have that TiVo's lid off it's a good time to eyeball the power supply capacitors closely for bulging or leaking.
Unless I tell you otherwise, do not have the TiVo power cord plugged in while the lid is off.
ALWAYS KNOW WHERE BOTH ENDS OF THE TIVO POWER CORD ARE AT ALL TIMES!