Originally Posted by ggieseke
Greg, thanks for sending the image. It worked like a charm, almost...
I was able to restore it onto the original 320GB drive that came with the Premiere and the Tivo boots normally. I am still running through the guided setup and just did a Clear and Delete Everything.
However, I am having loads of problems with a new WD20EURX (from Jet.com). I attempted to restore the clean image onto the drive with DvrBARS, and then supersized it with JMFS, followed by WDIDLE3. When I put it into the Tivo, I would get all lights flashing and nothing on the screen like there was no HD installed at all. No welcome screen, just blinking.
I don't know if it's a problem with the WD20EURX or my HP Pavilion Bios, but the majority of the time with the drive connected, it does not get detected by my Bios. The only way I can get it to detect is if I first run WD Lifeguard from my ultimate boot CD, see the new drive, and then restart the computer. The next time I reboot the bios (and Windows 7) still usually don't see the drive until I re-run Lifeguard.
Every time I run WD Lifeguard it detects the drive no problem. It passes the WD short test and I have run the Write Zeros (quick erase) two times.
I have also re-run this same process on a completely different Dell PC (which detected the HD first time). I re-ran DvrBARS Restore from the Dell PC , and got the same result - all lights flashing on Tivo like no drive detected.
Each time I have run the exercise directly connected to the SATA on the motherboard(s). I have used 2 different SATA cables (one in each PC) so that seems to rule out a cabling issue. I have also tried to add the jumper to pins 5-6 to limit the drive to limit transfer speed to 3 Gb/s. I don't have a USB-to-SATA cable so I haven't tried that scenario.
At this point I am flustered. I feel like the drive is flaky and should be RMA'd but it passes every test every time through WD Lifeguard, which makes me think it may be something else.
I'm open for suggestions at this point. Thanks for reading.