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I'm worried the hard drive in my Tivo is about to go kaput because it
occasionally makes a harsh whining sound that I have heard dying hard drives
make before. I'm technical enough to remove the drive and connect it to a
PC running Windows XP... Is there a way to make a bit-by-bit copy of the
drive to back it up? I'd need a comprehensive step-by-step guide if
possible.
 
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In article <ftednb_3metmua3eRVn-og@giganews.com>,
"Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:

> I'm worried the hard drive in my Tivo is about to go kaput because it
> occasionally makes a harsh whining sound that I have heard dying hard drives
> make before. I'm technical enough to remove the drive and connect it to a
> PC running Windows XP... Is there a way to make a bit-by-bit copy of the
> drive to back it up? I'd need a comprehensive step-by-step guide if
> possible.

http://tivo.upgrade-instructions.com/index.php

Dont use Windows, you have to use Linux.
 
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"Jack Zwick" <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> In article <ftednb_3metmua3eRVn-og@giganews.com>,
> "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm worried the hard drive in my Tivo is about to go kaput because it
>> occasionally makes a harsh whining sound that I have heard dying hard
>> drives
>> make before. I'm technical enough to remove the drive and connect it to
>> a
>> PC running Windows XP... Is there a way to make a bit-by-bit copy of the
>> drive to back it up? I'd need a comprehensive step-by-step guide if
>> possible.
>
> http://tivo.upgrade-instructions.com/index.php
>
> Dont use Windows, you have to use Linux.

Thank you. I have a question I cannot find an answer to on that site.

1. If I use a larger drive to upgrade my storage hours, what is the maximum
size of drive I can use?
 

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"Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote in
news:ftednb_3metmua3eRVn-og@giganews.com:

> drives make before. I'm technical enough to remove the drive and
> connect it to a PC running Windows XP... Is there a way to make a

Rule 1: Never connect a TiVo drive to an XP box unless you intend to use it
in the XP box forever, never returning it to the TiVo.

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In article <Rt6dnTjoN8Ra3K3eRVn-sA@giganews.com>,
"Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:

>
> "Jack Zwick" <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:jackzwick-568F73.10255020092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com...
> > In article <ftednb_3metmua3eRVn-og@giganews.com>,
> > "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I'm worried the hard drive in my Tivo is about to go kaput because it
> >> occasionally makes a harsh whining sound that I have heard dying hard
> >> drives
> >> make before. I'm technical enough to remove the drive and connect it to
> >> a
> >> PC running Windows XP... Is there a way to make a bit-by-bit copy of the
> >> drive to back it up? I'd need a comprehensive step-by-step guide if
> >> possible.
> >
> > http://tivo.upgrade-instructions.com/index.php
> >
> > Dont use Windows, you have to use Linux.
>
> Thank you. I have a question I cannot find an answer to on that site.
>
> 1. If I use a larger drive to upgrade my storage hours, what is the maximum
> size of drive I can use?

There is no maximum. Using older software tools, Linux will only "see"
137 Gig per hard drive.

Using a CD from ptvupgrade (they charge $19.99) , and current TiVo OS
(6.2 or 7.1) there is no limit.
 
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"Jack Zwick" <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:jackzwick-8786CD.12280520092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com...
> In article <Rt6dnTjoN8Ra3K3eRVn-sA@giganews.com>,
> "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> "Jack Zwick" <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:jackzwick-568F73.10255020092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com...
>> > In article <ftednb_3metmua3eRVn-og@giganews.com>,
>> > "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:
Is there a way to make a bit-by-bit copy of the
>> >> drive to back it up? I'd need a comprehensive step-by-step guide if
>> >> possible.
>> >
>> > http://tivo.upgrade-instructions.com/index.php
>> >
>> > Dont use Windows, you have to use Linux.
>>
>> Thank you. I have a question I cannot find an answer to on that site.
>>
>> 1. If I use a larger drive to upgrade my storage hours, what is the
>> maximum
>> size of drive I can use?
>
> There is no maximum. Using older software tools, Linux will only "see"
> 137 Gig per hard drive.
>
> Using a CD from ptvupgrade (they charge $19.99) , and current TiVo OS
> (6.2 or 7.1) there is no limit.

Thanks again, Jack. You rock!
 
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"Jack Zwick" <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:jackzwick-8786CD.12280520092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com...
> In article <Rt6dnTjoN8Ra3K3eRVn-sA@giganews.com>,
> "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> "Jack Zwick" <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:jackzwick-568F73.10255020092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com...
>> > In article <ftednb_3metmua3eRVn-og@giganews.com>,
>> > "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I'm worried the hard drive in my Tivo is about to go kaput because it
>> >> occasionally makes a harsh whining sound that I have heard dying hard
>> >> drives
>> >> make before. I'm technical enough to remove the drive and connect it
>> >> to
>> >> a
>> >> PC running Windows XP... Is there a way to make a bit-by-bit copy of
>> >> the
>> >> drive to back it up? I'd need a comprehensive step-by-step guide if
>> >> possible.
>> >
>> > http://tivo.upgrade-instructions.com/index.php
>> >
>> > Dont use Windows, you have to use Linux.
>>
>> Thank you. I have a question I cannot find an answer to on that site.
>>
>> 1. If I use a larger drive to upgrade my storage hours, what is the
>> maximum
>> size of drive I can use?
>
> There is no maximum. Using older software tools, Linux will only "see"
> 137 Gig per hard drive.
>
> Using a CD from ptvupgrade (they charge $19.99) , and current TiVo OS
> (6.2 or 7.1) there is no limit.

One more question. is 5400 RPM ok? I prefer the lower speed as it
generates less heat, but I don't know if that would cause a problem or not.
I'm looking at a 300 GB drive, which seems to be the price sweet spot now.
 
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In article <58ydnRM8CJEj8q3eRVn-ow@giganews.com>,
"Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:

>
> "Jack Zwick" <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:jackzwick-8786CD.12280520092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com...
> > In article <Rt6dnTjoN8Ra3K3eRVn-sA@giganews.com>,
> > "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "Jack Zwick" <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> >> news:jackzwick-568F73.10255020092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com...
> >> > In article <ftednb_3metmua3eRVn-og@giganews.com>,
> >> > "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> I'm worried the hard drive in my Tivo is about to go kaput because it
> >> >> occasionally makes a harsh whining sound that I have heard dying hard
> >> >> drives
> >> >> make before. I'm technical enough to remove the drive and connect it
> >> >> to
> >> >> a
> >> >> PC running Windows XP... Is there a way to make a bit-by-bit copy of
> >> >> the
> >> >> drive to back it up? I'd need a comprehensive step-by-step guide if
> >> >> possible.
> >> >
> >> > http://tivo.upgrade-instructions.com/index.php
> >> >
> >> > Dont use Windows, you have to use Linux.
> >>
> >> Thank you. I have a question I cannot find an answer to on that site.
> >>
> >> 1. If I use a larger drive to upgrade my storage hours, what is the
> >> maximum
> >> size of drive I can use?
> >
> > There is no maximum. Using older software tools, Linux will only "see"
> > 137 Gig per hard drive.
> >
> > Using a CD from ptvupgrade (they charge $19.99) , and current TiVo OS
> > (6.2 or 7.1) there is no limit.
>
> One more question. is 5400 RPM ok? I prefer the lower speed as it
> generates less heat, but I don't know if that would cause a problem or not.
> I'm looking at a 300 GB drive, which seems to be the price sweet spot now.

5400 is good, the TiVo aint that fast of a Linux box that it benefits
from faster HDs.
 
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Is there somewhere you could send a TIVO box and have it upgraded under a
3rd party warranty (if it break, they fix)?

Thanks in advance!



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dwacon wrote:
> Is there somewhere you could send a TIVO box and have it upgraded under a
> 3rd party warranty (if it break, they fix)?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>

I upgrade and repair TiVos with hard drive problems. I warranty hard
drive upgrades for 1 year. I don't warranty other parts of the system.

Brad Houser
http://siliconvalleyupgrades.com
 
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<brad.houser@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> dwacon wrote:
>> Is there somewhere you could send a TIVO box and have it upgraded under a
>> 3rd party warranty (if it break, they fix)?
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
>>
>
> I upgrade and repair TiVos with hard drive problems. I warranty hard
> drive upgrades for 1 year. I don't warranty other parts of the system.
>
> Brad Houser
> http://siliconvalleyupgrades.com
>


Kewl. Added to my favorites.


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