Need Help: Upgraded HD died. Want to replace with one HD
Ok so I assume a power failure last night fried my Maxtor 6Y120L0 that I had added to my Series 2 TCD24004A that I upgraded about two years ago.
I still have my old MSFTool 2.0, but I believe I need a new disk with LBA48 since I want to use 1 250 GB drive (Maxtor MaXLine Plus II 7Y250P0). I have all the latest upgrades on my TiVo (7.2) so I should be alright for the LBA48, correct?
Now here are my questions since I have been out of the loop for a while:
Should I get one of these newer disks like InstantCake? Should I just get Weakness' iso with MSFTool and LBA48?
Can anyone get me a link to the commands I would need in MSFTools (should I just use the weakness upgrade wizard?) I'm not too worried about losing info, and I also really do not see the point of a backup. I have a backup of my original 40GB, but the software version on it is 2 years old, so I think it is useless.
Please help me out guys, I'm going to go crazy without my tivo. Any suggestions on the HD and how to upgrade, thanks!!!!
It's your choice ....
The step-by-step instructions in Weaknee's thread at the top of this forum are about as simple as you'll find, other than buying a pre-imaged drive or using PTVUpgrade's InstantCake software.
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Well can I use MSFTools if I do not have the 120 GB "original" just the 40 GB? I thought when I first did the upgrade it made both drives together (so I would need both again to re-upgrade).
In another thread someone was talking about a free version of InstantCake, is there such an animal? I think InstantCake would be really easy, as it seems that you do not even use the original drive. But does InstantCake have LBA48 supprt?
You stated the the hard drive is dead that is where the updates would be saved.
Is your backup is before the series 2 received the LBA48 kernel? If it is then you need to restore without expanding make a few connections to TiVo get the new kernel then expand to fill the drive.
You need both drives working. you can use MFSTools to restore from the backup.
The 120 seems like it will spin up, but it gets very hot very fast. Also already ran Maxtor diag on it and got a failure error.
I think I'll just be sure to get the InstantCake with 7.1 for 24004A (LBA48)
Good point Dkerr, I have a 350W APS backup that I was going to move to the TiVo when I got my new RPTV (help save the lamp), but looks like I'll go ahead and get a 500W for my PC and move the 350 after I get the new HD.
Just sucks cause I'm not going to be able to TiVo Nip/Tuck season finale, but I have a friend recording, and I guess I'll just have to watch live.
failure was dea7e179. I contacted Maxtor but they would not give me info on the code.
I have a TwinBreeze (with fan), so I do not know if it is a normal overheat issue. It is just that the drive heats up very quickly once it recieves power.
Anyone here familiar with InstantCake TCD240XXX [7.1b]? I assume it will work. It was either buy that or TCD24004A [4.1] (no LBA48). I don't understand why they would offer 2 versions if 7.1 is superior?