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Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by sbl, May 3, 2012.

  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I wouldn't define his question as reinventig weel, because HDD market is volatile (Thailand) and constantly changing (new models coming, old disappearing),
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Volatile market or not, your daily driver DVR is probably not the place you want to be experimenting. Leave that to the people that have a handful of DVRs to try things out on.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I did ask to give slack to the guy. Would you ?
     
  4. sbl

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    For what it's worth - the disk copying/expansion method P Smith points to, for the DirecTV-Plus DVRs, does NOT work for the THR22. The THR22's disk structure is much closer to a TiVo "Series 4". A user at the DDB forum said he successfully copied a THR22 disk to a larger disk, but he left some of the steps incomplete and has not responded to my requests for more details. Ah well...

    I've also given up on the Seagate drives and bought a WD disk recommended by many here. I'll use that to expand my HR21.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Well, I did propose it long time, before THR22 came to us, for DTV models exactly and these guys who followed me had success. I didn't test it for THR22, so it was shooting in a dark, not real solution. If I would have the THR22 in my hands I could try to find new correct method ...
     
  6. BAMCAT

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    Hi Steve,
    Hope you can get the complete procedure from that person that claims that he was able to do the copy.
    Did he say what software he was using to read the drive?
    Could you post a link to the forum and thread?
    Thanks
     
  7. sbl

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  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Perhaps webdeck will not object the repost... then local members would benefit...
     
  9. BAMCAT

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    Hi Steve,
    Checked out that thread.
    Wonder why that person has not responded to your request for clarification on the procedure?
    Hope he does. Sure would like to get a larger drive in place in my THR.
     
  10. sbl

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    I suspect he just doesn't visit the forum often. I sent him a PM but he probably doesn't have email notices on. Shrug...
     
  11. BAMCAT

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    Hopefully he will see your pm and provide more info...
    Please post it if he does.
    Regards
     
  12. LazLong

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    So, has anyone successfullly replaced the original internal drive of their THR22 with a larger drive while saving the original content and taking advantage of the new drive's expanded capacity?
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I did re-post his successful procedure - see post#68; time to repeat it here and tell us
     
  14. LazLong

    LazLong New Member

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    Yeah, that's a copy from the post on dealdatabse.com that Steve linked to. Have you used these instructions to successfully upgrade a THR22? In post #64 Steve states that those instructions are incomplete, that he is stuck on steps 4 and 5, and he is waiting for the OP of the instructions to provide clarification. As far as I can tell the OP never responded. At least Steve doesn't mention it here or in the thread on dealdatabase.com. Steve also said he isn't familiar with dd, so perhaps that is the real issue and the instructions do indeed work.

    I ordered a WD20EURX for the upgrade and it is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I guess I can just try the instructions myself and see what what happens.
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I didn't get the model on my workbench yet ...
     

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