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Replace THR22 internal drive while keeping data?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by LazLong, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. LazLong

    LazLong New Member

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    I would like to replace the internal drive on my THR22 with a larger one, while keeping the data. Back in the day this was possible with the HR10-250 and the SD Tivos; has anyone figured out what is necessary to do this with the THR22? Honestly, I don't care about the shows; what I care about is that my Tivo has garnered enough info about what I watch/record to make decent suggestions. I don't want to have to start this all over. I tried searching the forums, but didn't really find anything useful. Anyone have any info?



    Thanx.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    there was a thread how to extend space for THR22 ...
    if new HDD has same size - just do sector-by-sector copy
     
  3. LazLong

    LazLong New Member

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    My question wasn't worded clearly enough, and I've editied to fix this.

    What I want to do is replace the internal drive with a larger drive, while retaining the data from the original drive. Doing a sector-by-sector copy will result in a duplicate of the original; what I want to do is expand the partitions to use up the remaining space of the new drive.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    find mentioned thread about expansion user space with bigger HDD ...
     
  5. LazLong

    LazLong New Member

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    I searched before I posted and couldn't find anything. All I found was someone pointing a THR22 user to the HR2x drive upgrade instructions, which of course don't work, and Steve saying he tried incomplete instructions he got from dealdatabase.com. Of course it was almost 7am and I hadn't slept yet. Or maybe my search-fu is simply too weak. ;-)
     
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    And keep in mind, if it's leased, upgrading the internal drive is not allowed per the lease agreement.
     
  7. LazLong

    LazLong New Member

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    Thanks for the warning. I'm pretty good at removing and replacing tamper evident stickers. :evilgrin:
     

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