This approach might seem daunting at first but it is actually a very simple procedure that has been done by thousands of people, many without any major computer experience. Note the US version of the Premiere has no stickers or warranty void stickers preventing you opening the case. This can cause problems if you move a hard drive from one Tivo to another. If you have an alternative machine you can always try this one instead. Lou, I am a bit confused as to your last post.
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Go through guided setup and you should then be good to go. The method described below has been tested and at the present time confirmed to work. Do not panic, just press the TiVo button on your remote to bring your new TiVo alive.
You should be comfortable executing a few simple command line instructions in Linux or Windows if you choose to use the optional Windows method discussed below although all commands will be given to you so no knowledge of Linux itself is required.
Instantcke can also simply format the drive on a PC or MAC and then repeat the copy – this is reported instqntcake have the same effect of avoiding problems with App authentication. Well, I believe this issue resolved itself. Carefully unplug the power and IDE cables from the TiVo – Watch out for the white ribbon cable that connects to the front panel.
We will ultimately go through all 3 options in the following order. Your screen should look something like this:.
Updated Jan 20th – Add more detail about when setting the drive power management may not work. If you don’t have an ethernet connection between all your TiVo’s consider adding a MoCa bridge to provide ethernet over your existing coax network. Updated Sept 25th – Update hard drive listing including new, more reliable, Intsantcake Bolt hard drives. The rules are the rules.
Software for my many Tivos (Do I Need Different InstantCake Images?)
Note this will not preserve any shows and you will be required to repeat guided setup. Don’t worry about this.
Also if you have any comments, suggestions, come across any problems or have any questions please feel free to contact me at the email address above. The power supply is on the right. Note that this approach only works with 4TB drives e. Just follow the link below to get to amazon. Which image covers hr? WeetHet is being updated! This works best if the two drives are identical models but can also work if they are simply the same size or the new disk is larger in size than the original disk.
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I have now received multiple independent reports that this method no longer works for some Cisco based Virgin Media Tivos. If and when a fix becomes available I will post it here. Thanks for the info Instantcae.
If you try a 5TB drive and it works please let me know. Make a note of the name of each drive. Thanks for your help. Note if you are not happy reconfiguring the insides of your PC you can also just use two USB adapters.
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At the end of Guided Setup you can check the capacity in the system settings. Finally if you have any comments, suggestions, come across any problems or have any questions please feel free to contact me at the email address above. Reattach the cables, place the lid back on and secure the case screws.
Read warning before using this approach. I never said that. Double check that the drive models and capacities are those you expect for the source and destination drive.
Thanks for the great tool.