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2. Adding More Hours > 26. Adding a Second Drive the Quick-n-Dirty Way

Adding a Second Drive the Quick-n-Dirty Way

Live on the edge and add another drive without performing a full backup of your software, or without even removing the original TiVo drive from its case.

While backing up your TiVo and restoring while expanding it onto larger space is definitely the recommended way to go about things, there are two faster options if you have a one-drive TiVo and you’re willing to shave a few steps. The added benefit of this indiscretion is that you have to buy only one additional hard drive for your TiVo—instead of two—when replacing the factory drive

Using mfsadd

The one definite way to lose some steps is to cut the backup out of the picture. Pull out your TiVo’s one drive [Hack #21] and install it in your PC [Hack #22] along with the new hard drive that you are going to expand your space with. Boot up MFS Tools 2.0 [Hack #23], and at the prompt type:


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