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Peacock
05-16-2002, 05:52 PM
I've just run into what seems to be a common problem seen by others:

DSR6K with single 40GB Quantum upgraded with 25Xtreme (unit works great). Snagged a new Maxtor
120GB drive, ran BlessTivo with no problems but
recording time still shows only 35 hours. Original drive is jumpered as master and new B is set to slave.

Need help with a few questions:

a) I've read in some other threads that you must pull out the A drive and plugged into the IDE cable at the time when you bless a new B drive. Is this true? (didn't see anything in the Hinsdale FAQ about this)

b) If this is the case then how do you 'unbless' a drive? (I've read that you can only bless a drive once)

c) I have also read some other postings which claim that with the newer ATAPI drives you must
use one of the UDMA 100/133 IDE cables (80 wire) instead of the older 40 wire IDE cable that came with the unit. Any truth to this rumor?

Thanks in advance for the help.

superzap
05-16-2002, 08:37 PM
You can't just bless a 2nd drive and add it once you've installed v25xtreme.
See hinsdale's post ===> http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=21131#post21131

Peacock
05-17-2002, 04:27 AM
It sounds like the steps I need to follow are:

1. Pull A drive out and hook up to PC
2. Run MFStools to create a backup of the A drive (create an un-mad image of the 25Xtreme load)
3. Run MFStools to restore this file back onto the A drive
4. Plug it back into DSR6K with already blessed B drive configured as slave.

Does that sound right ?