Originally Posted by Robert Duncan
I did remove the internal drive and route a SATA cable outside the case to a RAID 1 enclosure. I cloned the internal drive in the RAID enclosure and ran with a RAID 1 primary drive for almost a week. I found the multiple recording/play back issues and restored the single internal mounted drive configuration.
I am doing some bench tests with a JMB390 based RAID controller board instead of the SiL5744 based controller that was failing. I have not tried it in the Moxi yet.
you are right Mr. Duncan in stating external hdd is the way to go. arghh. have you tested the JMB390 based RAID controller board on moxi? I've found out a couple things in my time away from this board that i'd like to share.
> the ethernet cord could prevent you from getting the recovery process screen. ex. i used a long, cheap ethernet cord to connect direct to modem (due to the distance) and couldn't get it to display. i then swapped to a shorter cord and all was well again!
> after holding reset to start the process, I hold down all 4 buttons while the led to the far right is still lit. it goes off while still holding it.
> i tend to use my thumb and the closest finger to it on each hand. it kinda looks like a forward slash as to how i press them if that makes sense. my right hand finger is on the right diagonal, right hand thumb is on the down diagonal, left hand finger is on the top diagonal, and left hand thumb is on the left diagonal.
moxi 2 tuner
after testing several of the top brand/capacity hdd's (wd, Seagate, hitachi) in this thread..im sad to say it appears to have a 1.5tb limit on internal hdd. a good tip about ffp is after you press ok to initiate that process..if your amber light to the left starts blinking within the 1st minute, you are simply out of luck with that hard drive model. you could wait until you're blue in the face and it wont help along with countless wasted hours.
i think the ffp doc mentioned if it exceeds 1 hour..to try again anyway.
moxi 3 tuner
it seems some were able to get 3TB internal hard drives installed. it seems they didn't only upgrade memory from the prior 2 tuner but had to upgrade elsewhere also. I didn't get recording space results from anyone but will agree that it probably still only uses 2tb. The reason I say this is because volumes > 2TB require extra steps to take advantage of the space and at the same time be a boot volume. ex. gpt format & the volume is encrypted and makes it difficult to get to a command line to resize partition. However, I would probably use the 3tb internally if I had this model because no one knows for sure.
The credit for this method goes to torres2005:
not really use this software (easeus.com/disk-copy/
) is via msdos by a pendrive
1) 01 Pendrive empty (just 1Gb)
2) Cases of 02 HD SATA (USB HD will receive a case of old PS3, the other new HD)
3) 01 free program called EASE U.S. DISK COPY:
1) Download the program mentioned above, EASEUS (45MB) and run no need to install;
2) Plug in the USB pendrive empty;
3) Turn the EASUS and let it format the pendrive, it will become a boot disk. Leave the stick stuck there.
4) After you format the USB stick just right, TURN OFF THE PC = this step is important to prevent the operating system attempts to read or write to the PS3's hard drive and thus you lose all your data encrypted by the PS3;
5) TAKE TURN THE PS3. Only then remove the old HD PS3 careful not to strip any screws;
6) Prepare the first case SATA: put the old HD from the PS3 and plug in a USB in the pc;
7) Prepare the second case SATA: put the new HD that will for the PS3 and plug in another USB in the pc;
8) Turn on your PC on and choose to boot the USB disk with EASEUS;
9) When thepc starts EASEUS within the program, choose DISK COPY. This is the option that copies the old to the new HD, 1:1, byte by byte;
10) Choose SOURCE as the old PS3's HD, which will be depending on your PS3 40gb or 80, 120, 160, 320 ... Mine was 80GB;
11) Choose the HD DESTINY as the new PS3, which will be the size of the new HD that you chose. Mine was 250GB;
12) Pay attention to both disks appear as "unmounted" due to the file system and encrypted crazy PS3, but can proceed without fear;
13) Depending on the size of your hard drives copying may take between 1am and 6am. Here, 80GB -> 250GB took 1:30 h, so my notebook is lentinho pq;
14) When finished cloning the new HD will be automatically resized to its maximum size, ie the PS3 with HD had seen the new size as if he had never left in the game;
15) Turn it OFF the pc when it's over and remove the cases of the USB ports.
16) Remove the new HD's case, reassemble it on the PS3, keep calm w / not doing things and running into problems, poor little pravc test if it worked!
17) After all certinho mounted on the PS3, then turn it on and boot making.
18) surprise, everything keeps working the way it was, except that increased disk space!
Sorry my english im from brazil hope i help for me works great
Again, the credit goes to torres2005. The ps3 internal hdd is much like a moxi internal hdd in the fact that it is encrypted and runs some form of Linux. I've verified that it does clone successfully but doesn't seem to actually expand out the volume to larger capacity. I've recorded several shows and it's still taking up the same amount of storage as the smaller volume.
Note: the pen drive mentioned above can be just a usb flash drive.Edited by dz2k - 4/24/13 at 7:47am