I wanted to update the thread.
I am a Cox customer in Orange County, California and wanted to upgrade my DCH3416. My goal was to replace a 160 Gig with a 1 TB WD10EADS drive (no jumper used). I followed TN0821's instructions in post number #201
and those instructions can be followed with the following exceptions. There is no more free version of Parted Magic, so I downloaded the paid version (still only $5 and change--well worth it). You will note from the screen shot from the new version of Parted Magic that you can use the Partition Editor to determine the names for your drive and thumb drive (as opposed to the method TN0821 used in post 201). Also, I attached a screen shot showing how to navigate to the command line which is different then TN0821's instructions. The rest of the instructions are the same except that the location of the MotoSTB_1TB.bz2 file is different--it is now located at
The other issue that I ran into is with the command to copy the image to your hard drive which TN0821 gave as follows:
bzip2 –d –c –f /media/sdb1/MotoSTB_1TB.bz2 | dc3dd of=/dev/sda progress=on progresscount=500
When I gave that command I got this error:
dc3dd of=/dev/sda progress=on progresscount=500
[!!] unrecognized option progress=on
I then gave this command:
bzip2 –d –c –f /media/sdb1/MotoSTB_1TB.bz2 | dc3dd of=/dev/sda
It originally did not work, but when i rebooted it worked fine--perhaps there was some issue with giving the incorrect command first. But it did show the progress in terms of the sectors written and the Gigs copied and the seconds so perhaps the "progress" parameters are no longer necessary--not sure. However, I wanted to make sure anyone else who runs into the same problem with the new version of Parted Magic will be able to get through it.
But the best news is after the image was written (took about 4 hours on an older dual core machine), I popped the new drive into the DVR and IT WORKED!
Not only do I now have 1TB of space (I noted after 14 hours of HD recordings it showed 12% full--before the upgrade it would be 70 or 80% full with 14 hours), but the DVR works much better as well
(i.e., the fast forward, rewind, etc) as well as the commands in the search menu as an example.
Thank you very much to everyone who contributed, especially TN0821 for the instructions on this.Edited by cmulder - 11/23/13 at 11:48am