So I was having issues with Tablo and FireTV stuttering and “buffering”. I bought a cheap USB 3.0 flash drive off amazon and plugged it in.
the recordings start almost instantly. I can seek with less than a second of buffering (previously this would take 5 seconds or more and sometimes hang up the application). Ihave been using the flash drive for 7 days now and the performance is rock solid.
Just curious, why does Tablo deter us against using flash drives when it appears to work so much better and faster than an external hard drive?
Yes. I record two shows at the same time everyday Monday through Friday and have no issues. I don’t understand why they claim a flash drive is too slow when it seems to be outperforming the wd elements I previously had connected.
Have you tried updating the firmware on the WD drive? This has helped many folks with issues.
Yes, a USB flash drive is generally too slow for the Tablo. But it works for you so that’s good. But I wouldn’t expect it to be a long term solution. Flash drives are designed for intermittent use, constant use and it will likely fail before a USB HDD. A USB SSD would be a different story, but these are pricey.