I have to apologize for starting this topic. I found out if I performed a proper search I could find answers to my questions from earlier posts.
Anyhow, I plan to swap out a 2TB drive for a 5TB drive, both USB-3. I plan to use the procedure documented in the link below using the Ext2Fsd program to “clone” the 2TB drive to the 5TB drive. I’m hoping with both drives plugged into a USB-3 port the file transfer will be speedy. I’ll post back here how it worked. I’ll be transferring about 1.2TB of files.
If you keep the entries for the recordings in your apps you can swap out the drives and still play the recordings. But you’ll need to be careful to swap the drive back out to your new one for recording new shows.
It could get quite messy if you don’t know which show is on which drive because Tablo doesn’t keep track of that.