i just want to make sure, can we now use any brand hard drive and can it be the large desktop type that plugs into an electrical outlet with the new firmware?
Yes, you can. I am now using a Seagate 4 GB desktop size portable drive that plugs into the wall, and it works great.
Would SSDs and flash devices also now work?
SSD’s have always worked, but they are overkill. I still wouldn’t do flash devices due to their slow speed.
We’ve updated our specs and requirements here: https://www.tablotv.com/blog/tablo-usb-hard-drive-specifications-suggestions/