Just installed a 2-tuner Tablo, and it is not finding the WD Elements 1TB drive.
Started setting up the Tablo Friday night. It found and began formatting the WD Elements 1.5TB drive I had attached.
However, the Tablo was not showing up on Fire TV (another, separate issue). When reconnecting / fiddling with the Tablo to try to get it to show up, the drive came loose and fell down the stairs to the basement. Bummer. Drive no longer worked when I plugged it in.
Ordered a new drive (hooray for Amazon Sunday delivery), then hooked up an ancient 20GB drive to see if it would work. Tablo did not detect the drive. However, from time to time I would see the drive lights flicker, and the blue LED on the Tablo would pulse.
New 1TB drive arrived Sunday and I plugged it into the Tablo. Not detected. Looked through the forums and found a number of things to check, which I did:
Try the other port.
Make sure connector is firmly inserted.
Plug in a cell phone to see if it charges.
Verified drive operation by plugging it into a PC.
Reset Tablo, and wait 5(++) minutes.
Tried two different cables.
I even did a factory reset to see if that would help.
Despite these actions, Tablo still doesn’t detect the drive.
Any suggestions would be welcome.