I’ve been using WD green EZRX, a 500gb and 3tb - never had an “auto park” issue. These aren’t new drive though, it may appear in different generations. Drives should last well over +2yrs IMOH.
Being a mac user, you might want to look at capto to retrieve your shows. It’s a third party program for exporting recordings. (there was mac issues, not sure if it’s resolved, and/or older version might)