BRAND NAME Toshiba
PRODUCT NAME TOSHIBA DT01ACA200
COMMENTS internal full size HD installed in generic USB3 container purchased from Amazon.
Here’s an update for some people that might be useful…
Just purchased western digital elements hard drive. It is working great but there is a flashing white light in the rear of the hard drive. Anyone kmow how to turn the light off?
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I agree with doni... I see a number of WD My Passport Ultras listed as good when the Tablo folks originally stated that they did not recommend My Passports because of USB disconnects. Can someone from Tablo comment back as to whether the newer models are working better? The My Passport Ultra line of HDs are fairly inexpensive, readily available and would give us another recommended option.
Newby here… When my Tablo arrives, do I just plug in the hard drive or do I need to set it up on my pc first then attach to the Tablo? I just bought it and want to do things right. Above there is a mention of using the Seagate Dashboard software to set the drive to spin down after 10 minutes. The drive spins back up when necessary - have not had any problems with missed or failed recordings.
@napercourt, just plug the hard drive into the Tablo and it will format the drive for recordings.
Thanks Snowcat… so would you recommend that i return the hard drive and get a different one?
I would, though I ended up keeping mine just for backing up my main PC in the house.
Do you think it is the separate power supply that causes it?
No, that’s not the issue. It all comes down to sector size. Traditionally, all hard drives 2TB and under had a 512 byte sector size. Any bigger hard drives used a 4KB sector size. What Seagate has done with their 2TB desktop drive is use the 4KB sector size anyway, and the Tablo can’t use that that. Apparently, Seagate hasn’t done that with their “Slim” line of drives, and most other manufactures haven’t either.
got it…512 byte sector size is the key. Thanks
Thanks Tablo…has testing on the four tuner been conducted yet? That is what I have ordered and will be using.
Snowcat, thanks again for the two cents. I went today and exchanged hard drives. Went with
@napercort - Yep, testing is done. Just working on getting the 4-Tuner into the channel. Some lucky folks who backed us on Indiegogo already have their 4-Tuners in fact!