'Tested' Hard Drives

But I think there is still a large “knee” in the pricing-curve above 4 TB, right?

That’s a great point. I’m reading all this to decide on a 2TB 2.5 internal hard drive. There should be a list of recommended hard drives. Seagate Sata 2.5 and WD Blue Sata 2.5 is Tablo’s list. A Tablo tech making suggestions after the fact is aggravating.

Thank you TGWASTE,
CONFIRMED GOOD
BRAND: Seagate
SIZE: 2.5 2TB
PRODUCT NAME: Seagate BarraCuda Mobile Hard Drive ST2000LM015
LINK: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LX13P71/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A39P17CNFUPOJB&psc=1
COMMENTS: Internal hard drive, asked to fomatted and clicked ok. It was recognized immediately. A easy install.

Thank you AppleCordCutter.

CONFIRMED GOOD
BRAND: Western Digital
PRODUCT NAME: Elements
SIZE: 8 TB
$139.99

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Desktop-Hard-Drive-WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN/dp/B07D5V2ZXD/ref=asc_df_B07D5V2ZXD/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309707619534&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14266227004976808758&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028230&hvtargid=aud-801657747996:pla-587465717997&psc=1

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Just a follow-up to my Aug 2018 post -

The LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2, 4TB USB 3.0 7200RPM Desktop External Hard Drive (STEX4000400)] is still working great, even after moving it to a new Quad a few months ago.

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CONFIRMED - GOOD

BRAND NAME - Western Digital

PRODUCT NAME - WD Blue

SIZE - 2 TB

LINK - https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-blue-2tb-internal-sata-hard-drive-for-laptops-with-notouch-ramp-load-technology/6220725.p

COMMENTS - Model Number WDBMYH0020BNC-WRSN

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So are these all external drives or drives for the Quad using SATA, or what? Loaded question.

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The tablo quad has USB 2 for external connections, my D2 Thunderbolt / USB 3 Lacie drive is overkill, but a brand and model I trust.

The internal connection found in the Quad is SATA, (limited to 2.5" [laptop] drives)

Hope that answers your question.

I said it was a loaded question, I noticed nobody appears to be specifying which Tablo they are testing against for the most part. I assume the Quad on SATA has a far larger hard drive base that’ll work, at least of the 2.5 inch variety… I assume any 2.5 inch drive should work with the Quad on the SATA connector.

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(7mm or 9.5mm) 2.5-inch internal SATA drives are supported.

CONFIRMED GOOD
BRAND NAME: Seaagte
PRODUCT NAME: BarraCuda 2.5"
Model ST2000LM015
SIZE (2 TB)
Used in: Tablo Quad
LINK: [https://bhpho.to/2IHW7Nz]
COMMENTS. Started with a FireCuda, did not work (but not yet confirmed bad), never got a prompt to format in startup wizard. Tried barracuda, same problem :frowning: Tried many many things. Solved by logging in to the Quad with a different device, which gave me toe format prompt, and it all ended well.