Hello - I have a 2 TB internal hard drive installed in my Tablo quad. It is functioning well, but is running out of space. Is it possible to hook up an external hard drive and operate both drives? Would it harm recordings on the internal drive if I attach an external USB drive?
Sorry, only one drive at a time. If you want more storage, you will need to purchase a larger drive. There are methods to migrate your existing data to a new drive, but Tablo does not natively have that capability.
See the following post regarding migrating to a larger drive:
No. Sorry i don’t have a bookmark handy. I believe if you leave the on inside, the external takes precedent. Your internal stored will be unavailable. You cant just go back and forth. Guide data is stored internally on the tablo, so things wont reconcile.
As of now, Tablo has not updated its firmware to support an attached additional drive. Why? Dunno. You can Clone the current drive to a new larger drive by using DiskGenius in a Windows environment. Tablo uses ext4 for its file system. https://www.diskgenius.com. Note: Acronis nor Macrium Reflect 8 can do this. The drive is not even visible in Windows 10 Explorer. But, it IS in DiskGenius. Lastly, DiskGenius is FREE