Thinking of replacing an eSATA drive that's down to a bit under 30% with my HR20-100. I've stuck to 1TB or 1.5TB so far based on recommendations here. Many of the new working set ups involve newer receivers with 2TB drives. Is it safe/reliable to connect a 2TB drive to my HR20-100 (with a TT dock)? Looking at the WD Red or the WD20EURS AV drive.
And if I want to switch back and forth between HDDs (on the same receiver), would this be the appropriate series of steps?
- Unplug the HR.
- Unplug the TT.
- Remove eSATA from HR.
- Swap HDDs.
- Connect eSATA cable to HR.
- Plug in TT and give it several seconds to allow HDD to get up to speed.
- Last, plug in the HR.
In my mind, these 2 BOLDED steps are unnecessary.
menu restart HR
when lights go out pull HR power plug
plug in TT and wait 30 secs for drive to spin up
plug in HR
very similar to your process but what I have done for over 5 years and never a problem. I've got 2TB EURS on on 2 different HR2x models. I have no experience with the Red models.