I know that, for whatever reason, each NR kills some HDDs, internal or external, mostly external. Of course, somebody is gonna say that those drives that fail are "marginal" and deserve to fail, but I don't believe that. Perhaps that's true for a tiny segment of the failed drives, but not for all of them.
Yeah I guess someone should talk to WD about "marginal" 2 TB drives that work perfectly for 3 weeks and then fail without the slightest warning. No doubt the precise correlation with the timing of that "transmission glitch" was purely coincidental. And just to add insult to injury, while connected to my laptop, the Device Manager sees the physical drive but Windows 7 cannot locate any file structure. Apparently DTV either altered the boot sector or the file system. It looks like whether I want to use it for DTV or for my computer either way I'm gonna have to wipe it and reformat it. Not to mention all the DVD sets I'm gonna have to buy because I'm now missing Episodes 1-5 of a half dozen shows I hadn't had time to watch yet.
Interestingly when I called them, they stated that it was an unsupported feature when initially rolled out but external drives are now a supported feature. But of course there database didn't have a solution to the problem and at that time they wouldn't even acknowledge that they were the source of the problem.