I've read here that some use the menu reset when drives reach 25-30% capacity to fix slow performance issues. Is that just for internal drives?
The WD has been working fine with the HR-21 since it was reformatted, but I haven't really tested it. Not sure if I should trust it, any thoughts?
My experience has been that the gray screens, slow channel changes, and stalling on play back with no response to remote buttons have always been a sign that the receiver is having to deal with errors on the hard drive. I pushed the BRB when the the HR continued playing a recorded show for several minutes but would not respond to any remote control or front panel inputs. I was reluctant to just yank the power cord, but now I know better.
I don't think the HR-21 quick format blocks out the bad sectors, it was so quick it couldn't have done a scan?
Is the kind of reset that happens when DTV pushes updated software also dangerous to external drives?
Edited by ColdCase, 21 October 2010 - 11:25 AM.