Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB (which I picked up after reading some of the threads here)
Now that surprises me as I almost exclusively use Western Digital drives for everything.
I thought I was going to have to eat my words about HDD problems as I went out to the garage where my 211K is and turned it on along with the TV it is connected to and couldn't get the remote to bring up the guide or change channels. Then I realized that since it was about 40 degrees in the garage the remote was virtually dead. Placed it on top of the 211 to warm it up and came back in an hour and it was starting to work.
Noticed only a two day guide and discovered that I hadn't turned on the external disk drive. I don't spend too much time in the garage in the winter time, I hate the cold, so had turned most everything off.
Anyway, after warm up, rebooting for the DVR connection and guide download, the 211K was now working up to normal speed. That was yesterday.
This morning I went out again and check. The external drive was still spinning, the remote still working, I left it on top of the external drive to keep it warm, and the 211k was very responsive. Pretty much the same as my 622 and 722.
If I were you, I would check to see if your external drive is spinning down after a while. I can feel if mine are spinning just by putting my hand on them.
If it is spinning down then that would definitely be a slow response problem for you.
It seems to me, and again I could be wrong about this, but the 211k should be stroking the hard drive continually even when the 211k is off and that would keep it spinning all the time. The internal drives in the 622/722 series are always spinning.
Sorry for rambling.................
Edited by Grandude, 11 January 2012 - 11:46 AM.