Nobody has EVER accused me of being "normal".
I'm not against your idea.
I'm just trying to look at this:
What's the highest failure component?
Isn't this the drive?
Cloning a drive or going to RAID would seem to be what would help this.
With larger drive supported, RAID would seem to be the option to use.
RAID is definitely the way to go to combat drive loss, and that's why I went RAID 5. However that's all null and void if the 34 itself fails. I realize that when a DVR fails the majority of the time it's because the hard drive failed but it would be nice if recordings were tied to accounts and not devices should the device fail for a reason other than drive failure.