ThankYouThankYouThankYou -- BowBowBow -- Genuflect spelled correctly.
Let's go to the well again...
I picked up a Sans Digital MR2UT (http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1),
loaded it with two 2TB WD WD2003FYYS (http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1),
set it to position 5 (RAID 1 <=2TB) & reset it per instructions to make sure RAID is established.
Enclosure is on, first (green) "Power" led is on, connect to THR-22 Tivo DirecTV DVR's eSATA connection, power on THR-22, second (yellow) "Link" led comes on and
the THR-22 cycles through "a few more seconds" (blue screen), "a few more minutes" (cute Tivo screen), a green "Error" screen, a purple "need to format HDD" screen, for days.
During all this, the HDD leds on the enclosure stay blue indicating no HDD access.
At one point, I took the 1TB External Hard Drive I'd used for years with a DTV HD DVR and plugged it into the Tivo and the same thing happened. I've tried a bunch of different HDD's in various single drive enclosures all with the same outcome.
Sure that there's something wrong with the THR-22 itself, I had DTV send me another THR-22 - it's doing the same thing.
Please oh please master of DTV DVR Ext HDDs, solve this as easily as you did the Genie.
P.S. On the Genie's external enclosure, I didn't partition the array. When Windows "Manage" "Disk Management" came up it said that in order to proceed I had to choose MBR or GPT. Being the array is 9TB I chose GPT but stopped there - I didn't create a partition on the array. As near as I can tell, it's working fine now.
Edited by YosefDBS, 09 July 2014 - 05:02 PM.