Not that this should be a surprise to anyone, since it's mentioned elsewhere in this thread, but the above setup is working fine for me. An MX-1 enclosure and the Western Digital WD Caviar GP Disk Drive 1 TB Green Power. I do wish the MX-1 enclosure was not so hard to get the screws back into. I did not have a magnetized screwdriver, so getting all 4 screws back in was a bit of a challenge.
Of course after I bought the drive at Fry's on Saturday, I found a couple places selling it on sunday for 50.00 less. That's the way my luck always seems to run. But the drive was already mounted and working, so was not about to return it.
I'm still relatively new to DTV. Does anyone know of a menu screen or something that says the size of the external drive or how much space is used / free? Yea, I know about in the play list where it says things like 95% free. I was hoping for something a bit more detailed with real numbers.
It does kinda suck that you can use the internal drive, or the external drive, but not both. I had to re-do all my season passes and stuff. Yup, that's mentioned here in the thread too, but just seems like a simple software problem for them to solve. Didn't realize it would have to redownload the guide data again, but I guess that makes sense. Had to wait a day before I could re-enter all of my SP's since the info was not in the guide. At least being new to DTV, my list of passes was not too huge. I'm coming from the Cable / Tivo S3 world and that box had a loooong list of stuff to record on it.