Unnecessary - the Genie will format the drive when it starts up.I've scrounged up a few receivers from friends. Both death star and dish to grab the 2tb drives from them.
As configured they don't spin up in a Windows PC. "Power-up in Standby (PUIS)". So not sure how a new out of box drive will work in your Genie w/o a little pre-config.
You may have to refer to the link to reverse your new drive PUIS settings to work in the Genie. That I'm not 100% on though.
I'd be interested in how it works though.
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Nope - it shouldn't. Many, many have been installed without issue.Perhaps. And if swapping a drive out has worked glitch free, cool. The PUIS is at firmware level I believe, so formatting has nothing to do with it.
Wondering if not setting it up would leave one spinning all of the time. Just saying....
There was a time when I swore by Seagate. Then 1, then the other 1tb SATA on my RAID died a slow but certain clickety-click death.It depends. How much storage do you want? Seagate Barracudas seem to more reliable, at least from my experience, though I haven't had trouble with Western Digital either.
I doubt they even care if you broke the tamper seals If there was anySo I am running an hr54-500 with an external 2tb drive. Would prefer to install the drive internally. Saw a video on youtube and it looks fairly straight forward. Its a leased unit like most here. Almost 2 years old. I know opening the hr54 is against the tos. Just wondering if there any tamper seals I might encounter like the HR2X's had. Thanks
In warranty or out, you would have still lost your content.There was a time when I swore by Seagate. Then 1, then the other 1tb SATA on my RAID died a slow but certain clickety-click death.
Another used for storage puked. All 3 just out of warranty. All I remember is I lost a lot of stuff then.
I went WD. Couldn't be happier.