I'm glad to read about your various experiences. It's useful for a lot of us, as 1TB drives will become more in use.
I searched back on the forum, to find other posters with this experience... I guess it's important to define the precise interactions that occur, and how long they take.
E.g. this poster (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...e#post16217792
) saw an improved "recognition time" when reformatting with 8kb clusters.
So let's say this:
* FIRST SCAN
: disk has no .wd_tv folder yet, and WDTV was rebooted before the test
- recognition time
: from plugging in (on screen message = "no storage detected") to the point that WDTV usb icon blinks and on screen message = "scanning attached device")
- scanning time
: from the message "scanning ..." until message disappears AND content available in the video "folder" view and video "all" view.
* UPDATE SCAN: unplug disk after first test. Wait 30 seconds. Plug disk back in.
- recognition time & scanning time: same as above
Anything else we could define more precisely?
btw, all these timings will be massively influenced also by
- number of total files and subfolders on disk
- number of video / image / music files on disk
- number of thumbnail images for video / music on disk
- whether or not media library is on
- the format type (NTFS, FAT, HFS, etc) & cluster size
- firmware version
See, measurements are never easy ;-)