I've been using a 2TB drive with perfect results (so far)! It's been only two days but I've made numerous recordings.
However, it's a WD "purple" drive. It's an A/V drive that's intended for constant (24/7) applications (specifically surveillance). I have it in a fan cooled enclosure.
So far I've noticed that the audio (and infrequent video) glitches that occur when making two simultaneous recordings while watching a previous recording seem to be gone!.....YMMV.
Again, it's only two days but I'm cautiously optimistic.
Perhaps what others (namely Kelson) have suggested (using an A/V drive vs. these questionable "portable" drives) may be credible advise (in terms of performance and reliability).
BTW.....Amazon is selling the 1TB WD "My Book" A/V (DVR) drive for $89.00 currently. Bear in mind that it's not USB powered and requires it's own AC power outlet. Seems like a good choice (especially at this price point).
I'm beginning to think that Channel Master may be doing their customers a disservice by recommending and selling the "portable" drives (especially Seagate). They're truly not intended for this application. They're supposed to be used intermittently (for back-up purposes).
In all likelihood, they recommend (and sell) them simply because they're smaller and cheaper. Reliability may very well be secondary to them (since they're not a Channel Master product).
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