Originally Posted by aeblank
Why would you want a 1TB drive in a replay? If it is even half full your guide will be anemic.
I remember reading on this forum that someone with a 750GB Seagate in his RTV was doing well with it, so I thought that this drive might also perform well (if the SATA/PATA barrier can be overcome).
I'm ordering a new 1TB WD GP drive for my media server and am thinking about trying it out in my 5x RTV first. Is there a recommended SATA-to-PATA adapter that has a good shot of working? Also, if I perform this experiment, how safe will the shows in my original RTV drive be? I won't be doing anything to the drive but putting it in safe temporary location (unless the new drive works
). Will just the attempt of installing a new drive screw up the way the old drive will work in the RTV?
I'm relatively new at this RTV hacking. I just replaced my mother-in-law's corrupt RTV hard drive with a new (used) 250GB Maxtor drive, but I haven't yet been able to recover the shows from the original drive. I don't want that to happen again with my own personal RTV. I would receive negative WAF points for life if I were to lose my wife's shows.