Just thought I'd give you an update. I put the 4TB Black in my tower as more of a backup/archive and it's working great. I was temporarily using a 1.5TB Green in the Centria and it worked great, since then I've replaced it with a 3TB Red that I won and it still works great. Definitely something up with the Black series, I'm guessing maybe power consumption.
I actually have an unrelated question that I was hoping you could help me with? Do you know anyone in sales at Netgear? I am interested in a product, but I'm having a very hard time finding it, and their support hasn't been able to help.
I'd really like to get my hands on a Netgear Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point XWN5001, and have been for about a year now. On their site all it's said is "Coming Soon". I do see the Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point XWNB5201 (includes — XWN5001 + XAV5201) has been available for months, but since I bought the Universal Internet Adapter for Home Entertainment XAVB5004 last summer, the WWN5001 would fit best for my needs. Please let me know if you can somehow help me special order one.
I've used Netgear networking products for years, and don't want to substitute a different extender in its place.