Originally posted by Hamerhokie
So has anyone determined how to use the external SATA port to provide 'infinite storage?' In other words, to swap drives indefinitely?
The way I see the current setup working, you have an internal drive and the SATA drive. The DVR menu shows what total programs you have archived, without showing what program is on which drive. Now let's say you fill the SATA drive and decide to swap it out for a new empty SATA drive. What does the DVR menu show now? Only the stuff you archived on the internal drive? Or does it look for the full list and crap out if it can't find anything on the new SATA drive?
Most likely it builds the list when it first powers up. From reading the manual, it sounds like you won't be able to do any hot swapping of drives. My guess is that power cycling with a new external drive attached will rebuild only the recordings on the internal plus currently attached external drive. My cable and case haven't arrived yet, so I don't know for sure.