Hmmm.... if the 5xxx series can only support one drive then the 4xxx series with a second drive can theoretically be expanded to twice the size as a 5xxx. That cash register sound you hear is the sound of the eBay value of the 4xxx series going up
I think that limiting units to using a single drive is a prudent choice on SB's part. There have been reports of all recordings being wiped out by problems in a two drive set-up. At the time the drives were only around 40-60GBs, so how much could one lose? Imagine losing all recordings on a dual 320GB machine? OUCH! Besides, with the networking capability the need to put all of one's eggs in a single basket is negated. Spread the risk around, you'll be better off.
Also now that Hard-drive sizes have reached a large enouch size, the need for 2 drives is greatly reduced. I am sure most people would have a hard time trying to record enough shows to fill up on 320 gb drive. Thats like one full week of recordings at medium quality.
A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, TVs, projectors, screens, receivers, speakers, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!