Originally Posted by Silverman
That other thread brings a question, since the program for the Roamio machine is not on the drive anymore, shouldn't it boot fine even with a bad drive? Then just get dropouts in playing if disk errors or no play at all if drive is dead? Someone ought try a bad drive in a Roamio and see so we will know what to look for. With only shows on the drive it ought to work till hard drive actually dies I would think, with dropouts of course. Anyone know?
The /var partition, the Linux swap partition, and the SQLite partition are still on the hard drive. It ain't gonna boot without them, and then you get into the MFS app partitions (that's an even longer thread).
As far as smaller drives go that's a good question, but as the commercial says "nobody ever stamped their foot and asked for less". Going below 500GB these days would be silly IMO. If I can find a working 320 in my stack of old crap I'll try it out just for grins, but it won't stay there long. Every drive still spinning in my house is at least 2TB.