Hey guys! I just upgraded the internal storage on my MacMini. The mini now has a 500GB SSD for boot drive and a 4TB SSD for movies/tv shows. The 1TB HD included with the mini is now being used in an external enclosure connected to the mini via FireWire and will be used as the Channels DVR drive. I decided on this setup in order to avoid constant writing to the SSDs by the DVR. Everything went smooth on the migration of data and channels still picks up my movies and tv shows on the new SSD and DVR working properly on external HD. My 2 questions are:
- Will DVR performance suffer with this setup?
- Can I put this external HD to sleep when not in use and have it wake automatically when the channels app is opened. And will scheduled TV recordings still work?
I think that having a spinning drive constantly running in a small enclosure is bad news and would like to put the DVR drive to sleep when not in use. Thanks in advance for any input.