Hi there! I've been using the Channels for HDHomeRun app on my Apple TVs for quite some time (love it, great work Channels team). I recently started experimenting with Channels DVR on my Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB), but I'm currently running it as a stand-alone installation - the Pi is primarily running Homebridge, but running Channels DVR alongside it has been working flawlessly (locally).
I've been trying to test the Remote DVR feature, but noticed that the stand-alone installation on the Pi is limited to software transcoding. So... I'm now looking to install the official Channels DVR image on an external SSD, in order to take advantage of the Pi's hardware transcoding. Which leads me to this: My Pi is currently running over PoE, using the official RasPi PoE HAT. It currently has a regular USB flash drive (32GB) plugged into one of the USB 3.0 ports, being used as the DVR storage. I've had no power-related issues with it thus far, however, I fear that something like an SSD may require more power than the Pi can provide over PoE.
Looking at the available storage options, I was planning on getting this:
SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO USB 3.2 Solid State Flash Drive
Since the form-factor would be the same as what's currently plugged into the Pi, I'm assuming the power consumption would be nearly identical. Does anyone have a similar setup? What sort of external storage do you have your Pi's Channels DVR running on?