Thanks very much for the procedure, the notes and all of the hard drive info. I settled on a 4TB WD Red NAS. It’s going through it’s 9 hour erase now. I’m confident it’ll be ready when I wake up tomorrow. If not, I’ll be back.
On the hard drive note, I would have bought an HGST or Hitachi if I had the cash sloshing around but I budget my slush cash for tube amps and guitars and this unit is for my home computer so the WD Red looked to be good enough. If it was my work unit, I would have gone with the HGST or Hitachi.
Poindexter point: the # of retention lugs on the base goes to ‘11’… which is ‘more than 10’ but less than 12. The back of the unit has only 2, not 3 like the other3 sides. Facing the unit, upside down, with the light/dot in the upper left corner, it is best to access via the right side back 2/3s of the unti where there is the most space and free room. If you are facing the unit, upside down, this would be at the2 & 3 o’clock position, fighter pilot wise…