Tablo Quad

Best answer: Tablo recommends using either Western Digital Blue or Seagate BarraCuda internal SATA drives with the Tablo Quad.

Tablo recommends hard drives for a reason

When it comes to recording over-the-air TV via a Tablo box, you don't want to mess around with just any old hard drive. And that makes sense, right? Tablo has tested things to make sure they actually work. And you want to make sure that what you record actually records. So do yourself a favor and stick with their recommendations. (Or play with fire. Your call.)

And to that end, Tablo recommends either Western Digital Blue or Seagate BarraCuda internal hard drives for the Tablo Quad. That doesn't mean other drives won't work — they've got a fairly extensive list of drives that have been tested by users and are technically compatible. But given that hard drives are so inexpensive these days, we'd recommend just going with what Tablo says is the best. No reason not to, really.

From WD

WD Blue 2TB 2.5-inch SATA drive

If you need a lot of storage, this drive will do ya.

Western Digital long has been a leader in the hard drive space. And this 2-terabyte drive comes in at less than $100 and should serve you (and your Tablo Quad) just fine.

From Seagate

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 2.5-inch SATA drive

Less storage, with a lower price.

If you don't need as much storage, you can get this 1TB drive from Seagate for less than a nice dinner will cost you.


Tablo Quad

One of the best OTA DVRs you can get.

Tablo boxes make recording over-the-air television as simple as it gets. Just plug in an antenna and a hard drive and go. This model includes 4 tuners and can use an internal hard drive — but you'll have to buy that part yourself.

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