Thanks for sticking with me. So it's reasonable to assume that within 2 weeks a new out of the box external USB drive could be killed by the system? If that's the case, seems to be a good reason for no one to ever want to connect an external USB to OMV.
Are there any settings/configurations I can make to a physical disk in the settings when I add it to have OMV go easier on the device? I don't need the thing to be lightning fast, reliability is the key here. It's just storing or streaming video.