Vero4k+ boot loop with HDD connected

I just got my Vero4k+ and I’m experiencing an issue: with a HDD connected, the Vero4k+ is stuck in a boot-loop.
The red light at the front is on, nothing is shown on HDMI, and the HDD is continuously spun up and down.
I have to unplug the drive for the Vero to be able to boot: The red light goes off and the OSMC logo appears on HDMI.
The case is an Inateck FE3001 with an ASM1153E USB-3.0-SATA bridge.
Before that I used this exact HDD and case with OSMC on a RPi3, I never had any problem with it.

Can you please help me fix this?

means the drive is not getting enough power. If the case doesn’t have an external power supply you would need to use a powered USB Hub

should of mentioned: it’s a 3.5 inch aluminum case and has its own 12V 2A power supply.

What happens if you connect the drive after the Vero has booted?

I can plug it in as soon as the red LED on the Vero turns off and the OSMC logo appears. Then it spins up and mounts just fine.
Until the day before I was using that drive+case+psu combo, it never caused an issue on the RPi3B+ but on the Vero4k+ it causes a boot loop.

Sounds like it’s a Seagate or WD drive that needs a firmware update.


Ah so I discovered more nuance to this: first boot with HDD attached is fine, only rebooting the Vero4k+ with the HDD attached causes the boot loop.
Tomorrow I’ll disassemble the HDD and plug it into SATA to run a firmware update check.
Like I said, with the Pi there was never any issue even when rebooting it, which I did every now and then.
But it shouldn’t have this issue since it’s a WD Red helium 8TB drive and only a year old or so.