2008 was the original release date of the HDX, not the date of the 1.6 update. That would have been around 2011 or 2012 at a guess, roughly when the twin drives were abandoned in favour of a larger single drive.
I think that I’m right in saying that the Naim model label on the back of the CDS II does not have the ‘II’ (that is, ‘2’) designation, and the original CDS and later CDS II look very similar. (I can’t remember now what differences/improvements were made when the newer modeI was released.)
Anyway, I bought mine shortly after the newer model had been introduced, and I remember thinking that my dealer had played a fast one on me and sold me some old stock, but an anguished call reassured me that all was well.
I think this is right, but I’m not home so can’t check any of this.
Thank you, Matthew, I will have a look when I get home. I’m as sure as I can be that my unit does not have that ‘HCCD’ logo shown in the photo, as I described elsewhere, a week or so ago, my surprise on seeing ‘hdcd’ flash up in the display when I first played a Shakira CD (which was not shown in its packaging as anything out of the ordinary).
And I can’t think of any other CDs that I have, which have ever caused the display to light up, but I have lots, so perhaps I have missed others.
The built in automatic backup on HDX (and Unitiserve) was only introduced a while after the single 1TB HDD units arrived. Before that Naim used to recommend that you used backup software on a NAS to access the drive and back it up. Not sure if this recommendation extended to the 2 x 400 drive units, possibly not if one internal drive backed up the other although I assume it would still be possible.