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Michelo
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-30-2011
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Re: HUGE bug in 1.06.15

I had to fixing it doing a fk rollback, so works agains with too old firmware 1.04.  

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juggy
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎03-02-2010
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Re: HUGE bug in 1.06.15

i am having the same issue on both a wdlive and a wd live plus

 

ntfs drives

 

no issue with mkv before the upgrade once i went to 1.06 everytime i pugin the external usb drive all mkv files are set to a zero file size

 

this is occuring on 2 different wd units and 2 different externals (1 seagate and 1 hitachi)

 

i properly eject the drives before powering off

 

file system is fine as per check in windows

 

There is a bug!! in 1.06

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juggy
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎03-02-2010
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Re: HUGE bug in 1.06.15

any suggestions from the wd team?

 

i have also tried resetting both boxes but when plug the drives in the files get over written

i can play the mkv files initially but it seems like as part of the scan of the files on the drive it over writes the mkv files to a zero file size

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Michelo
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-30-2011
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Re: HUGE bug in 1.06.15

I thing it is better doing a firmaware's downgrade. It is safe. I did it.

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RMerlin
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-18-2011
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Re: HUGE bug in 1.06.15

1.06.15 has a new NTFS driver compiled this summer.  The chkntfs tool, however, is still dated from 2010.  Makes me wonder if they remembered to recompile and include the new version with the firmware...

 

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juggy
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎03-02-2010
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Re: HUGE bug in 1.06.15

any comments from the wd team??

 

is this going to be addressed?

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juggy
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎03-02-2010
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Re: HUGE bug in 1.06.15

wd team

 

please provide update

 

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Bill_S
Posts: 7,630
Registered: ‎11-24-2009
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Re: HUGE bug in 1.06.15

I'm sure that they're working on something.  No ETA's though.


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jlaborde3
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎06-24-2010
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Re: HUGE bug in 1.06.15

Some clarity about how file systems work...

 

When writing files to a drive and choosing to remove the drive without first unmounting it ( ie 'safely remove drive' ), yes, you risk corrupting or completely losing the file you were trying to write and possibly now leaving an invalid entry in the file system, be it a FAT, journal, or whatever. Note that in most file systems and in standard operations, this act does NOT risk the other files on the drive, but under certain conditions ( where segments are reallocated on the fly to avoid fragmentation ) in less common file systems, it may be possible. For FAT / FAT32 file system, the only data you stand to lose is whatever data may be present in the disc cache ( if enabled ).

 

Now in regards to the WD TV Live... in most cases, a FAT32  is used on the various USB drives and in standard embedded linux kernels ( which is basically what the WDTV Live is running ), there is no *cough* 'smart' on the fly defragmention that goes on in the background on this type of file system. So while the WD TV Live may write a cache file or what have you on the drive and abruptly removing that drive may not flush the drives physical cache ( if the kernel even enables the drive's cache, which is may not - see unchecking the write cache option in Windows ), there should be no risk to any other files on the drive.

 

So if you are using a FAT32 formatted drive and seeing movie files being truncated to 0 bytes, that's not from abruptly removing the drive, but rather something else behaving very, very badly.

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Michelo
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-30-2011
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Re: HUGE bug in 1.06.15

You explain does not work for my case, because my external HDD is formatted NTFS. 

Sounds bad.

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