I have 3 x 6tb WD HDDs attached to my SMP - usually all through a USB hub attached to the SMP via the front USB port.
I have a 4th drive - a 3tb WD MBL NAS drive - in the Media Library.
Player set to folder view, so when I have the media lbrary on, and selected, if I go to videos I get 4 ‘folders’: the MBL first, followed by the 3 HDDs.
Recently the player has started dropping one of the HDDs from the library. I’ve moved them round and it’s still doing it.
I go into Videos and one of the HDDs is missing.
But select ‘Local Storage’ as sourceand all 3 HDDs are there. Back to Media lbrary and one is missing. However, if I select the otherwise ‘missing’ HDD I get a message that there’s ‘no media in current folder’.
So, I’ve moved one of the HDDs from the hub to the rear USB port. Delete all the media library files, etc, re-boot. Everything shows up fine.
But then watch a film (the kids just watched Pixar’s Cars), press the home button, select videos again, and guess what? One of the HDDs (the attached to the rear port, not one of the two in the hub) has disappeared.
Select Local Storage it’s still there. Select Media Player and it’s missing.
Can anyone help?
I’ve had these HDDs attached like this for ages without a problem. Why has this just started happening now?