Been thinking about all these problems with some MBLs that are suffering from problems like the Dashboard UI failing, or an upgrade bricking the drive and other problems.
- A questions that are not really asked is who usually just “pulls the power plug” regularly without correctly shutting down their MyBook Live?
- Do you suffer from power brown-outs?
- Do you have a pre-pay electricity meter and frequently forget to put credit on it so it just trips-off?
That and a few others could create file system corruption even on a journalled file system as if you’re unlucky the journal can become corrupted.
Also, if the Winchester drive’s internal cache disabled or enabled? What if there is a fair bit of data waiting in some RAM disc cache waiting to be written and the power goes off?
A file system corruption might not cause an immediate failure but could cause a problem some time after the corruption?
On Windows NTFS file system I’ve had, rare, situations where a file could not be erased or changed. NTFS is a journalled file system and there was still a corruption. Not evident at the time of the corruption but some time after. Could be days or weeks.
Would be interested to see if some MyBook Live owners have experienced these problem.