Hello. Long time lurker, first time poster here.
I’ve been looking for a fix to this particular issue for a few days now without much luck, so I thought I may as well post it directly.
I’m using a WDTV Live Hub with two external hard drives plugged into the Hub via USB. There is a 1tb Seagate external hdd plugged into the front, and a 2tb Seagate external hdd plugged into the back port.
The 1tb drive in the front works fine, no issues. The problem is the 2tb hard drive, which the hub recognizes as being plugged in, but shows the familiar “No media in the current drive” message whenever I try to actually access it.
When I navigate to local storage, I can select both hard drives, but only the 1tb hard drive actually shows files.
I’ve noticed that for some reason, the light on the 2tb drive is off when connected to the Hub, which I’m guessing is why the Hub cannot read the files. This is odd, though, because the Hub still recognises the name of the drive, and that it’s plugged in. When I go into the Setup menu to check if the device can be recognised, sure enough, I can see it there, but it’s showing no data on the drive. There is at least 1.2 TB worth of data on the drive.
The light only remains off when plugged into the Hub. I’ve had it plugged into my PC now for 15 minutes with no issues, currently defragging the drive to see if that helps, though I’m not holding my breath. I’ve tried unplugging the power and plugging it back in, which turns the light on for about a minute or so, and then switches off. The Hub light flashes while this goes on, so it looks like the Hub is trying to update the media library, and once this is done, the hdd powers off.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
TL; DR: 2tb hard drive turns itself off when it’s plugged into the hub so data can’t be read.