This is going to sound odd, if not borderline insance… Overnight and for all of the day so far, my MBL has stayed online and been able to be detected from a Twonky device, via Windows SMB and via WD2Go on Android. This is the first time since upgrading to 02.02.02. Overnight, it went into standby (blue light) but successfully was woken by a Twonky client (albeit after a two or three minute wait).
What did I do? Well, this is the instance bit. Turned it over!!! Now, I’m not saying it’s fixed yet at all, but yesterday I was sorting out the position of my Sky HD box, WDTV Live and MBL and all I did was turn it over. I assume the hard drive is now the correct way up so the head and spindles are not fighting gravity. As you look at the WD from the front (it’s horizontal BTW), the logo and vertical stand feet are on the left. From the back, the retaining clip for the LAN cable is top side.
Since doing this, it’s stayed online.
Cooincidence or something to do with the drive position?
Try it and feedback here. I’m investigating every option at the moment!