> 80’sGuy: I think that turning the device off after you use it is both a personal preferance and is questionable if it is actually better for your drive. Turning on and off the drive is a lot more wear and tear than having it run continuous. A debate better left for a different place, but there is no absolute in that decision that you are prolonging the life of the disk/HUB by doing so. I have been running my HUB continuous (except for reboots for FW upgrades since the product was released without any issues. I also have a file server and a media server both that run 24/7. Turning the computers off may or may not prolong their life, but certainly not advice that I would give as a must do type of thing. If you search the boards here you will find many people (possibly a majority) that never completley shut down, but just go into stanby mode. As long as you have your data backed up, you are always in good shape
Now onto the personal choice part. The hub is built to act like a NAS, that other machines can access. That’s why it has a standby mode in the first place. Everyone’s setuo is different, but I frequently acces data on my hub from other computers, my phone and my Android Pad. having the HUB on as a network server is one of the clear advantages of having a HUB. Also, though i do not use the media library, the thought of the HUB rescanning 1000s of movies and Albums everytime I rebooted it to use it sounds like a waste of time. Like I said, that part is personal choice.
No offense, but unless you are really trying to micro-manage your electricity useage, or you only use the HUB once in a while, I can’t see turning it off completely. I use the HUB every day, morning and night with out turning it off and never have had an issue.
MrMac: The suggestion I have for you on your connection issue is to try and connect your HUB to a wired ethernet connection and see if that solves your problem. It may be inconvenient based on where your setup is, but worth trying it out for a test to see if the connection issue is related to your WiFi or the adapter.
> 80sGuy wrote:> …Also, it is better to shut off the hub completely instead of leaving it on ‘standby’ because the disc is constantly spinning 24/7. I do this every time when I’m finished watching movies. Press and hold the POWER button until the unit completely shuts off (or until the light goes off). The ‘ethernet’ cable light at the rear should be off too if you’re using the connection.