Hello all, hoping someone out there knows a fix for this problem I am having.
I purchased a Live Streaming about 2 months ago, and have loved it. However, one problem intermittently shows up. I have a powered USB HDD connected to it, with all of our music, movies, etc. Normally works great: the first time I plugged it in, it took a while to index everything, but no big deal.
I always put the device into Standby mode when not using it. (This way, even with it off, the hard drive was still available on the network in case I wanted to stream from it to my laptop.) Now, every once in a while - as in, every couple of days - the drive becomes inaccessible to streaming. So, I turn on the WDTV, and it does not recognize the drive is there! Then, I wait about 5 minutes, an the light starts blinking (like it is reindexing) for a few minutes, and then the drive is back and everything is fine again, all files & folders available.
I fully expected the HDD to go to sleep when the WDTV was in Standby, and to have a wake-up delay if I tried to stream on the network from it. However, in these cases - if I don’t go to the WDTV, turn it on, and wait about 5 minutes, it will never wake up.
This is intermittent, however; sometimes I will leave the device for over 24 hours without using it, and then access the hard drive without a problem.
I’ve tried deleting the .wdtv folder and letting it reindex completely, no luck.
Does anyone know what’s going on? Or possibly have a suggestion? I am thinking about leaving the WDTV on all the time and see if that fixes it, but I don’t want to just have a “workaround” if there is a real solution out there.