Hi, I've owned a MBWE for just over a year and never had a problem that wasn't simple to fix through software or a quick reboot; that is, until last night. I had accessed the drive in the evening and it seemed completely normal, but a couple of hours later, it was completely inaccessible. Nothing happened to the drive's hardware or software that I'm aware of in that interim.
The error message I'm receiving is that the "network path is not available". I receive this message on all the computers on my network. I can not access the web OS. After a power cycle, the problem changed exactly 0%. Strangely enough, when connected to my router, the router's information shows that the MBWE's IP is connected. The drive also appears to deactivate 30 seconds or so after being connected to a power source - the light goes out, the drive goes quiet… But the ethernet port indicator stays lit green.
I'm thinking the only option I have is to get an RMA and get it repaired, but I thought I'd ask the community most familiar with the device what they think.
So here's to hoping someone out here has some words of wisdom for me!
P.S.: The drive is completely stock - I had not hacked it, or attempted to hack it, in any way.