I have a MyBook World edition configured on my network having a static IP. The firmware version on MyBook World is 01.01.18. It was working fine all the way since past 2 years. I was even able to upgrade it from stock 500GB to a 1TB harddisk by using the help on this website. I also have TwonkeMedia running on it which is available on the other network media players.
Recently I have noticed a very strange behavior by it. I have the "internal" shares mapped as a drive letter in Windows via which I do all file operations. Whenever I try to copy and/or delete any file from it, the drive suddenly becomes unresponsive and drops access to the network shares. I have even tried logging in via Putty or WinSCP and there is no response from the drive or its Web Interface. It is only resolved when I do a power recycling of the drive after which all things return to normal, and then exhibit the same behavior if any copying or deleting is performed. The drive IP address becomes unresponsive.
I am unable to get a hold of this new problem. I think the file system is automatically checked after a fix number of reboots, however I dont know how to unmount and check for any file system related corruptions.
I still have around 3GB of space left on the drive. Is it anyone who has experienced a similar behaviour and has a working remedy for it. I dont want to lose all my data on MyBook. Is it some sort of pre alarm if the drive is dying down (maybe have to check the SMART status logs).
Thanks for your help.