Hi friends …
A bit of history which I posted elsewhere…
I own 2 of these 1tb 'books' …
The first was bought from pcworld and has functioned fine from day 1 …but have never used mionet.
I use it simply as a samba mounted local network share…
when it got close to full ..I went looking for another on ebay ..and bought an identical used unit ….
This I also connected to my network …and has I suspect ben used with mionet..
This where the problems started..
I found that I could not write any quantity of data to the drive larger than about 2gb ..before it reported an error that the
network was no longer available …further writing to the 'book' not being possible without powering down and rebooting.
This allowed another 2gb to be written before the problem reappeared..
The ability to read any amount of data was never a problem.
Nothing I did would fix this problem …making the drive useless for all practical purposes.
I had little to lose so decided to experiment …and to this end I dissasembled both 'books' and swapped hard drives ..
The problem migrated with the hard drive..thus proving where the problem lay.
I suspected the 1tb HD might be physically faulty so connected to my pc and deleted all partitions …then reformatted to ntfs.
I then tried writing 10gb of data to the new partition ..which procedded without errors..
Ok ..so the HD is ok ….and the error must have been in the MyBook partitions themselves…probably from manufacture .as the previous owner had decided to get rid of it..
My next idea was to clone the entire 1tb drive of my origional good unit to the deleted hard drive …
…including all my pecious media files ..as I had no where else to store them even temporarily..
Having cloned the drive successfully at my second attempt with PC Disc Clone 8 live cd …
I reattatched to the hardware and was happy to see the blue flashing lights come up…
Next I reassembled my 'good' unit ..and breathed a sigh of relief as that too came up ..lights flashing.
So Now I have 2 working identical Twins …both of which function perfectly for both read and write …
Both appear on my network with different assigned IPs by DHCP…so I renamed them both Romulus and Remus..
My problem however is that there appears to be a conflict issue when both are connected …
They can't both be accessed at the same time ..its either or ..
Also ..If I start streaming an avi from either disc …its only a matter of time before the stream stops ..and the network effectively dissapears..
..presumably this is down to the 2nd 'book' being present..
Either unit will perform flawlessly ..providing only one is on the network at any given time.
Can anyone please explain what might be causing this …and can it be fixed easily ?
Neither unit has been 'hacked' ..as such…and Linux is a total enigma to me..
So please be gentle ;-)
Thanks for reading to the end ..
..any help or info would be much appreciated
rgds 2 all