Originally Posted by sboyer1971
There are plenty of other devices that use hard drives just as hard or harder than the Moxi and they don't get hard drive failures. It's not the Moxi, but rather the fact that the Moxi comes stock with a crappy hard drive. A quick replacement of the stock hard drive will get you a reliable machine.
Gosh -- I dunno about that on a couple of counts.
First, both of my 3-tuner Moxis had to be RMAed for non-hard drive problems; the first never worked right out of the box & was RMAed within 30 days, and the second failed after about 90 days. For me, that's a 100% non-hard drive failure rate that I suppose drops to a 50% failure rate since the HDD in both replacements are still working fine 17+ months later.
Second, I'm a RTV person & have had to replace the hard drives in all five (IIRC) of our RTVs over the years. They are, of course, much older than the Moxis, but by the same token, they aren't constantly buffering, either.
OTOH, only one of my RTVs has ever had a non-hard drive failure -- I had to replace the power supply.
And, I personally can't forget the glitches in the Moxi software or whatever that have gone unaddressed (i.e., episode descriptions missing from recorded content).
Sooo, I suppose it all depends on one's definition of "reliable."