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update: I found the hdd that was offline and reinserted it. now the rebuild & hdd error light are on. the hdd light was so bright it made me think that all hdds lights were on until I got really close to it..lol. it's actually rebuilding raid now! Thanks for the advice Robert.
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BTW...if the internal drive dies on you and loose its data, do you also loose your external storage data once the internal drive is replaced and formatted?

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No, someone stated the external hdd can withstand multiple internal hdd failures. And according to billcor62, he said his internal hdd gave the ghost and he restored most of his recorded shows, etc. by using g4l ddclone to another hdd.
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With summer arrriving here the Moxi has been warming up and I've been hearing the fan spin up a few times now. So I had the time, a drill and a bout of curiosity and drilled two rows of 1/8 inch holes halfway along either side of the case to allow the fan to pull at least a tiny amount of cooler air inside.

I've always found it an odd design choice for the Moxi to be in a box with no airflow apart from that tiny fan and it's bothered me for a while. It has to be contributing to the drive deaths and when I pulled off the cover the drive was pretty hot. The Moxi is the only component I have without ventilation holes and considering it has a hard drive it really should have all the airflow it can get.

Before I drilled the holes this afternoon diagnostics reported a temp of 42/107.

Afterwards the temperature dropped all the way to ...

Spoiler!


So it did have an effect. I may add more holes the entire length of each side this weekend and give it as much air as I can. I think I have a better fan in my PC spares I can drop in too.


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No, someone stated the external hdd can withstand multiple internal hdd failures. And according to billcor62, he said his internal hdd gave the ghost and he restored most of his recorded shows, etc. by using g4l ddclone to another hdd.

OK...thanks and good to know. But why do you need to clone anything? Can't the raid process do that for you? I thought once you replace the local drive and have it run properly then you connect the external drive and have the Moxi recognize your shows? I know it sounds convoluted and silly hence that's why I'm asking .

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The cloning part is if you dont want to lose recorded shows on the internal hdd, series settings, series to be recorded, cable card pairing, etc. You can only set recordings for shows when they are in-season. You can't control which recording is on internal hdd or external hdd. If you dont mind manually doing that each time an internal hdd gives the ghost, you dont have to clone at all.

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^ Can you decide where the recordings are to be made, internal or external HDD?


Now suppose (in theory), I don't mind losing the contents and settings on my defunct internal HD and replace it with a new one, would I still have access to the shows on the external drive? Sorry for the newbie question.

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Correct.
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^ Can you decide where the recordings are to be made, internal or external HDD?

Now suppose (in theory), I don't mind losing the contents and settings on my defunct internal HD and replace it with a new one, would I still have access to the shows on the external drive? Sorry for the newbie question.
No need to apologize. I've been in this thread for years and not having an external drive (yet ...) I couldn't answer these questions either.


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Thanks man... I wasn't aware that it was possible to set your recordings to an external drive, so since I'm resigned to replace my disk drive every 2-3 years(or less), this means that I don't have to buy an expensive big drive for internal use. I simply get a small one (500G) if they are still available and focus on spending the money on an external drive.


And BTW, I already have an external Synology NAS with three 3-TB Red Drives. Will this work as an external drive for the Moxi? If so, what connection would I use between the two?

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No, someone stated the external hdd can withstand multiple internal hdd failures. And according to billcor62, he said his internal hdd gave the ghost and he restored most of his recorded shows, etc. by using g4l ddclone to another hdd.
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Correct.

Thanks dz2k...I appreciate your knowledge in these matters...

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Thanks dz2k...I appreciate your knowledge in these matters...
Np. To ensure we're on the same page, you cannot control if recordings goes to internal nor external hdd. Its best to have a esata eternal hdd. Im unsure about the synology nas but u should be able to view content with tvmobili thru media link on moxi.
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Bummer ...my NAS doesn't have eSATA so another drive will have to be setup. Thanks!

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