Never one to be embarrassed to admit my ignorance, how would I tell which of the two ports are 6Gb/s? I've had my computer open quasi-regularly -- I pull the drives & other things like the graphics card, sound card, modem, RAM, etc. out to blow out dust -- but I'm unfamiliar with the port deal. Would the data or power cords that hook to each drive be different? I can't say as I've ever traced down where the HDD cables go, I'm sorry to say. TIA for any guidance/direction!
A couple of additional comments . . .
First, I generally move more slowly when trying to troubleshoot, but since everything seemed to be working fine with the new internal drive, I hooked up the external drive and all seems well, basically. Because I was unsure about the source of the Moxi's flakiness, I used a new enclosure for the external drive (I'm not happy with the enclosure, but oh well).
Second, though, I am beginning to think that somehow, the internal drive wasn't the problem because in updating my "repair" history of Moxi 1, I saw that I just replaced the internal drive about 16 months ago. I know hard drives can fail much sooner than expected, but I don't know that I've ever had a hard drive fail that
Now, the external drive has been in use for several years -- my records suck for that, but I think it's been hooked up to that Moxi for 4 years or so. So, I could understand if it was failing -- that was initially what I thought the problem was. However, I unhooked it for several days at least three times over the past couple of months, and Moxi 1 still continued to misbehave. That's why my suspicions shifted to the internal drive, but I wasn't remembering that I'd replaced the internal hard drive so recently.
Any suggestions? If it was a "regular" hard drive, I'd run diagnostics to see what (if anything) showed up, but I don't know how to troubleshoot drives that have been used in Moxis.
My "plan" was to clone the internal drive I just replaced & put it back in to watch the Olympics stuff that was recorded on it, but now I'm wondering if I should clone the external (1.5 TB) first? I guess what I'm wondering is if a failing external drive could corrupt the Moxi's OS on the internal drive, which then caused the flakiness I was seeing?
One last bit of oddness just for completeness: both of my Moxis with their external drives attached and therefore recorded content are back to showing up on moxi.com! The history is that Moxi 2 (the behaving Moxi) quit displaying on moxi.com a long time (well over a year) ago -- the error message was something like "unable to display." I checked periodically for awhile with no resolution but never pursued any further troubleshooting since others reported the same issue. Anyway, dz3k asked me about it a few days ago in the other thread. I checked again for the first time in many months to verify that I was still experiencing that issue, which I was (you can see my response here
However, I checked again earlier this AM to make sure Moxi 1 was still showing up properly, and not only is are the "Scheduled" and "Recorded" tabs correct & complete for Moxi 1 as always, but they show up correctly for Moxi 2! I am very glad
, but what the heck fixed it?! The only changes I've made to were with Moxi 1: replacing the internal hard drive, and changing the external enclosure (and eSATA cable for the external drive). SHM