I am running a SA8300HD box with a Fantom Green Drive 1TB drive connected here in NYC on TWC. Everything sorta works but I am having some issues. It's running Mysto, which is Navigator I believe.
When I initially connected it, I had everything off. Connected the drive via estata, then turned on both the box and the drive. It went though its boot cycle and when the Mysto countdown hit 6 it said that my drive wasn't properly formatted. It said press A to continue, never said press A to format. I did this, then the countdown resumed. It finished and then rebooted again. Once it came back up, my storage went from 86% to 6%, success!
Some recordings are now showing up in the list but when you select them, the screen just goes black. You cannot FF/RW, you have to change the channel to get out of the program. Then you can go in and delete the program but it never plays. It's real hit and miss, I can't seem to find a pattern to which programs end up like this.
The other thing is that when I reboot the box by unplugging it, it will always say the external drive isn't set up properly and essentially reformats it every time. The capacity is always very low, so it sees the drive, but all the recordings after the reboot are the black screen type listed above.
Is the "black screen" recordings an error related to the external drive? Is it possible it's a low signal issue?
Is my drive really formatted? Is it possible the box sees the drive but can't actually use it? And why would it reformat every time I reboot the box?
Thanks in advance!