Report on new hard drive.....Well I had two different external hard drives go bad on me and I didn't really like the esata only enclosure I had so I decided to get a new 2 tb drive and install it internally.
The 3 year old 500 gb drive that came in the Moxi was still running fine so I figured the Seagate Pipeline was a good choice as it supposedly optimized for use in a dvr.
Found the drive on sale at Newegg. $114. The drive did arrive in plain white box and with the dreaded "china" label though very well wrapped and in perfect shape.
I read and saved the instructions for the 4 finger press. Opened the moxi, cleaned the dust, and removed the hard drive.Put the new drive in, closed it up and was wondering why the 4 finger wasn't working when it dawned on me I hadn't plugged in the power and sata!
Oh well, opened back up plugged them in and then tried the ffp. I found it easier to do a two thumb press, each thumb holding down two of the buttons. It did take a couple tries - I had to restart my router, but once I got to the install screen everything went very smoothly.
I called Time Warner to pair the cable card and afterwards I noticed I was missing a bunch of channels and also that the remote was very sluggish. Called TW again and the guy said he couldn't do anything and gave me an apt for a tech to come out Tuesday. Well that bugged me so this morning I called again and the guy agreed to refresh the CC and right while I was talking to him a missing channel came on and all was fixed. Even the remote works just as it should now
You know I remember way back, early in tis thread there were a few who complained how terribly sluggish the remote of the Moxi was and I always thought well, not perfect, but it's not terrible either. Now I'm wondering if these people had some issue going on that caused the remote to lag because the state it was in yesterday was very bad.
So, anyway, now all is well. I put away my stock drive in case I ever need it. The single internal drive gives me the same space I used to have and is quieter and less clutter too. I think theres a lot to be said for the pipeline drive as my stock drive is still fine after 3 years but the regular external drives, one another Seagate, the other a WD green I think, both died.