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Freezes when accessing external HDD

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by bayesp, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. bayesp

    bayesp New Member

    Hi

    I have tried to play some mp3 files I loaded onto a USB HDD formatted to ext3. It sees the drive and I can navigate to the folder the files are in and then it just sits there and locks up the box. /i had the same problem with it formatted as NTFC. As FAT32 the box turned off as soon as I selected the folder.
    An ideas, I am puling my hair out.

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    All I can think of is you unluckily have hit on a drive which is not supported properly. What is it?
     
  3. bayesp

    bayesp New Member

    Hitachi but not sure of the model. Pillaged from another PVR.
     
  4. MartinLiddle

    MartinLiddle Super Moderator Staff Member

    I would have thought it more likely that there is something about the format of the MP3s that the Humax doesn't like.
     
  5. bayesp

    bayesp New Member

    all standard mp3s
     
  6. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Does that mean you have fitted it in a drive caddy? USB drive caddys are known to have a problem with drivers.
     
  7. bayesp

    bayesp New Member

    Yes its in a caddy. I also have an Hitachi lifestation external drive. The Booz shuts down when I try that one. I think its meant to use 2 USB ports though so probably sucks too much power.
     
  8. jack616

    jack616 Member

    Just thought I'd add that I've had a few instances in the last 2-3weeks where removing a USB drive has cause the HDR-Fox to lock up.
    No recordings or network or external drive activity in progress at the time (except once).
    I checked the drives for bad sectors etc (scandisk) but nothing showed up.
    Powering off at the back was the only way to get it back.
     
  9. jack616

    jack616 Member

    bayesp - have you tried movies on the same drive?
    I'm thinking maybe a problem with the MP3 decoder compatability to file types?