L623 reboot with EHD hangs a while. (1 Viewer)

KKlare

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The daily reboot on a 722 with an EHD attached waits say 15 minutes before it starts but the receiver does not take commands--this is new in the last few weeks. You cannot power up or down the 722 until it "finishes" some inspection of the EHD. The EHD shows accesses for the whole time. Finally it will go on and reboot. It seems to work the EHD hard.

(CAUTION) If you pull the USB cable the disk may be left unrecognizable until you pull the EHD's power and reapply that. It may be safer to pull the power but I don't know that. It is best to unplug the EHD before the reboot. The quickest way out of a hang in progress before reboot is to unpower/unplug the EHD but be prepared to power cycle the EHD.

-Ken
 

KKlare

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This is still true. The 722 starts the reboot right on time (menu-8-4) if the external (EHD) is removed. But is can take 15 minutes if there is an EHD with the drive being access repeatedly. No good can come of this. During that time the 722 is inaccessible. You can force a reboot but with all those EHD accesses that could be bad. As usual, it didn't use to do that.
-Ken
 

satinsticksguy

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I have noticed this behavior also. As it happens, I added a new EHD at about the time this started, and as I have added additional movies to the new EHD, the time it takes has gradually gotten longer. It seems to be checking each item on the EHD and as more items are added, it takes longer. I dread to think how long it will take if I get close to filling the 1 TB.
 

KKlare

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That implies a good test of the number or total size of recordings--timing it with a loaded EHD and an empty one, or nearly so. Maybe I'll try that.
-Ken
 

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