05-11-2011 08:22 PM
Hi, my GoFlex TV firmware is v2.23. Using a WD 500GB hard disk with it. Everytime I unplug it from GoFlex and connect it to a PC will get warning "There might be a problem with some files on this device".. A re-scan will say the disk is fine...
Not sure why this is happening? Because Seagate doesn't like WD?
05-12-2011 06:36 AM
Because Seagate doesn't like WD?
Haha, that's a reasonable assumption. :-D
05-12-2011 07:41 AM
I'm getting the same thing even with Seagate GoFlex 500GB hard drive, so it's not the brand...lol. And I always turn the device off with remote, I wait until the external hard drive's LED turns off and then I disconnect the drive. Anyway, before I was ignoring this warning dialog but it happened several times to me that the file system got screwed up and some files got unreadable (until I run the "chkdsk" tool which fixed the file system and no files were lost after all). So since then I always run this check disk tool just to make sure that file system on that disk is consistent. It's harmless and most of the time the tool doesn't report any problems.
05-12-2011 07:48 AM - edited 05-12-2011 07:49 AM
Since GoFlex TV and FAT+ are similar devices, take a look also at the following threads:
05-19-2011 07:54 AM - edited 05-20-2011 05:43 AM
Scrub that, I thought it was one of the dongle type TV receiver's.
06-06-2011 10:34 AM
07-29-2011 10:40 AM
I have 320 GB Seagate harddisk & have the same problem. But i have noted one thing, as i have 2 partitions on same external hard drive, one with NTFS partition gives me this warning but the FAT32 partition there is no such warning.
08-09-2011 11:06 AM
FAT32 has a cap of 2gb per file, if i remember, which may be a problem with movie files.
I've also noticed that with the GoFlex HDD that I've been using to store my movies, it doesn't matter if I have NOT just used it on the GoFlexTV. The error will still occur on my Windows 7 64bit OS. The HDD is NTFS formatted, as per factory format.
So for example:
1. Insert GoFlex HDD into GoFlexTV. Play it. Remove it after powering down (wait 1 min)
2. Insert HDD into Windows 7 PC. Scandisk message comes up. Run Scandisk. No error found.
3. Unplug HDD from PC (using safely remove). Off PC.
4. On PC. Plug HDD into PC. Scandisk message comes up again.
So in a sense, this scandisk warning will not always occur whenever I plug in the HDD to my WIn7 machine. I suspect the only way to stop this 'false positive' error is to format the HDD, which is not what I'd want to do.