06-18-2012 01:00 AM - edited 06-18-2012 06:03 PM
Have tried the unit for 2 weeks now; started alright, didnt got anything practical from the web interace, lots of "stuff" that will never be able to satisfy anyone as it is always "the wrong format" or not complete.
Thus... why not please everyone with something everyone can use, instead of a sluggish dlna server which brings the unit to a grinding halt and lockup?
Also... I understand why the disc is "just a mere 500gb" while everyone is buying at least 1tb nowadays, because... with (just) 100gb or more of multimedia files the unit does not work any more!!! dlna just crashes!!!
So... keep it simple and... useable with acceptable responses/speed... just the unit.. wireless and file access with (s)ftp and/or smb!!!
Please remove any function which can not be guaranteed by seagate development and support, it simply is not professional !!!
06-19-2012 05:30 PM - edited 06-19-2012 06:23 PM
One more thing...
Found that the dlna server creates an enormous amount of junk folders in my own directories to keep track of MM-files,
I DO NOT APPRECIATE AND WANT THAT!
Keep away of my files and directories, if you really intend to mess up my data, please do it in a decent single location not spread over my complete disc!
I expect that Seagate solves this !
06-20-2012 03:47 AM
I don't know what files you are referring to. The DLNA process creates all its files in a distinct directory in the root of the drive. The web interface creates a single subdirectory in each of your directories, named with a huge number, where it stores thumbnails for easy access. If you have the latest firmware, 1.3.5..., it stores even less thumbnails than previously, as low as one per album or video.
If you are getting extra files within your folders, blame your OS. Windows loves to create thumbnails of different sizes in the same directory as your media files. MacOSX loves to create .DS_Store files as well as ._* files for everything. If you use both OSes like I do, that's a lot of junk, but it can all be ignored (as it is intended to be) since those files don't mess up your data.
06-20-2012 03:05 PM - edited 06-20-2012 03:07 PM
Harry, You are just admitting to the very issue:
"The web interface creates a single subdirectory in each of your directories, named with a huge number"
Just excessive garbish that I really do not need !
There is no need what so ever to create (in my case) over 1500 extra directories and close to 7500 extra files!
Someone who "thinks" about "decent solutions" will use just a single db-file!
Seagate obviously is not a "thinking" partner.