06-26-2012 09:19 AM
I had recently purchased a Pogoplug series 4 so I can utilize a 1tb Seagate external drive that was going unused. I was thinking of just getting a NAS enclosure or another NAS hard drive but why waste the extra money when I could turn the Seagate external drive into a NAS with the Pogoplug series 4. I have a 10+ year old Comp that I was using as a HTPC, and streaming files from that to other devices started to become a PIA. Plus my comp didn't have a good enough storage as 1TB does.
So I attained video files to which I had then put onto the Seagate external drive which is connected to the series 4. The only issue I ran into was trying to move more than one file, I used the mapping function of the software and was moving files by dragging and dropping them. The transfers was complete and I decided to DELETE them off my PC since they were taking up space that I was in need of. The files still appeared on the Seagate drive until the other day I noticed all of the files I moved over the network were gone. Now just the prior day I was able to utilize and access them.
Now being alarm, I connected the external drive straight to my PC using USB so that I can run tests on it and see where these files were. I checked and made sure they were not hidden. I ran an Antivirus check on the drive which came back that it was clean. I then ran a file recovery software on the drive to which it came back with nothing in regards to these files I had on it.
Now I am also posting this question on the pogoplug community to see if they have any advice to what just happened since their is no trace to the files that I placed onto the external hard drive that was connected to the series 4.
04-24-2013 07:35 AM
I would love to know if you found a solution (or a cause) to this issue, as I'm having a very similar problem with an expansion portable drive attached to my home network through a router. The router manufacturer couldn't offer any assistance, and it seems that this issue (i.e. files randomly vanishing from Seagate drives) is common.
05-07-2013 02:02 PM
As of yet I have not found a solution to this, which is a complete nuissance. Thinking of the issue I cannot comprehend how files can go missing. I have had files go missing both with putting them on via USB connection and through the pogoplug interface. From what I can assume is that it is an issue with pogoplug and how it creates directories on their system. I've tried connecting the hdd directly to my PC and running recuvera on the hard drive to see if they're any traces of these missing files are on the seagate and none were found. I know that I put it on the drive and I am not imagining these things, but these files that I am losing are media files, where in most cases I don't mind since I have already seen the movies that are now missing. I do not have any means of testing this drive with possibly a router or another device to turn the seagate into a NAS, so I cannot tell if this is inherent on the pogoplug and seagate combination or something entirely different.