Just asking before I start flashing other than original firmware, what would cause a hard drive to struggle spinning up, click and behave really slow and often freeze? I’m wondering if the HD controller is shot or if it’s something else?
It’s a standard 4TB Seagate drive which works fine on everything else. I’ve wondered if it’s getting enough power due to it struggling to spin up and clicking but these boxes use pretty much standard power supplies.
I suspect it’s a hardware issue but before I bin it I will try and force a Mini MX3 Rom onto it perhaps! The thing is it’s a really good video player nice sharp picture and all that but without the USN ports working it’s pants! Yes maybe use it just over wifi but not what I wanted.
Also drilled a bunch of holes in it and re greased the heat sink plate. The issue does seem worse if the box gets hot/warm hence my modding.