I’ve been mixing regularly off this Samsung T3 500 Gb drive for about a month.
I usually just cut the power on my players when I’m done. They seem to stay on long enough to unmount the drive properly, though I don’t think my (original) firmware does the 8 or 10 second red screen countdown as we saw in the demo videos prior to launch.
I never pulled this drive out uncleanly.
Today, I played through a couple tracks on my pair of SC5000’s and I suddenly got a popup letting me know I’m in trouble: “Database of T3 (Front) is corrupt and may not work properly.”
When I dismissed the popup on each of the players, I attempted a safe eject and reconnecting of the drive. Again, it reported the same message. In both cases, browse displayed my crates, but the right listing just let me scroll through endless lines, all empty. All that was visible were the thin dividers. You can actually see the track list in the background in my photo of the player. When I scrolled past it, all lines were empty. Scrolling back up, all lines are now empty, though the scrollbar indicates there is about the same huge number of tracks I had. When I swipe, I see the loading indicator, but the player is otherwise unresponsive.
Mounting the drive on my Mac has the filesystem come up apparently intact, but the Engine Prime software sees nothing more about the drive beyond the message: “Database of T3 is corrupt and may not work properly. Please reformat and rebuild this drive.”
Clearly something is wrong here, and I hope my description is helpful for Denon’s engineers. I wonder, though, if anyone else is having trouble like this. Perhaps my drive is at greater risk because it is so large? The drive (still) has 146 Gb of music, though many of them are FLAC.
Any hope of rebuilding the DB in place and salvaging my playlists?
Are there mitigation measures I could try, going forward?