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MAG 254 box

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:28 am

I have been using a MAG 254 box for a few years now.
Recently a small problem has arisen:
When I try to "download" a programme , it takes ages to "Complete" 100%. During which time the box becomes very slow to react to the handset; so I can't really do anything else whilst it downloads.
For example: I could usually download a 1hr programme in 2 or 3 minutes, but now it's around 10mins.
Sometimes it can take up to 20mins.
Could it be the USB stick? :think: or is it the box? :think: ( the box performs very well in all other respects)
Any answers please?
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Re: MAG 254 box

Postby spanish_lad » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:35 pm

Have you done a speedtest ? It could be internet speed ?
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Re: MAG 254 box

Postby jonbar.1 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:59 pm

Speed is good ( 120mb download)
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Re: MAG 254 box

Postby Enrique » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:32 am

Hi jonbar.1,
USB strick.....what its that used for :?:
if used to store programs then get a new Branded one..... Sandisk, Kingston.

If its used just for storage can a USB HDD be connected......... :?: Seagate 1TB -2TB , USB powered might be an option
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Re: MAG 254 box

Postby jonbar.1 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:58 am

Cheers Enrique.
The usb stick sits in the front of the box and allows me to download programmes ( it means we can watch them anytime: not just within the 2week "catchup" facility).
The stick I use is a "PNY". I also have a "Sandisk", which gives me the same problem.
However....since my last posting, I found another stick ( Kingston) which seems to work OK.( but it's only 8G)
I also tried a large "Passport" type remote HDD; this also works OK but is cumbersome to look at!
I conclude that the problem is indeed with the USB stick I am using,but the brand-name doesn't seem to make any difference.
(It doesn't seem to make any difference either whether the stick is "NTFS" or "FAT 32")
I reckon that the stick I am using is where the problem is,so I will buy another :thumbup: .
I would like to get a stick to which files can be transfered quickly on the laptop.My current sticks seem to take ages to accept file transfers.It always seems to be around 3-4MB speed, when they are being transfered.
Thanks again for your input Enrique. JB
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Re: MAG 254 box

Postby Enrique » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:19 am

Hi jonbar.1,
USB3 connection is the way to go, will be 3x faster than USB2 in real life......never seen the 10x they claim. Overheads in the copy/backup software.
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Re: MAG 254 box

Postby jonbar.1 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:25 pm

Cheers Enrique
I will,of course, buy the USB3 type. :thumbup:
Not sure what "Overheads in the copy /backup software" means. :think:
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