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Memphis933
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2TB Live Hub

Please can someone open your 2TB Live Hub

and

Post what type of 2TB HDD is installed!

Why?

I have three 1TB Live Hubs and if it is just the thicker 2TB HDD I will mod (hack) one of my 1TB Live Hub so I can install the thicker HDD.

Again

Please can someone open your 2TB Live Hub and post what type of 2TB HDD is installed?

 

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wdtvhub
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Registered: ‎04-18-2011
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Re: 2TB Live Hub

Do you think someone is going to invalidate their warranty for you...?

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Memphis933
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Re: 2TB Live Hub

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There is no seal on the Hub when you pop off the top. 

and

It is very easy to do.

On all my hubs I have look inside and even swapped out HDD.

but

Even if I were to buy a 2TB Hub I would open it up to see what is inside.

On my first Hub

I held off on my purchase until someone posted pictures on insides of the Hub.

Some of us

Like knowing what we are buying.

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flhthemi
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Re: 2TB Live Hub

Someone will eventually do it....or WD might tell you if you ask them. I sure hope it isn't green.

 

 

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Memphis933
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Re: 2TB Live Hub

Anyone out there know what type of 2TB HDD is installed!

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richUK
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Re: 2TB Live Hub

If you look at WD's range of drives, consider that its a 2TB and also that it has to fit in the hub, then its likely to be the WD green.

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mike27oct
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Re: 2TB Live Hub

Since the 1TB Hub has the least expensive WD drive in it, expect the same for the 2TB Hub.

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Memphis933
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Registered: ‎02-22-2013
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Xmas Wish

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Oh

I agree when you view  WD's drives, and consider that new hub is 2TB, then its likely to be the WD green

but

Who knows for sure until someone pops off the hubs top.

Now

I was not asking for a major deal. It is super super easy to pop the WD Hubs top off. And Its impossible to tell if you did it. There are no seals or even screws to take out.

I am still hoping someone out there will post a pics of the 2TB hubs interior.

Ok

Here is my Xmas wish.

I wish someone will post pics of the new 2TB hub interior.

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richUK
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Re: Xmas Wish

Is it likely that somebody is going to take their brand new expensive player apart so that you can find out what you already know. Is it likely that WD are going to make a brand new unadvertised hard drive to fit into the hub?

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srwal
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Registered: ‎06-06-2011

Re: Xmas Wish

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@Memphis939

 

Seems your Christmas wish has been granted, I took your challenge and installed a 2TB WD Green drive to upgrade my original 1TB unit. 

 

Formatting was quite quick, but they are some points to note.

 

1. The 2TB drive is significally thicker than the original 1TB drive, so with the rubber "bumper" on, the unit doesn't close properly....the side where the dirve is, since raises a bit.. I didn't want to try squeezing it on. Dunno if a new "bumper" could be sourced to replace that one.

 

2. The orignal mounting bracket is too short to cover the new drive, with a little bending it still keeps its in place....not a big deal to me really, as i haven't move the unit in about 2-3 years since I have except today to plug it in.

 

3. After the formatting the 2TB drive was reduced to 1.82TB, not a but deal because you never fully got 1TB with the original drive anyway..

 

4. With the new 2TB drive, the unit boots considerably faster as well as loading services like Netflix, Hulu, etc.

 

 

Also, I noticed my unit was a bit dusty, so I encourge come regualr maintenance to keep it clean and working in tip-top condition.

 

Overall I'm happy with the upgrade, so now onto the 2 other boxes I have....

 

My only wish is that all boxes can see where you stopped when watching one show, and give you the option to contine from that point like....maybe in the next upgrade who knows....would be useful for people with multiple boxes and family members.

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