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flarbort
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Registered: ‎02-08-2012
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Is this compatible with a 2tb external hard drive

Can the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player play files off an external hard drive of 2tbs or higher? Thanks!

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Fennec
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Re: Is this compatible with a 2tb external hard drive

If you're talking about the SMP - yes, it can - though you *might experience issues from the rear port. The front port will definitely work.

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flarbort
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Re: Is this compatible with a 2tb external hard drive

Thanks! And by "SMP" you mean "streaming? media player" right?

This is the one I'm planning on purchasing:

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD-Media-Player/dp/B001JZFQU4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

I'm trying to watch a 3d MKV file on my 3D LG tv. Do you think I'll have an issue with the 3D part?

 

Thanks!

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richUK
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Re: Is this compatible with a 2tb external hard drive


flarbort wrote:

Thanks! And by "SMP" you mean "streaming? media player" right?

This is the one I'm planning on purchasing:

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD-Media-Player/dp/B001JZFQU4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

I'm trying to watch a 3d MKV file on my 3D LG tv. Do you think I'll have an issue with the 3D part?

 

Thanks!


That is a very old player which is no longer supported by WD. Its a WDTV HD Media Player (gen1)

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cmccowan
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Registered: ‎01-10-2012
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Re: Is this compatible with a 2tb external hard drive

I've been using a 3TB advanced format and a 2TB advanced format from a 2 drive external through the rear USB port.  It worked fine most of the time although it sometimes would spontaneously alert me that the drives had been removed.  The 3TB drive failed the other day :smileysad:, but I don't see any other issues reports like mine so it was probably an every day drive failure.

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adrian81063
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Registered: ‎02-27-2012
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Re: Is this compatible with a 2tb external hard drive

Is this unit compatible with a 3TB external hard drive with latest firmware? I read an internet forum post where someone had firmware 1.06.15.

 

Is this info god?

 

Regards

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Fennec
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Re: Is this compatible with a 2tb external hard drive

Yes, it will work with an external 3TB HD.

 

I've used WD and Seagate 3TB HD's and both worked.

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adrian81063
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Re: Is this compatible with a 2tb external hard drive

Excellent.... so I shouyld up grade my old gen 1 to a.... "WD HD  streaming media player " and I'm sorted to sue my 3TB External hard Drive, ...is that the right model player ?     Just want to make sure I buy the right one!

 

 

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alphabetagaga
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Registered: ‎02-15-2012
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Re: Is this compatible with a 2tb external hard drive

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Fennec wrote:

If you're talking about the SMP - yes, it can - though you *might experience issues from the rear port. The front port will definitely work.



Fennec wrote:

Yes, it will work with an external 3TB HD.

 

I've used WD and Seagate 3TB HD's and both worked.


the player might have rear port 'issues' dealing with a 2tb drive but not a 3tb drive?

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adrian81063
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Registered: ‎02-27-2012
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Re: Is this compatible with a 2tb external hard drive

Thank you.

Thta's the one I'l up-date to then.

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