I am planning to buy a Seagate 3TB external HDD
I have a win XP machine at home
i read that i will need to use the Seagate DiscWizard software to split the 3TB into 2TB and 0.75 TB partitions in order for win XP to recognize the drive correctly and utilize its full capacity
I lan to load both logical partitions with videos, photos, music etc.
My question: if after these steps, connect it to WDTV Live SMP …will it recognize the disk? will it recognize both the partitions and be able to play media on both? will both partitions be accessible over my home network for read/write by other devices?
This will help my purchase decision – whether to buy a drive less than 2TB or go for 3TB
Also, has anybody seen any differnece between using a USB-powered ultraportable drive versus an external-powered desk drive?