I’ve recently bought a fantasic WD Live & upgraded to the current firmware (within the last 4 days). I have a new Samsung G3 1TB external HDD with the media I am playing through the WD Tv Live - media works fine, no corrupt data, virus-scanned with up to date 2010 version of Norton 360.
Annoyingly, if the WD unit is turned on, the external HDD does not power up and therefore is not detected by the WD Tv Live.
If the HDD is plugged into the other USB port on the WD Tv Live, it automatically is detected & powers up - no problems.
If the unit is turned off, then on again at a later stage, same thing happens.
It doesn’t work if the HDD is simply unplugged and re-plugged into the same USB port. The other port HAS to be used to make it recognize the HDD.
There is nothing else plugged into the WD Tv Live unit.
-eg No ethernet, no other USB device
The unit is attached to the TV via the supplied AV cables.
Any ideas? Its really frustrating having to swap where the HDD is plugged in every time I start up the unit.