I suppose that the USB interfaces on WD TV Live are USB v2.0? (I haven’t been able to confirm that). Does anyone know if USB v3.0 is on the radar? When I first set up my WD TV there was quite a lot of rubbish in my photo directory, and I found that is is very slow to browse and delete the content using WD TV. I can browse directly from my MacBook to the USB-attached hard disk because the WD TV makes the attached hard disk available as a network share. But when I go to delete items from my MacBook I can’t because the system says they are ‘in use’. I suppose they are held open by WD TV. The work-around that I can think of is to attach the hard disk directly to my MacBook to manage it. I suppose when I reconnect it to the WD TV, the WD TV will need to rebrowse and recatalog it. My attached hard disk has a capacity of two terrabytes. It is far from full. I recently had a disaster and copy the data from the backup and the copy took FIVE DAYS through USB v2.0!
I wonder what backup arrangements people make to backup the attached hard disk? I was using free file sychronisation software call Ice Mirror, but I can’t imagine how long it would take in the WD setup, through the USB v2.0 and over the wifi network to a USB-attacted hard disk on elsewhere on the network. I would prefer backups to be automatic, rather than having to attach, when I think of it, a backup HD to the USB port in the front of the WD TV unit, for example.
Thank you for any comments on these file magagement and backup ussues.