Hard drive not readin on dvd player


#1

Hey i have a 1tb hard drive p/n WD10000H1U-00 i originally had no problems with using the hard drive on my computer or plugging it into my dvd player via the usb cable supplied, but i recently gave it to a friend who put some movies and music onto it and now when i plug it into my dvd player it doesn’t read it. The dvd player comes up with no data. Any ideas??


#2

Is it possible your friend reformatted the drive? Many devices require a drive to be formatted FAT32 (which has a file size limit). It’s possible your friend converted it to NTFS in order to put a large movie onto it.

Another possiblity of course is that the drive was damaged in transit (it’s pretty common). A small drop, or even a good vibration (like if you drove over a bumpy road at a decent speed) could have done it.