I got a question regarding my mother’s failed WD TV Live Hub internal drive. Basically it has become dysfunctional to the point where it takes at least 3 minutes for it to load and fixing it on windows or formatting has been unsuccessful. So needless to say the drive is faulty.
Since it’s stupid in my opinion to pay $100 for another WD10TPVT from Ebay and even then I’m concerned that the drive will fail again just as the previous one had. So my natural alternative is using an external drive (with more space) and plug it in through the USB, but can I use any external drive other than WD? And does it need its own power source or will it run just fine through the USB port?
And one last thing, since I haven’t had time to test it out yet, but I can remove the internal drive completely and run the media player without it? Because leaving it in causes it to run extremely slow, or am I to assume its necessary for the firmware etc.?
If anyone has other suggestions, I’m all ears, thank you…