I purchased a My Book 3 TB USB 3.0 drive to play ripped DVD’s and discovered that they either do not play or freeze. They play OK on WD 1 TB USB drives. I found several posts about this problem with drives over 2 TB in size and that this is a technology problem (not just unique to WD). In fact, prior to purchasing the WD 3TB drive, I purchased a Toshiba 3 TB drive and it had the same problem. I thought it was defective so I then purchased a WD model.
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I tried installing the latest firmware (v188.8.131.52D updated 2013-06-13) but when I try to install it, the display first references v184.108.40.206D and then says:
Update your WD firmware to v1.042
My Book v1.042
This My Book v1.042 drive’s firmare is already up to date
Why does it say v1.042 instead of v220.127.116.11D? In any case, I installed it anyway and it made no diffrrence.
Is it true that there is no fix for this because there known industry wide limitation of a 2 TB maximum size USB drive for playing ripped DVD’s?
If that is the case, I will have to reurn the 3 TB dive and purchase a 2 TB drive.
Thanks to anyone who can help me out or knows the answer.