I recently replaced a faulty 500GB Iomega Screeplay HD with a WD HD TV and a 1TB LaCie USB2 HDD. I immediately noticed the speed difference when displaying thumbnais of my photos. The WD unit can take several minutes to display a screen of ten thumbnails. It is fine once they have been displayed; I can then refer back to them and they display again immediately. However, if I eject and power off the HDD to load more photos etc, the thumbs are lost and I then have to go through the painfully slow process of ‘regenerating’ the thumbs.
Also noticed that after generating a few hundred thumbs, the WD unit randomly reboots itself and again the thumbs are lost.
I posted a question about this to WD Support a week ago and have had nothing back apart from the auto reply.
Did notice that smaller sized photos are fairly quick but anything around the 2MB take ages to display the thumbs.
Is this a known problem or is the processor in my unit faulty or is this just what to expect with the WD HD TV (latest firmware installed).
I currently have around 15,000 photos in various folders on the WD unit so I really need the thumbnail facility to work a lot faster.
(would also be nice to be able to have a playlist facility for photos - is this planned for future upgrade?)
Any pointers to what I may be doing wrong or faults with the unit would be great.