Problem, when playing from USB hard drive


#1

I’ve used 120GB 5400RPM 2.5" Seagate enclosed in the USB box. Formatted the drive, put about 20GB of .avi, .VOB nad .mkv movies. The box started to crash: stopped the playback and displayed message:

 

"Warning: please safely eject your USB device before removing it".

At this point I shut off my WD TV Live unit and turned it back on. The USB drive showed in the menu and I was able to play the movie. And then, after couple of minutes - same message again. I repeated the process number of times until the box didn’t read my hard drive at all. I connected it to my computer - the disk was GONE!. Couldn’t even format it. Seriously!

Obviously my WD TV Live destroyed my hard drive!

I found old 40GB 2.5" SATA and used this one. The thing crashes: sometimes after a minute of playng, somtimes an hour. But it crashes constatnly!

Am I using wrong types of hard drives? Is 5400RPM not good enough?

Has anyone experienced same or similar problem? The unit works fine when playing from USP flash drive (stick), though…


#2

Have you considered that there may be something wrong with your USB box.


#3

That’s a good thought. Will have to get new external USB drive.

What manufacturer/capacity/RPM/size (GB & inch) would you, guys, recommend?