Fortunately the “Seagate Expansions 5TB USB 3.0” external hard drive works with the WD Media Player - that’s the good news in generell. But there are some things which worry me:
As soon as the HD is mounted on one of the USB Ports, it seems that the second HD (in my case a WD Elements 2TB) is not working at the same time at the other USB Port. That’s bad because of course I hoped to continue using the two USB options of the WD Media Player.
The noise of the disk: in comparison to the WD Elements Disks it’s really noisy…so I’m hoping to find a external case to lose some of the noise and turn it (hopefully) to a silent mode like the WD Elements have. But I’m not sure which cases support 5 TB of disks…?
The Standby-Mode: Usually I always leave the WD Media Player on…so it doesn’t have to load all the media of the hard disks again everytime. So I love it that the WD Element hard disks go into some kind of “sleep mode” after a while…but I’m not completely sure if the Seagate is doing that too. So I’m afraid it runs all the time in full mode and so it’s not really good for the livabilty of the disk (as well as the power level it uses on standby all the time)
Has anyone else made experiences with the Seagate Expansions 5TB in combination with the WD Player? And what are your experiences? And has anyone ever tried to use two of them at the same time on both USB ports (which would make it 10 TB of Media at the same time!)?