I recently purchased both. When I hooked up my HD to the Live, I was able to watch a movie then turned it off after. When I went back to try and watch a movie, everything on my HD was deleted. I had to use a recovery program to get my files back, then had to format the drive. I thought maybe it was just a fluke so i tried it again and lone behold, the lcd screen on the HD went blank and I was unable to access any movies from the Live. Hooked my HD up to my computer and luckily, everything was deleted this time. Any ideas why this was happening? i tried this twice and it was the same issue. Am I using the wrong HD???
I have 1tb WD my book Essential and a 500g IDE in a USB external case and they both work fine also accessing a couple of HD’s in the computer through the network.
Do you eject the USB driver before powering down the WD? I never lost a drive, but the WD would not recognize it the next time if I this was not done first. cj
No, I just pull the drive. Maybe I should.
Mostly when I want to transfer anything to the drives I use a LAN cable so I don’t now need to pull them.
I take no chances… Even when I am accessing my NSA and the USB drive is attached, I eject the USB before powering down the WD. cj