Hi, I’m an inexperienced gadget granny whose gadget guys have all grown up and now live overseas. I recently bought a WD TV Live and a Seagate Free Agent external 320 GB HDD to view AVI files in particular. I connect the 2 with a USB 2 cable. For the first few goes I had smooth viewing, then the movies intermittently stop working. I can get started again by jiggling the USB cable, however the problem continues. I have tried 3 new USB cables. I even exchanged the WD TV unit only to get the same problems. The USB cables and the HDD work fine with other equipment.
Is what I have incompatible?
Are there settings that I don’t know about?
The software in the Seagate and the WD is up to date. The Seagate drive testing feature shows it is functioning fine but it is 80%full.
I’d really appreciate any help that is out there.