I am having issues with getting my WDTV LIve to recognise my WD Essential 3TB external drive.
When plugged in, the drive switches on as soon as the player is switched on, but it does not appear in the list of devices on the software menu, nor does the USB light on the front of the player light up.
The drive works fine with my PC, no issues at all.
I do remember being able to use the drive without any problems about a year ago, and I have not changed anything with the hardware of the drive or the file system at all. The only thing I have done since then is move files to/from the drive.
What I did change with this particular setup is the firmware on the player. I kept the firmware updated as normal through the network update feature on the drive itself.
Any ideas on how I can fix this issue?
According to WD the devices are compatible together…