Author Topic: Will WDTV live update strip homebrew and movie sheets??  (Read 3286 times)

November 10, 2012, 11:50:21 AM
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chops

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I am looking for anyone who knows or has done this. I am still running brad's 1.03 firmware and have thousands of movies on a number of drives. I have a 3tb mybook essential that is not being recognized by my wdtv live plus.

I want to update to use that 3tb drive. But will downloading and using WD's update strip my b-rad firmware modifications?

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

November 10, 2012, 02:04:16 PM
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Yes.  You will simply be with the normal firmware from WD.  If you want, you can use B-Rad's 1.05.04 firmware which will (should) give you access to 3TB drives while retaining the custom firmware addons we've come to love and appreciate.
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November 29, 2012, 05:32:20 PM
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Where can i find b-Rads latest firmware that would work with the 3tb Drive.

November 29, 2012, 05:34:49 PM
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WDTV Live
1.02.21 WDLXTV 0.5.1.4 (Beta)
Linksys - WUSB600N USB Adapter
DLink - Dir-655 Router
Atheros - AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)
XBMC - The Future of Television

November 30, 2012, 03:25:52 AM
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there is no WDLXTV for the Live Plus that currently supports any drive over 2TB. The GPL WD put out was old at the time and it does not have support for anything larger than a 2TB drive, if you want to use anything larger than a 2TB drive on a Live Plus, you are going to have to use WD firmware.

If you are using WDLXTV on a Live Plus and hook up anything larger than a 2TB drive, you risk corrupting it and losing files.

IF you decide to share a drive from a computer, a drive can be any size and mounted and WDLXTV doesn't care, it will work fine.
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