Author Topic: help with WD hard drive to WDTV Live  (Read 3779 times)

November 02, 2009, 05:07:43 AM
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pintas999

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I'll buy a disc from the WD 1.5 TB WD to connect to live TV and liked to tell us what kind of formatting should I do (NTFS, FAT32, EXT2, EXT3), and if I create divisions on the disk.

I also wanted to know if I have to create some folders (Movies, Music, and Pictures)
WD Live TV is not yet on sale in Europe, perhaps this month or next month, but want to start insert files on disk, so I ask for your help.

If I can indicate the type of formatting and as I have the folders for files thanked.

Thanks everyone
wdtvlive.net the file repository for WDTV Media Players.

November 02, 2009, 01:30:13 PM
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pintas, you should maybe also verify which harddrive would work without problems and keep up with the WDTV Live ... i have personally a portable MEdion harddisk that it is NOT able to keep up with the WDTV for 1080p mkv files ... it stutters really bad. The same films from my NAS work just great...

November 03, 2009, 01:38:10 AM
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pintas999

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The disc that I buy and the Western Digital's WD Elements Desktop 1.5 TB, USB 2.0.

What wanted to know was, what kind of format should I, if I divide the disk, and which folders I create.

I apologize for my English is not the best, but it is what I know.

Thanks everyone
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November 03, 2009, 05:28:30 AM
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pintas999:
ntfs or ext2/3 will work fine for what you want.
you do not need to make any folders.
but you could if you want to.
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November 03, 2009, 06:10:32 AM
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pintas999

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pintas999:
ntfs or ext2/3 will work fine for what you want.
you do not need to make any folders.
but you could if you want to.
best of luck

Ok so I'll use NTFS because it is better to work with Windows.

How much do I create some folders for better organization.
 
For the record, I wonder whether it is better to create some partitions, due to the size of the disk.

Thanks
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November 03, 2009, 06:25:01 AM
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NTFS is the best choice, especially if your computers are running Windows. NTFS is probably the most widely accepted format.

I think partitions are a matter of your preference only. On my WD 1Tb drive I just create one big NTFS partition and then just individual folders for Photos, Music, Movies.

Works great.

November 03, 2009, 07:35:33 AM
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pintas999

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NTFS is the best choice, especially if your computers are running Windows. NTFS is probably the most widely accepted format.

I think partitions are a matter of your preference only. On my WD 1Tb drive I just create one big NTFS partition and then just individual folders for Photos, Music, Movies.

Works great.
The idea of partition, was that if believe formatting the drive does not erase everything but what's in the partition to format, thus preserving the remaining contents.

But thanks to all for the tips.
Pintas999
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