Author Topic: WDTV v2 and WD portable 500gb hard drive what is max cable length ?  (Read 1507 times)

January 08, 2011, 04:03:52 PM
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venom

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I have a WDTV v2 and a WD portable 500gb hard drive.
I just wondered if anyone else had a similar set up and had tried a longer usb cable between the wdtv and the hard drive ?  Basically I want to keep my wdtv at the bottom of my tv set up and the drive about a metre away. I'd read on some forums there were issues with the power loss to WD portable drives to laptops and only to use the smaller cable WD supply. Just wondered if any one else had tried it before ? If not I'll buy a cheap cable and see what happens !
 

January 09, 2011, 02:13:30 AM
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venom

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Also does anyone know how to stop the blue h/d light flashing on the portable drive when the wdtv is switched off. I'd bought a portable drive as assumed when player was switched off it will kill ALL the power to it !

January 20, 2011, 02:07:18 PM
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venom

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Fixed

I bought a 1.8m cable
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350364315349&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_817wt_905

and is working a treat. Still have issue with light lashing when WD is off but cant have everything !