WD 3 TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 - Amazon £69.97
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WD 3 TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 - Amazon £69.97

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These things die like lemmings
Will this work ok as drive for tv to record to via usb?
josephallen4 h, 14 m ago

Will this work ok as drive for tv to record to via usb?


Yeah should work fine provided you format it too the correct format for the telly (check manual or just format via the telly's GUI)
However I would use a 2.5" external USB drive or a large 128/256Gb USB flash drive, that way you don't need a power supply and can just velcro the little hard drive to the back of the telly :-)
Leftfield_2k233 m ago

Yeah should work fine provided you format it too the correct format for …Yeah should work fine provided you format it too the correct format for the telly (check manual or just format via the telly's GUI)However I would use a 2.5" external USB drive or a large 128/256Gb USB flash drive, that way you don't need a power supply and can just velcro the little hard drive to the back of the telly :-)


Have been using a usb stick but it always goes to sleep after a while without use and then needs to be plugged back in to be recognised. Was hoping to avoid this.
Are these any good to store iPhone stuff from old phones ie photos ??
ryan.griffiths1 h, 8 m ago

Are these any good to store iPhone stuff from old phones ie photos ??


Yes, most definitely.
Many thanks. Great price. Heated and Ordered.
Do these with a power supply cause any issues with Xbox one? I.e. do you have to keep turning them on / off or anything? Or does the power just run all the time
josephallen10 h, 35 m ago

Have been using a usb stick but it always goes to sleep after a while …Have been using a usb stick but it always goes to sleep after a while without use and then needs to be plugged back in to be recognised. Was hoping to avoid this.


That is unusual ??

Most external USB hard drives will go to sleep after a predefined amount of time which makes sense with regards to power saving and reduced wear-and-tear, however I've never experienced a flash drive sleeping!!

You may want to borrow and try some different USB pens, 2.5" and also 3.5" external USB drives, sounds like your telly has some weird power save feature!
Might be worth doing some testing before commiting to buying anything just to confirm what you get will be fit for purpose!
Would this work to store games for PS4?
simandoo5 h, 57 m ago

Do these with a power supply cause any issues with Xbox one? I.e. do you …Do these with a power supply cause any issues with Xbox one? I.e. do you have to keep turning them on / off or anything? Or does the power just run all the time


Mine stays connected all the time, Xbox is in quick start, no problems after a year.
josephallen14 h, 1 m ago

Have been using a usb stick but it always goes to sleep after a while …Have been using a usb stick but it always goes to sleep after a while without use and then needs to be plugged back in to be recognised. Was hoping to avoid this.


TV feature most likely.

Iced had a 2.5" always on for years and flash drives always on for years too.

Check TV settings for power saving stuff. I have mine turn off USB when on standby now, don't see point in powering chromecast etc
Good deals
Good price. What's the difference between these and the my passports?
My 4GB one failed after 4 months!
anyone know of a simple hard disk that I can connect to my home network? via ethernet , which maybe can be plugged into the tv via usb
AzeemB19th Mar

anyone know of a simple hard disk that I can connect to my home network? …anyone know of a simple hard disk that I can connect to my home network? via ethernet , which maybe can be plugged into the tv via usb


You could forget ethernet and connect this to your router via USB and format it so it can be accessed via your home network. You could also connect it to your computer via USB, and also to your TV via USB. This would entail swapping the USB cable each time.

Or get a NAS (WD have various different ones to choose from) which connect to your router via Ethernet and can then be accessed by your PC, or your TV if it has wifi, over the network.

One other way would be to attach the hard drive to a USB hub with a Ethernet connection. Aukey have a few hub variations, for example this one.
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