HELP:- 320 GB iomega not detected by dvd player

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Found 29th May 2009
Need some advice,

I normally watch avi movies using my 4gb pen drive (FAT32) plugged into the usb port of my dvd player.
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I purchased a 320 gb iomega 2.5" hard drive. formatted it using iomega formatter to FAT32, but the dvd player doesnt see any avi files on it.

Am I doing something wrong?

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Don't know if it's the same with your DVD player, but the PS3 has a 4GB file size limit with USB FAT32 Storage Devices - it won't read anything over that size.

EDIT: As it's a 2.5" drive, is it self-powered? Does your DVD player see the drive? It might be that your PC powwers it but the DVD USB port wont.

Original Poster

I have previously used my laptop hard drive in an external caddy (30gb, FAT32) and it worked fine.

Teqnophile;5347404

I have previously used my laptop hard drive in an external caddy (30gb, … I have previously used my laptop hard drive in an external caddy (30gb, FAT32) and it worked fine.



The new drive may need to draw more current, is it showing the drive on your player at all?

Original Poster

does show the drive but no avi files (ive only tried it with avi files)

Teqnophile;5347467

does show the drive but no avi files (ive only tried it with avi files)



Check the documentation that came with the DVD player, maybe a 320Gb drive is too large?

Are the avi files "loose" on the root directory of the drive? Had a similar problem (mp3 files though) and creating a sub folder and placing them in that made them visible for some reason . . .

Just possible that it's the wrong "FAT 32" . I had the same problem and discovered the it was called "XFAT 32"
Try formatting with an older Windows. I never followed it up because I moved on to a Western Digital TV HD 1080P Media Player.

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Solves a million problems.

try a partition about 80 gb works on my 1tb drive, you can always save avi on the lager partition and drag them over to view

This may be a daft question, but in between formatting and finding that the DVD player can't see any files on the drive, you did remember to put some files back onto it, didn't you?
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